Victorian, visualizing Aragorn/Viggo could get me through a hell of alot of pain, too.
post #41 of 53
5/21/05 at 1:30am
Originally Posted by doctorjen
I don't mean to keep repeating myself but I really practice in the middle of nowhere. I'm feeling more hopeful that I might be able to track down a doula, but there aren't any acupuncturists for miles! I know a lot of these suggestions are wonderful, but they are hard to promote around here. I live in an area where complementary health practices are not well known or respected. I can't even get women to try a chiropracter to turn a breech baby (and there is a Webster certified chiro an hour away) let alone consider anything more alternative. One mama with a breech baby told me she'd much rather have a cesarean than try anything crazy like a chiropracter!
Originally Posted by onlyboys
Jen thinks her client will certianly have an epidural, but she's concerned about the possibility that the epi will not take effectively, and then she's left without recourse for coping with labor. Also, the client *will* have to tolerate some labor before getting the epidural.
I agree with you, though, in cases like this, the epidural is a compassionate intervention.