I aim to please :-D
And laughter is supposed to be the best medicine!
I've got to keep a funny/positive outlook on things, otherwise I'd probably be in tears every day. I've been there & try my best not to go back!
Today was particularly hard. Found out someone at work is pregnant, 21 weeks in fact. Apparently she never thought she wanted kids & after 10 years of marriage they decided to give it a go. She came off the pill in January, and by my calculations with her being 21 weeks, she fell straight away! Oh to be so lucky!
Heidi! Congratulations on your positive!!! So happy for you.
Sorry to those that have had AF show up once again.
And in relation to drugs, does an epidural make your labour longer and increase your chances of caesarean?
I was dead set against them. I was actually petrified of the whole needle/spine thing, and me being me, wanting to be informed, googled images and diagrams of it....which scared me even more! I had heard horror stories with ladies being temporarily paralyzed after for a few days, them not working properly or at all, them not being able to get them in overweight people (I'm overweight).....
However, I had one. It took 3 attempts, but it worked perfectly! Very strange sensation while doing it, but once is working I was completely pain free from boobs down! Pure bliss! It changed my mind so much, my next pregnancy will be announced to my gp with "hi! I think I'm pregnant again, yes, please, I will have an epi! Now if you will! "
Im a midwife - i've seen lots of different births!
Nomie - a friend of mine was so against epi's and after 27 hours and stalled for 11 hours at 5cm dilation she caved and got an epi relaxed went to sleep and bam 2 hours later was fully dilated and ready to push. She is now very pro epi LOL!
lol Disney, DHs can be funny. My DH has said he'd feel weird about it too. I think he might change his mind when the time comes, although I'm sure he'd freak out if bubs moved (as would I). I can't wait to find out for sure though! A lot more bd will hopefully help with that... heh heh lucky me
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