Did any of these work for you?
---------------------------------------------- I'm pretty sure there are more #painrelief
but this was what I used.
For more than 2 hours my husband was dousing me with warm water whilst we were sat in th tub. Did it help? Maybe. But it was not enough. Haha
Then we came to the hospital and I immediately asked for pain relief. Having taken #paracetamol
on the way in, not that it helped, lol. I asked for #Pethidine
. Of course the prescription took a while but when I got it, oh yeah. Was able to nap!
On hour 10 of my labour, I had my arms wrapped around my husband whilst marching in place. It seemed to help. But then it did not. I asked for Pethidine again and I was given another shot after I annoyed the midwife for ringing the buzzer every 10 minutes until she gave it to me.
Then I heard them saying they were going to give me gas. They pushed a tank taller than most of us in the room for me to use. And then, poof! It was not working.
I was sent to the #Delivery
Gas was awesome! It was like I had 5 shots of #tequila
and 5 #jagerbombs
in a row. I was giggling and my husband did tell me to stop inhaling the #gas
already. (Note: he wanted to try it whilst the midwives were out of the room)
came 14 hours after I first had my contractions.
I also laboured on my back, not on my tummy so it was pretty painful.
Epidural was a #100
% effective! It did mean I had to be hooked up to a monitor (but that was good as they found out about baby, too. Another post,another day). And I could remember the midwife saying to me "Get the epidural, you are not getting a medal for all this pain". I know what she meant.
But hey, I get more than a medal. I get my #baby
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