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What are the pros/cons of an epidural?


I gave birth to my five children naturally, without an epidural. I am debating whether to have the anesthesia this time. What did you choose? Why? Pros? Cons? Thank you.

 

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    breathe2travel 4 years ago

    Your reasons match mine: the health of my baby, and able to shower.

    I am *considering the epidural because I am so much older -- *due date is 3 days prior to my 40th birthday. I am wondering if I have the *same endurance. (4 year *old adding stars)*


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    Christine Miranda 4 years ago

    Oh I understand now. Haven't they gotten easier each time though?? Well I wish you the best of luck. Bring a leather belt to bite on. :)

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    breathe2travel 4 years ago

    I am definitely leaning toward going natural again!

    Thank you for your input. :)

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    breathe2travel 4 years ago

    I'm glad you had such a pleasant experience. Thank you for sharing your story.