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August 6th, 2011, 07:26 PM
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one other factor I just thought about. An epidural will mess with your body's natural pain relievers. Normally during labor your body goes through a cycle of hormones that cause contractions and trigger endorphins that relieve pain. When you have an epidural it disrupts this cycle so that when/if it wears off the pain is much more intense. Kind of like if you were seriously hurt and taking painkillers and suddenly stopped them completely rather than weaning off them slowly.
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