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    Did anyone have these during labour? What did you think of them?

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    I had them...I'm pretty sure my comment at the time was: "those water injections are gold!"

    They hurt like nothing else when being put in, but it was instant relief from the back pain. I'm not sure how long they lasted because he turned before they wore off and so I didn't have any back pain come back. There's a reason they say to wait until the back pain is *really* bad before you have them, but well worth it for me

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    I planned to and completely forgot about them once in labour, bugger!

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    I had them, I got four injections in total. They worked really well but yep they bloody hurt didn't they. I groaned really loudly.

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    Default Water injections

    I ended up with a caesor did they hurt more or less then crowning

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    It was the only time I swore during my whole labour lol! Not sure re: crowning as three was a loooong gap between when I had the injections and crowning. But, they only sting for a second and crowning goes for quite a bit longer! Except, I just remembered that I had a pretty bad tear so I'm really not sure what regular crowning is like compared to when your baby is exiting "superman-style" (hand beside face lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielgury View Post
    I don't sugesting injections in general. Water or not. Try things that are more natural without putting anything that you don't really need in the body.
    They are water injections going under the skin so I don't think they are that harmful. I think if using these means the difference in a drug free birth to one with drugs then go for it if that's what your aiming for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielgury View Post
    I don't sugesting injections in general. Water or not. Try things that are more natural without putting anything that you don't really need in the body.
    It's just water. The aim is to change the pain receptors from focusing on the contractions to send the message to the brain to concentrate on the surface pain of the needle stings. It is completely natural and as a pp said, much more so than gas, pethidine or an epi.

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    Default Water injections

    I got them & personally I wouldn't get them again ever!! The pain of them going in was awful & I didn't get any relief from them..I think you have to go through enough in labour without putting yourself through any additional pain. Good luck with what you decide. Let us know how you get on

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    First I've heard of them! Interested to find out more. Who injects them - midwife or anaesthatist?


 

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