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|I had epidurals with my first two births. They worked really, really well.. basically the perfect epidural. They weren't turned off until after the birth, but still I felt an incredible urge to push and felt every sensation except the pain.|
Kristy, wife to Josh proud mama to Katie: since 3/08 and Emma since 8/12.
My advice may not be appropriate for you. That's ok. You are just fine how you are and I am the right kind of me.
I think it's great an epidural was able to help make your birth a beautiful experience. They are there for a reason, and just because I believe they get way overused, and have potential dangers, doesn't mean they should NEVER be used.
I would urge you to work through your previous birth and try to get to a place without fear (fear of pain, fear of "giving in", etc) and see what you really want. For the best chances of health for mother and baby, I believe natural childbirth is the best thing to plan (in the absence of need for medical interventions). But medical interventions, including pharmalogical pain medications, are there as backup if they are needed, and there should never be any shame or guilt for using necessary medicines.
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