What pain relief did you use during labour? Young parents talk about the pain relief methods they used during labour and birth. We would always advise parents to discuss pain relief options with their midwife or doctor.
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“I am still glad I had it during labour because labour is not a joke.”
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What pain relief did you use during labour?
When I was in labour with Jessiah I was scared, and at first I just thought I wanted an epidural because it’s going to take all the pain away. Then everyone said it’s not the best idea because of the back pain after. I changed my mind and went straight onto gas and air and I loved the feeling of it. It didn’t make the pain go away but it made you not really think about it. I just used gas and air though my labour and it got me through. And in my second labour, before I actually got to the hospital, I told my ambulance crew to give me gas and air because I knew that it would work.
I was induced due to reduced foetal movements. For about three days I didn’t feel him moving so they just induced me. So my labour was really long. I had like paracetamol, gas and air and on the last day. In the evening before I had Kaylan I had to have an epidural because I had back to back labour. I was just in too much pain and I couldn’t cope anymore with the pain, so I had an epidural.
So I didn’t use have to use any pain relief because my labour was very quick. My waters broke at 8 o’ clock and I had Cavahli at 8:26. I didn’t really get a chance to have anything because he was already here.
With pain relief during labour, I don’t remember exactly what the injection was called. But I had five injections and those didn’t work at all and when my waters did break, I think about 4 or 5 hours later I was pushing 4cm so because it was really dangerous I didn’t have an option but to have an epidural. So having an epidural during labour was like the best thing ever but the aftermath is a bit not what you would want ‘cause I still get back pain from time to time, they just come but I am still glad I had it during labour because labour is not a joke.
You decided if you were going to have an epidural or not and I was like ‘most definitely I am going to have an epidural,’ and so I had an epidural but they put the epidural in wrong they put it in too far in my pelvis so I felt contractions on my right side but not on my left side. So I was like the pain, I can’t even stress how bad the pain was ‘cause I was like ‘there is something wrong ,what is going on?’ and they were like ‘we don’t know what’s going on either!’ And then they called in an antitheist or something like that and they were like ‘ah, you put it into your pelvis,’ and I was like ‘alright, cool, just take it out. Please just do something to make the pain go away and give me more epidural, just stop it. It eventually eased down.