(Closed) Walking/Light Epidural

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i have heard of it, and debated it… but i am going to go natural so it is not an option for me… i have heard good things though.. it makes it so you can walk around and don’t have to just lay up in bed after being numbed..

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@daniellemybelle: I have never heard of this before. It might be an option though…if natural is too much to endure.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@daniellemybelle: WOW…..giving a mother narcotics seems strange to me.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a really high pain threshhold, like seriously I am hardly ever in pain. If I can handle giving birth naturally then fine but the moment it starts hurting so much I want to break my husbands hand off then I will have me an epidural. I don’t think there is nothing wrong with having an epidural, everyone feels different things. I also want to give birth in a hospital on a bed none of that at home births or water births 😛

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

I think the “epi lite” is the best of both worlds but the worst of both worlds in a way.  I think there is still risk that you wouldn’t be able to walk, and I don’t think all docs/hopspitals offer it.  My friend did have a full epidural, though, and she actually had them lower it before she pushed, so she could feel more.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We did Bradley Birth Classes and it was amazing. We learned how to have a natural birth, bonded closer, and met a lot of nice people. Look into it because it’s not as bad as it seems, I promise (even though I would’ve never believed myself).

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh I had never heard of this.  I am almost overwhelmed with all of the (conflicting) information out there so I have done very little research until we’re ready to really TTC.  Thanks for mentioning this!  I have always been fearful of the classic epidural, my mother had one when she gave birth to my brother (13 years ago) and it caused her major spinal issues (I don’t remember the specifics).  But this is something I think I’d research as a possible option.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I don’t think it’s a good idea for some of the reasons that have already been stated. Chances are, any amount of the epidural you will not be able to walk, change position, etc. Those things are too important to me to sacrifice. Plus, I plan on giving birth at a birth center where it would not even be an option. I think if I went into labor knowing an epidural was an option I would not do the mental preparation necessary to get through without because you always have your back up plan.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I actually work in Labor & Delivery and a co-worker recently brought in this movie that I really enjoyed.  It’s called “The Business of Giving Birth”.  It sounds like you are doing a lot of research which is so wonderful because I think a lot of expectant mothers really do not have any idea about various birthing processes.  That movie really opened my eyes….it goes against all hospital practices (which is what I do) but is a must see movie for all moms!

Anyways… the medication given is going to vary from patient to patient… but for the very large hospital system I work for we do not allow a mother to “crouch or squat” during delivery…. It sounds like you should explore a mid-wife option or Bradley Birth Classes like another gal posted!?  

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ooops.. the movie is actually “The Business of Being Born”. 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

See the movie @MelBell11 talks about or read the book Rikki Lake, yes Rikki Lake, co-authored. It opened my eyes while not trash talking births. I gave birth in a Birth Center and it was nice and the nurses were helpful for the most part.

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