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    Default Pain relief...

    What did you do/want to do for relief?

    Just watching One born every minute... And it seems like everyone is encouraged to have an epidural...

    My first,
    I had pethedine and gas,
    My second,
    I had a water birth, which was the best relief.

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    I agree. Getting in the water was great pain relief. I also used vocalisation

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    First - gas and epidural
    Second - nothing (labour was 55mins)
    Third - nothing (labour was 43mins)

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    If somehow I was to have a natural birth which I'm not but anyway, I would have heat packs and the epidural, wouldn't bother with pethidine.

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    I didn't have anything and found breathing the best.
    all the pain relief made me feel sick so i went without and really happy i did .

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    I had no pain relief for either of my births.

    The first was a water birth.

    The second I was too far gone by the time I even contemplated pain relief.

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    I used gas,

    If i have another i plan nothing.

    The gas worked but it sent me high as a kite, i could not focus on labour and my 'timeline' of dss birth is totally messed up.

    I managed to get to 10 cm without pain relief (just had a lip to go)

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    I did want a epidural free birth, but a good friend said something I believe I will always thank her for. She asked me if I wanted to enjoy the experience. I have a very low pain threshold and would definitely not enjoy it if I was in agony. Since I am allergic to pethadine, morphine and all morphine derrivatives, it was going to be either gas or epidural. Gas ain't gunna cut it. I know my limits (for example I almost fainted from the pain when I shut my finger in a concertina door hinge) and me thinks my limit in childbirth was way back there, in the distance, maybe in a different time zone.

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    Our number 3 is going to be another water birth, and I'm so excited! With baby 2, breathing worked wonders too, I can't believe how awesome it actually worked lol

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    1st gas and pethidine
    2nd to 5th gas so i could bite on the tube.
    6th gas and a informed afterwards that they gave me pethidine, I had a bad panic attack. Dh says i consented but i don't remember consenting to it.


 

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