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

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    I had an emergency ceasar - drugs come with that ... i said no to all drugs except gas but baby was posterior and too big for me and i was in agony so i caved ... i said all along i wouldn't have drugs during labour because of what it 'could' do to baby but i was so delerious with pain that by the time they gave me a pethidene injection i wasn't really me or my rational self ... when i go again i'll avoid all alcohol again but i'll probably have a planned ceasarian - but we'll wait and see - i'd love to go natural if i was physically able to.

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    Yes.. they ar all unique.

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    I just wanted to say different people have different pin tolerances. My DD2 has an extremely high pain tolerance to the point where she can hurt herself without realizing it. My DS thinks he is dying after one scratch

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    I definitely don't think it's just about pain tolerance - I think some people really do not experience the same levels of pain. I believe myself to have a high pain tolerance (I only had 2 lots 2 panadol after c-sec, for example) but I find labour excruciating. My best friend said she *truly* did not experience any pain and didn't realise she was in established labour til she found herself pushing on the toilet... she said the only pain she felt was of her uterus squashin into her ribs during contractions.

    I think duration makes a difference... exhaustion etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leisa21 View Post
    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.
    I know this is a tad off the topic lol but I just need to point out that having 2 or 3 wines a week would not be considered "an occasional drink" it would actually be considered regular drinking which is probably not what anyone is talking about when they say they had a drink in pregnancy. For me personally I had one drink in my entire pregnancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngNotDumb View Post
    I know this is a tad off the topic lol but I just need to point out that having 2 or 3 wines a week would not be considered "an occasional drink" it would actually be considered regular drinking which is probably not what anyone is talking about when they say they had a drink in pregnancy. For me personally I had one drink in my entire pregnancy
    Of course it's not occasional but I was just using it as an example. I still don't think one drink in pregnancy van be compared to taking PK in labour.

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    And to answer the op I chose to avoid pain relief in labour because I believe they slow labour and can make babies sleepy and slow to latch but I put no judgement on anyone who chooses otherwise or any choice anyone makes for labour or pregnancy unless they are deliberately negligent or cause harm because they just don't give a ****

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    I don't understand why people are so outraged at the comparison of taking drugs during labor being compared to an odd drink throughout pregnancy.... Yes there are some dangers to drinking whilst pregnant, those of which are not completely known etc. But there are also dangers of taking drugs whilst in labor... quite an extensive list actually. But I see women getting shot down for having a drink or two whilst pregnant but apparently drugs throughout labor are different You can't deny both scenarios carry risks for the unborn baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Nietzsche View Post
    Quite clearly some people just don't experience as much pain as others.

    Thank god I took the drugs - allowed me to get 2 hours rest and have the energy to keep going.
    This is true, there really is varying levels of pain, and pain tolerance.

    I would have died if I had not had an epidural at the 24th hour of my labour...like ACTUALLY died. I have heard people describe labour and thought "omg serious?" because they described it as "a bit painful" when I would describe it as the most agonizing and terrible pain I could ever imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpunkeeMunkee View Post
    You can't deny both scenarios carry risks for the unborn baby.
    Not taking pain relief during labour can also have risks for many mothers (and babies). It's completely different. Alcohol is an indulgence, wanting to be free from pain isn't exactly asking too much IMO.

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