I spent my whole pregnancy being blackmailed into having no epidural by numerous people including family members, midwives, lactation consultants etc etc. However when it came to it I knew I wanted one so I demanded it (even though the midwife tried to tell me I couldn’t have one because it was the middle of the night0it was 6am!!!) Luckily I had a wonderful Dr who called up his friend to give me one. It was the best thing ever! It didn’t hurt at all, and meant I was completely calm and relaxed during my contractions and the birth of my daughter. I had an episiotomy and because of the epidural didn’t feel anything at all and could spend time marvelling at my new baby. I am all for people going without pain relief and think that they are very strong women, but I don’t like all the women who choose to use pain relief looked down upon.
Posted by alm3820, 30th June 2013