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    Yeh I wouldn't have been able to restrain myself from throwing a few words at the person making the comment either. I had a EPI after 36 hours in labour, not because I couldn't handle the pain but because I was exhausted. My labour probably would have ended in an emergency C sect if I hadn't have had it. Some people are just ignorant and rude.

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    I want to go totally natural for my birth and I'm sure if I do I will be pretty proud of myself. But if another woman chooses to go straight for the epidural what business is that of mine? Absolutely none. I wouldn't care either way what another woman chose for her own birth. It doesn't affect me. I think it's really stupid how worked up some women get about other women's birth choices.

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    I have had 1 natural birth with 0 painkillers because I was a too scared to get a epi and the gas made me sick. After having 2 c-sections and having a spinal and seeing it isn't that scary I wished I had gone with the epi with my natural, so no I do not feel empowered or superior I feel stupid lol

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    My first Labour was 3 hours and when it got intense I asked what my options were, I just got a big smile from my mid wife and said having a baby was my option. Lol.
    After seeing what it's involved with an epidural I was freaked out so I didn't want one any way, but now I'm halfway with my second I'm a bit more curious as to what it's like. My best friend had epi with her 3rd after 2 natural births and said it was awesome.
    It's totally up to the individual and not up for judgement.
    I just hope to hell I don't have forceps! They freak me out too!

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    Oh god, I've heard similar comments from people. I ignore it.

    I had an epidural and will probably have one for this babies birth too (my second)

    My labour was 24 hours, and lets face it, it really hurt and I wanted it not to anymore. We take pain medicine for other things so why not child birth if you like?


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    I had a completely drug free labour.. No gas, nothing... & to be honest.. Yes, I do feel empowered & I am so proud of myself... Because it was so important to me not to have drugs. That was MY birth plan. I had a natural water birth with delayed cord clamping..

    I don't really care what other women choose to do... However, I do care when women go into labour uneducated.. I think it's important to know the potential risks to you & your baby... I had a girl say to me 'I'm having an epidural because I heard that labour really hurts'

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    Oh god. What an awful person. If I had time for one, I would have had one. Both times. Lol. I am proud of myself that I did it with only gas.

    Would I have pain relief next time? If this baby takes longer than 2 minutes to get here, hell yes!

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    Like many things, some women wear their "drug free birth" like a badge of honour. Same goes for breast feeding, co-sleeping, baby sleeping for 12 hours from 6 weeks, whatever.

    If that is what someone needs to make them feel like a good mother then let them I say

    I had an absolutely hideous experience with being induced and the epidural was literally the most amazing and wonderful thing I have ever experienced. My birth experience was in NO way comparable to anyone elses, particularly anyone who was fortunate enough to experience spontaneous labour.

    I have no doubt in my mind that if I had not been induced early, there is a good chance I would not have had an epi. But honestly, I don't care. I would have one again in a heartbeat.

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    I had an Epi, it sucked and I hated it. I was strapped up to a bunch of devices and apparently I'm one of that small percentage of women who it just doesn't work for, despite their thorough efforts to get it right. Sigh.

    I do thing women who do it without are pretty amazing, just like I think people who run marathons or climb everest are amazing etc..

    That's not a criticism of those who don't though, obviously.

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