Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:08 pm
I had just a shot in my hip of nubain(sp?) when I was at 4cm with my 1st-it took the edge off enough for me to continue without feeling like i needed an epi and that i could do it, then it wore off 4 hrs later and when they went to give me another shot i was at 9cm and couldn't have one, I delivered natural about 2 hrs after that. I had planned to get a shot of meds again with my 2nd but by the time i got to the hospital I was to far to have anything and had him natural, I was really scared that it would somehow hurt worse then my 1st did from not having anything at all, but it didn't, i got through it and once i realized i could do it with no meds I had my 3rd and 4th med free as well and i plan to have this one med free too. I wouldn't be opposed to getting a shot of something again if i absolutely felt i needed it, but after doing it before-i know what my body is capable of handling and feel i can do it again med free. I've heard alot of stories from family and friends of epi's not fully taking, only taking on one side, or really bad headaches afterwards and the risk of needing more medical intervention or a c-section goes up so i'll gladly pass and suffer though it med free-it's only for a short time, it's not forever.