Painkillers during birth. Are they safe for the baby?

@krysy1982 (1042)
United States
November 29, 2006 8:50pm CST
How do you feel about painkillers during labor?
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5 responses
@YoMomma1 (922)
• United States
1 Dec 06
i had an epidural with all my kids, and never experienced any side effects until my last labor and delivery. i had these spasms in my neck for about 3 mths after the delivery and the doctor said i still had some epidural in my system, and my body was trying to reject it- neck spasms that were so painful, i felt like i was getting shocked
@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I had an epidural with my 1st and 2nd child. My back is totally screwed up from the 2nd one.I had my 3rd child all natural. My fourth child I had a epidural. It took 1hr just to get the needle in then another 30min to fix the cathator.
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@emarie (5455)
• United States
30 Nov 06
i really try to stay away from them. i was told that the baby comes out tired and lathargic..and sometimes will be to tired to nurse.
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@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
1 Dec 06
thanks for your response
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@kids91911 (4366)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Yes or the doctor wouldn't give it to you.
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@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
30 Nov 06
thanks on responding
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@reeseyj (906)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I've had three children and did not use them. First you don't know what it's doing to the baby and you miss the whole experiencce of the birth but some people just can't handle the pain. I guess it just depends on the person.
@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
1 Dec 06
thanks
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• United States
2 Dec 06
as long as it doesn't hurt the baby then I guess it is ok