With my first birth I was induced at 41 weeks just with gels and went straight into active labour. He was born 4.5 hours later, I didn't have any drugs or gas. I'm expected to birth quickly this time but the thought of all that pain again is scary, should I consider an epidural or should I keep remembering that I've done it before and I could do it again drug free?
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09-09-2013 16:13 #1Junior Member
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Can I do it without pain relief again?
09-09-2013 16:14 #2
Have you considered a TENS machine for this birth?
09-09-2013 16:41 #3Junior Member
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Yes I tried it before but think I used it too late as my labour started from nothing to contractions being 3 mins apart and it did nothing to help. What is the optimal time to use one during labour?
09-09-2013 16:51 #4
Of course you can
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09-09-2013 18:39 #5
Course you can! You can always research you options have a chat to your care provider and that way you will feel more prepared if you change your mind
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09-09-2013 18:58 #6
Yes you can!
Have you looked into A TENS machine??
Made my 2nd birth much more bearable than my first
Both fully natural
09-09-2013 19:14 #7
Put a TENS on at the first sign of anything. Have you considered a water birth? I felt like this when I found out I was pregnant with DS2( 3rd bub). I just didn't think I had it in me for another natural birth and my 2nd labour was much harder then my first so I had bad memories. I did a calmbirth course which was great and it was the easiest of all the labours. Plus he was a 10 pnd baby.
Also consider sterile water injections. They're really effective. There lots of things to help you have a natural birth if that's what you want.
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09-09-2013 19:14 #8
09-09-2013 19:22 #9
Of course you can! But in saying that, don't feel bad if you end up having pain relief. Just do what feels right at the time - every labour can be so different after all. Good luck! Oh and don't forget there are always things like gas and air, pethidine etc you could try first if you wanted to.
09-09-2013 19:26 #10
Yes you can. My advise is active and water, good luck.
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