I would like to try with just gas, but dont think that my pain threshold is that high! If the pain was too much i would be happy to have an epidural if that meant the whole experience was better as a whole.
Would love to hear others thoughts, and what those with bub's have done.
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04-09-2012 20:44 #331
04-09-2012 21:30 #332mum of 2
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- Oct 2009
- Illawarra NSW
First baby I had long induced labour, ended up with pretty much everything - tried gas, then morphine, then epidural. Ended up with c-section.
Second baby, I went gas, then found the shower, and that was amazing, then decided to go epidural (as I'd had a prior c section and they wouldn't let me stay in the shower with no monitor) - nurse didn't check me before the epidural, so ended up having him pretty much straight after the epidural, which kicked in AFTER I'd had him and they stitched me up argh.
Next baby - I think we'll go homebirth.
05-09-2012 07:28 #333
Hamij - that's annoying it kicked in after your bubs was born.. Thanks for sharing ur stories! A home birth sounds scary just because there is no pain relief ! I'm the worlds biggest sook! I stubbed my toe the other day and thought I was going to die!
Im very much having an epidural! I feel it will make my experience more positive and calm ( things were not calm after I stubbed my toe lol).
05-09-2012 08:04 #334
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05-09-2012 08:27 #336
I highly recomend a spa if your hospital has one, it really calms you down and helps you get into the zone.
I was really worried about the side effects of an epidural.
05-09-2012 09:12 #337mum of 2
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- Oct 2009
- Illawarra NSW
My son had to be resuscitated after birth. I'm not sure whether that was because he was early, or because the epidural was given so late.
Wipes - it seems a lot of the cloth wipes are flannelette and minkee, so that's what I think I'm going to make them out of. In saying that - I think I've found some cheap ones on etsy - from america. Will work out if me making them will be a decent amount cheaper - if not - I'll just buy it. Looked into prices of a wetbag, and looks like they won't cost me that much less to make myself, so I'm thinking I'll be buying those too! One thing I did 'make' with my kids was wraps. That way I could make them a lot bigger than the store bought wraps. Though I also found the cot top sheet to be good for that too.
05-09-2012 11:08 #338
my 3 labours have all been rather different to each other, and my babies have gotten smaller rather than bigger with each bub haha.
my first i had gas (made me feel nauseous so i stopped that) then i had pethedine shot, which i thought didnt really do too much. He was born in 6.5hrs. at 39 weeks gest, weighing 3.38kgs
my second i did drug free! He was born in 5.5hrs at 39 weeks gest, weighing 3.33kgs.
my third was shocking. I had a massive bleed at home at 37 weeks, went to hospital via ambulance and then had morpheine. She was only 2.9kgs and took 4.5 hours. She hurt the most lol.
my 4th i will TRY to do drug free, i didnt like how the morphine made me feel. so spacey and sleepy, not nice.
05-09-2012 12:35 #339
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