Wednesday, April 6, 2011

E is for Epidural! Yay!

Everyone keeps telling me epidural horror stories... I think it's because I already can't wait to get my epidural.  
Last time around, my water had broken but my contractions never showed up, so they started giving me pitocin.

Ay ay ay... it was bad. Seriously, I wanted to kiss the feet of the anesthesiologist.  The epidural was the best thing about being in labor, oh yeah then the whole I have a baby now thing :) .   It's a good thing they don't sell epidurals on the street or I might be a drug addict.  (okay not really, I don't even like taking Tylenol)  

I know there are so many hard core people who give birth with no pain killers... but I don't really want to be one of them.  Sometimes you don't have a choice, and if that happens I'll suck it up.  But for now I think I'll just shove my fingers in my ears and start humming the next time someone tells me how awful their epidural was...because labor sucks, and I'm cool with not feeling extreme amounts of pain.     


  1. I've done the epidural after the same situation, water breaks, no labor, pitocin. With my other children, I didn't have it. One was too fast and there wasn't time. The other labor was manageable, and the fourth--I should've had an epidural. Pain relief is wonderful.

  2. I love epidurals. I've never had a problem. I had one of my kids without, because he came so fast, so I know I CAN do it, I just don't WANT to do it without drugs.

  3. "ouch" and "good luck" from a forever childless wonder :) you're brave, pain relief or not!

  4. I had three natural.....and Ethan I had an epidural.... after having an epidural....I was wondering why I was so stupid the first three times! You go girl! Good luck with it! Love ya....Aunt Amy

  5. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge and I look forward to reading more from you.