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June 30th, 2006, 09:49 PM
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I think it is essential to educate yourself about coping with pain during contractions, regardless of whether you want meds or not. There may be a point in your labor where you wish you could get them and cannot. 1) you might not be 4 cm yet and many hospitals do not like to give you an epidural until 4 cm because of it wearing off, and 2) they might have to turn down an epidural, or turn it off, if it becomes necessary for you to move to help pushing, like onto your side or something.[/b]
I agree here! My labours both progressed too fast for any sort of pain management. It can and does happen. Best of luck to you!
msjaQ- 28, pantheist AP detroit mama to:
timothy michael, august 31, 2003, 12:02pm, 8 lb. 4 oz., 21"- 38 wks.
melissa may, april 7, 2006, 1:31pm, 7 lb. 10.5 oz., 19.5"- 36.5 wks
nicholas michael, january 31, 2010, 5:12pm, 5 lb. 11 oz., 18.25"- 37.1 wks
damon michael, january 21, 2012, 1:31am, 6 lb. 14 oz., 20", 38 wks
rainbow baby left me at 6-1/2 weeks on 09.08.12~ never forgotten, sweet child

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