So yes, ITA with you. My issue lies with judging women who use meds as being sooks who don't care about the effect on the baby (although that word hasn't been used that can be the vibe)
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02-01-2011 12:32 #21
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I didn't attend antenatal classes and wasn't really told anything during labour, apart from when I did ask for pain relief and was refused as I was 9cm dilated.
I did my reading beforehand and I'm so glad I had a natural birth!
02-01-2011 12:44 #23
the brief research I have done shows that the risks (especially any risks or effects on the baby) are quite glossed over .....
here is a good article about risks of an epi though.
I especially like the conclusion
The childbirth educator's duty is to inform, not to talk women into or out of using an epidural. Many women will choose an epidural, when well informed of benefits, risks and alternatives; others will choose to avoid it if their labor allows.
When women are well informed, they will consider the information, along with other factors - such as their fears, self-perceptions, their goals for their birth experiences, their support system - and make the most suitable decision.
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02-01-2011 12:47 #24
02-01-2011 12:48 #25
I knew the risks with my epi but naïvely knew nothing about having morphine whilst BFing. DD was a booby monster though.
02-01-2011 12:53 #26
02-01-2011 13:39 #27
DD1 - No
DD2 and DD3 - I researched everything determined they would not be like my first labour.
02-01-2011 13:54 #28
Yes I knew what the problems could be with drugs and originally said no to the midwife who suggested it, FOB and the midwife had a long discussion about the risks and benefits (I couldn't really talk at that stage) and in the end I chose to have the peth and I was EXTREMELY glad I did. I wasn't coping with the labour (posterior) and with the news that I still had a loooooong way to go, and I truly believe without the peth to help me get through it I would have just given up and things would have gone really badly.
02-01-2011 14:12 #29
I was very ignorant with my first and, like many, TRUSTED the medical profession would inform me if there were any real dangers.
I had an epi with DS1, but after joining a mother's group and discussing many a thing about drugs & side-effects, my next 2 labours were completely drug free.
Information WILL give you the strength to go drug free if your situation allows!
02-01-2011 14:16 #30
With DD, no. Not at one GP's appointment or one hospital appointment was I made aware of informed about any sort of available pain relief. In fact nothing was ever said or heard about what sort of birth I wanted Thanks a lot, Logan Hospital (idiots). I ended up having no pain relief and had a VB. I had Pethidine AFTER she was born just like I had an epidural AFTER she was born in preparation for my placenta to be surgically removed.
With DS, yes. I was fully informed (several times by several different people) about the drugs I'd be having before, during and after my elective CS. I felt educated and confident during the entire pregnancy and birth
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