Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sidenote

I just wanted to add to that last post that I have nothing against epidurals or people that use them. I have heard horror stories from both natural birth and people that use epidurals and just want to know my options. I don't really know anything for REAL about either way, and I am not so "pro natural" that if it hurts too much, I'll probably get an epidural. I just want to see if I can do it and what it's like without. But if I do end up getting an epidural I won't be disappointed in myself. I just thought if I had more resources to help with the natural part I'd be able to at least hold out longer!

8 comments:

Grandma Nell said...

Susie - don't be scared or worried. It will all work out - but you should get books from your library on the subject so you can know what you're getting into! I agree with the others, the Dr. won't give you anything that will harm you or the baby, but I found that doing natural childbirth is wonderful. I did have some kind of tranquilizer when I had Amy and look at how wonderful and smart she turned out!! With Noah I did completely natural and it was great! I've never had an epidural tho. You'll do fine. Read up on it.

Patti said...

I always wanted an epidural, but never got to have one, so I can't tell you what that's like. Blame the pain on Eve. It's really her fault for eating the forbidden fruit, but then if she hadn't, we wouldn't be here to be having this chat. You'll do great. You'll be an excellent mama.

james & erin said...

ive never really considered it too much since ive never been pregnant. however, i am lead to believe that i am an epidural kind of girl. i had a kidney stones and they say the pain is worse than giving birth. ive paid my dues!

RILEY FAMILY said...

I think that's very responsible of you to look at all the options and I think it was so rude of that Dr. to say that to you. We took a childbirth class offered through the hospital & the lady who taught it really went into all the techniques to either get you through childbirth or to just get you through the contractions until you get the epidural. We both really liked the class and it was only $40. It's in the same building as Key Bank - you just go in the side door.

Shaylen said...

Well what we are going to do when that time comes is plan on a natural childbirth but it comes to a point where I can't bare then maybe. But the thought of having a needle in my back freaks me out even more. My mom just had medcine that took the edge off of her contractions, so I am hoping that I will be able to do the same. (sry i know this is long)
DOCTORS!! some doctors are so annyoing so I am sorry about yours pretty much laughing at you. I went the Health Center on monday(big mistake) and I felt like she was laughing at me. It takes a lot for me to go to the doctor and I didn't like how she treated me. I only talked with her about 3 mins or less and then I left and I felt like she was telling me I was stupid for coming in. So lame! ok i'm done. lol.

Christine said...

You'll do great either way. My sister had the epidural and screamed louder from that than the contractions, and my friend had her babies come so fast there was no time for the epidural and she said it's over before you know it and after 9 months a few ours of pain is nothing. :) Good luck making a decision!

derek and michelle said...

i wanted to have a natural birth and was kind of leaning away from epidurals. But i had an epidural and thought it was the best thing. i was able to kind of "enjoy" and remember Kys birth rather than be soo exhausted and in so much pain. I mean your still exhausted but it takes the edge away. The dr that was giving me the epidural said that medicine has come a long way and you shouldnt have to worry. But you will be great! you will just have to see when the time comes!! im so excited for you. Sorry for the long book.

Lindsey said...

This is not a response to your post, seeing as how anything I saw wouldn't really be helpful since I've never actually been in your position...yet. But, I noticed the other day when I was reading my friends blog Whitni Hess, that YOU were on her list too! what a small world. She was in my ward growing up in CA...so it was only time before you girls met up at BYU-I. Anyways, just thought I would mention that. PS-good luck with the delivery research. The actual delivery seems like the scariest part. I'd rather be sick as a dog, barfing 9 months straight (which happens to be the WORST kind of sickness I feel I could ever endure). But popping a baby out and either doing it natural, and feeling every stretch, or with a fat needle in your back, I don't know...doesn't sound fun either way. I guess that's why I'm not exactly at that point in my life. So yeah, sorry for being a downer on this subject...you'll do great! Mind of Matter!!!

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