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  • Yes if it hurts too much

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Thread: Painkillers during child birth?

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    They say that giving anaesthics (painkillers) to the mother during birth will harm the child.
    There is the option to say no or clinics where child birth is handled in a more natural way.
    (if the situation gets too extreme -the hospital is aware)
    I have no experience in childbirth but its seems most people opt for painkillers, yet have never met anyone who has.
    Maybe some of you who have been through this process have any tips.

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    anywhich way as long as the mother & child come out ok, just get it over with
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    Well, I've done both. when I had my first baby, I refused painkillers, til there was a problem. I was in heavy labor for a LONG time, and she was face up. the doctor tried to turn her DURING contractions. I kicked him in the stomach. They were thinking they maybe needed to do a C-section, at which point I agreed to painkillers so they could actually touch me.
    my second baby was born at home, with a midwife. No painkillers there, though I think I made my friend half death from screaming. LOL.
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    thankyou Ruthie (didn't know you where a lady), my girlfriend wants to do it in a different clinic which doesn't do anasthetics - because it is more personal and she says that in the hospital you will get different doctors changing shifts and student doctors looking in. Her main concern is that painkillers may hurt the baby. I support whatever she wants, also knowing that if there is a problem the hospital is almost across the hallway so you might end up getting the best of both worlds.
    Last edited by 100%; 02-21-2005 at 09:20 AM.

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    No

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15%
    thankyou Ruthie (didn't know you where a lady), my girlfriend wants to do it in a different clinic which doesn't do anasthetics - because it is more personal and she says that in the hospital you will get different doctors changing shifts and student doctors looking in. Her main concern is that painkillers may hurt the baby. I support whatever she wants, also knowing that if there is a problem the hospital is almost across the hallway so you might end up getting the best of both worlds.
    Msot hospitals have birthing rooms. they also let midwives do the delivery, and of course there is the benefit of the hospital right there. also, at least when I had my kids, midwives need to have a Dr. they work under. If I did it again (which I won't...my kids are grown), i wouldn't do a home birth, simply because if anything happened, I wouldn't be right at a hospital for medical intervention.
    It's great you support whatever she wants. I hope she knows that when the time comes, if she needs meds, not to feel guilty about it.
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    Very often medication can assist in facilitating a quick birth, or so I read in a recent report. Since the birth is quicker and easier and the Mother is less distressed, it's beneficial to the baby, rather than the contrary. A well documented concern is that an epidural can increase the likelyhood of a c-section, this was found not to be the case in the study I recently read.

    However, I didn't know this at the time but still, when my girlfriend was in labour last year she was distressed so medication was offered and accepted - it was pethidine, a narcotic. This greatly relaxed her, eased her pains and the baby suffered no detriment.

    I would say that pain relief is a definite good thing for expectant mothers to use when required.
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    I got high as a kite when my daughter was born..
    they gave my mumsy a bottle of gas and left it..
    She didnt use it but me and my mates got high as in the waiting room

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    No -it is unhealthy, unatural & affects the child

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    Well, there were herbs used throughout history to ease labor pains..herbs used as abortants, etc. Women also had babies at 13 years old, women have died in childbirth, etc. so, medicines have positive uses too.
    They can save babies and mothers. I don't push medicine..obviously, given that my son was born at home. I do, however now think it is good to be near a hospital. Had I had a home birth with mydaughter, things would have been iffy at best, given there were problems.
    I also think if the pain is too much, drugs are fine if they don't hurt the baby. If one doesn't need to suffer unbearable pain, and it is safe, there is no reason to. It doesn't make a women more or less of a woman to accecpt or refuse drugs.
    Last edited by ruthie; 02-21-2005 at 06:37 PM.
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