View Poll Results: Did you avoid alcohol while UTD but take drugs during labor?

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    Question **Spin off** For those that didn't drink alcohol during pregnancy...

    Did you take any drugs during labor?

    If so, did you think about the risks involved as much as you did when you were considering whether consuming alcohol was a good idea?

    Thoughts?

    Just curious with all these alcohol threads going around and all, it always makes me wonder. I find it a bit odd that some people avoid everything like the plague when UTD but then take drugs when in labor.

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    I didn't drink and refused all drugs before, during and after except the odd panadol.

    I guess to me though the difference is one is a lot less necessary than the other. If a woman is in a lot of pain it's natural for to want to stop that. Everything in our head and body is telling us to. I know I didn't want drugs leading up to the birth but desperately wanted relief while birthing. I didn't take anything but I sure wanted to.

    I think there's definitely a difference between drinking and having pain relief during birth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leisa21 View Post
    I didn't drink and refused all drugs before, during and after except the odd panadol.

    I guess to me though the difference is one is a lot less necessary than the other. If a woman is in a lot of pain it's natural for to want to stop that. Everything in our head and body is telling us to. I know I didn't want drugs leading up to the birth but desperately wanted relief while birthing. I didn't take anything but I sure wanted to.

    I think there's definitely a difference between drinking and having pain relief during birth.
    How so? I personally don't see the difference, just curious to know your POV. Do you think it's different for the baby?

    And yeah, I'm not talking about panadol as a drug BTW, since you mentioned it *yes I know panadol is a drug though!

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    I didn't drink but after 37 hours of contractions between 1 and 5 mins apart your damn right I had an epi and after a broken pelvis during labour I also had morphine for 5 days.

    I don't think it's nice to judge people or having pain relief during labour. There is no way someone could have been in my position and had just panadole!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leisa21 View Post
    I think there's definitely a difference between drinking and having pain relief during birth.


    I don't really get how the two are comparable...

    Drinking it something you do for pleasure and enjoyment. You usually choose the alcohol you consume based on it's taste.

    Pain relief during labour and birth isn't usually something someone chooses based on pleasure and enjoyment.

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    Ouch waterlily!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
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    Yep hun. Best and worst time of my life.

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    i think they cant be compared to each other.

    some people cant take the pain when in labour and because of complications some who wouldnt do need to.

    your talking about an extremely painful thing (childbirth) and alcohol during pregnancy which is not needed to help aid pregnancy as pain relief does during labor.

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    I dont think the difference isthe affect on the baby more the fact that it's a lot more understandable that when a woman is in significant pain she'll want to stop that pain.

    I chose no drugs because I didn't want it to affect my baby. However having a wine 2-3 nights a week is a lot easier to not do IMO than not take drugs during labour. Does that make sense?? I've been in early labour since 7:30am yesterday I'm not in a great mindset lol.

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    Can you define what you mean by drugs?

    I had panadol and panadiene for headaches. I also had coffee and 3 glasses of wine over 3 days whilst on holiday and I didn't know I was pregnant.

    I had gas when I was at about 9cm with DD and syntocin afterwards to stop severe PPH (and it most likely saved my life). After that I had a plethora of drugs administered to me to manage the severe PPH (I lost nearly half my blood supply) of which I was all very grateful for.


 
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