Karna - how adorable!!!!
Cahalanmac - I already ordered my epidural - the week I found out I was pregnant
Seriously, I had an epidural with my daughter - got it at about 5 centimeters. I was glad I did it, moreso because it turned out that she was stuck and I pushed for close to 3 hours. It just helped me relax. I felt the contractions a little, but the severe pain wasn't as severe as it started out to be.
Bottom line is - every single solitary labor is different. every single solitary woman is different, as is her attitude toward pain and what she believes she can handle. Start out with a plan and know that it could change. The biggest thing I hear from moms after delivery is that they wanted one thing and were so set on it that they were disappointed when that didn't happen. It's most important that you have a healthy delivery and a healthy baby and sometimes that just means your plans can go out the window!!!
Congratulations on your baby boy!!! I'm DYING to know what I'm having now, but with only 9 weeks left, I refuse to find out. I'm up to my coolie in onesies from my daughter. If this is a boy, he'll be naked or dressed in lots of pink and purple
Oh how right you are Star!!!Originally Posted by Stargazer