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    Default Water injections???

    I apologise in advance as i'm sure this topic would have come up before but my searches on the forums haven't found anything.

    Has any one had water injections? Were they helpful? Not helpful? Just wondered as the midwife spoke to me about this today and talked them up but I would prefer to hear BH'ers experiences.

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    Never heard of them what was the mw saying they are for????

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    I havent had them myself but I have heard from a couple of people that they hurt really bad when they were first injecting but that the pain relief was amazing I was told about them by my midwife because DS was posterior and It would have been something I tried out but once I was in labour They didnt offer to do them and I forgot to ask lol

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    Subbing. My middie has brought them up as well.

    Fifi, they inject saline into the spine to block the pain receptors.

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    Thank you very interesting and informative I'm still learning a lot with being pregnant

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    There not injected into the spine, I've heard they are good but never tried them myself

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    They are a tiny amount of sterile
    Water injected just under the skin in either 2 or 4 spots on the lower back so they make a little bleb under the skin. They will sting like a bee sting for approx 20 seconds the give relief from lower back pain by redirecting the pain pathways to the brain. They can be repeated whenever they wear off and don't effect baby. They are especially good for posterior labours with the lower back
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    For me it was 4 needles injected into your lower back like a 4 side of a dice, it felt about 10cms either side of my spine, two midwifes did mine simultaneously, it's specifically for back pain, and babies head was stuck on my spine so every contraction I was screaming in pain and between I was sobbing because it never let up, just constant agony in my back.

    They warned me 3 times it would hurt but I swear most blindly painful moment of my life, it was like stinging of the injection and felt like fire was being injected into my back. BUT it lasted maybe 3-5 seconds and then there was no pain.

    Within a couple of contractions I was smiling and laughing between them again.

    Worth it - in my opinion - for deep back pain.

    But I found the actually procedure horrific. I would do it again in those circumstances, but I wouldn't do it unless I was facing what I was then, which was I knew in my heart I wasn't birthing naturally if something didn't let up.

    It didn't take away the contractions, it didn't 100% take away the back pain - but a hot pack on my back and df holding it firmly took care of the rest.

    The MW told me some women have no more back pain, some women makes no difference, most women find it works somewhere in the middle.

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    I had them , they work but holy effin jebus they hurt lol!!!

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    I had them and it was honestly the most painful part of my labour. When they are being injected it HURTS! They did nothing for me but it was a last ditch effort to help me push in case back pain was causing me issues...

    I wouldn't get them again, personally.

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