Most of our mother time, they don't even know what's epidural, let alone taking it.
from my pre-natal class and the midwives advice when i was delivering, don't scream or even 'mmmm'... any sound you make from your mouth will directly reduce the strength you use to push. you only hv this much energy and if you are going to spend some energy vibrating your throat, you won't be able to use all your energy to push. furthermore screaming or even 'mmmm' will give you a sore throat afterward because you are using a lot of strength at your throat uncontrollably. so best thing to do is rem not to make any noise. this is what i learnt from experience, especially with the midwives constantly reminding me not to 'mmmm' cos i was also making some noise initially. hee.for those who manage the pain without epi. any tips beside breathing and trying to put the mind elsewhere? I heard taking laughing gas at interval helps. and also usually when we start feeling the pain is unbearable, actually it usually almost ending. means baby is coming out. is that true? the pain is usually unbearable at around 8cm?
does screaming help ? or doing the go toilet sound "MMMM"
i use gas only. i can tell u the pain is indeed excruciating but i survived it. it's not enough to kill us~~ most of our mums, and their mums, and all our foremothers... they nv used epidural. so i convince myself that if they can do it, i can do it too!Hi.. Can the ladies who delivered without epidural share their experience? Will gas suffice? I've had people telling me that the pain is excruciating without epidural.. I'm a little scared as I'm thinking of just going on gas..
that's my sentiment too , that's why I decided to go natural deliveryi use gas only. i can tell u the pain is indeed excruciating but i survived it. it's not enough to kill us~~ most of our mums, and their mums, and all our foremothers... they nv used epidural. so i convince myself that if they can do it, i can do it too!
but i must say i'm blessed to be in labour for no longer than 5 hours.
Yes, definitely! You can survive without epidural. And epidural have side effects on labor and laboring mother. Mothers are most likely at risk of pelvic problems and it can also decrease the heart rate of the baby. Natural birth is recommended.I had my little girl 10 months ago, no epidural, no gas, nothing. It wasn't too painful, I would say more intense than painful. It was manageable. Thank God my whole labour was only 3 hours too and I didn't have tearing or episiotomy. I was supposed to give birth in a bath but she came out too quickly!
I dont't know about not making any noise, I grunted and groaned a lot and my throat was fine hehehe
This was my second time without epi so it definitely is possible!! Look, I'm still alive! Haha
On my first pregnancy... we were deliberating about epidural while waiting for further dilation... We were overseas in this nice small hospital in a rural area. It was about 5am. There was a woman who was in the operating/delivery room and our room was next door. We could hear her panting and pushing... and then she gave this HUGE cry... it echoed throughout the entire ward... and then the roosters started crowing outside the window... My hubby and I looked at each other and we both simultaneously said 'let's go for the epidural!"
my husband told me on my 3rd pregnancy that i should skip the epidural i need to experience the real labour pain to be a better mother, so i told him that he should give birth in my place instead. he kept quiet.