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October 16th, 2010, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by calusari View Post
I've had an epidural with all of my pregnancies; one of the previous posters mentioned that it increases the risk of a c-section by 50%? I've never heard that. It has always helped my cervix to relax and made the labor go quicker. I tried to go natural with my third child, but the contractions were just too intense for me! I admire all of the women who can handle it...I just don't happen to be one of them:-)

epidurals can increase the risk of a c-section, but they can also prevent them in mommas who can't relax enough to allow their body to dilate. Tension and stress will stop/stall labor, so it sounds like you made the right choice for you and your babies

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Maverick Jude
December 9, 2013
5:20PM 8lb3oz 20.5"
Hospital water birth
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