They don't give gas in the USA. Epidural is the most commonly used, though done docs will administer regular pain meds, like Demerol or stadol. But the down side to that is you can't have much, so most of labor you're in a lot of pain. What's pethidine?
I got the epidural with my first and honestly didnt feel much at all, I did feel the stitching afterwards so it must have just been wearing off but its different for everyone. At first when they gave it to me I could only feel it on one side of my body so I had to lay on my left side for awhile for everything to work. I am definitely pro epidural!!
I had Demerol via shot and Fentanyl after they managed to get an IV into my arm (8 tries!!). Neither really did anything for the pain. Wasn't until I got my epidural that I was able to relax a bit and get a little sleep. The epidural was so painful to get put in, but I didn't care at that point because it wasn't as bad as the pain of the contractions. She had to do it twice because I was so jumpy and she hit a nerve causing a shooting pain to go down my leg. The second try didn't hurt nearly as much. When they were stitching me up after the c-section I started to get a little bit of burning because I think it was starting to wear off, but it wasn't painful, just annoying mostly. I wasn't prepared for the intense shaking I'd feel after the epidural wore off. It was like I was shivering, but I wasn't cold. The worst side effect I've had from the whole thing is the skin on my entire backside is so dried out. It could be from constantly lying/sitting on it for 4 days.
Yay! Got my wedding rings back on today Took them off on September 3 and just got them back over my swollen fingers today.
Hit another milestone today...Evan is 10 days old
I'm allowed to start trying to lift him out of his crib/bassinet today, but I think we're going to wait till the weekend to get a few more days of healing first. I can try stairs today too. Depending on how I feel I may take Evan for a walk today. There's a nice park near us, but it's a little further than I've been able to walk so far. My feet are still pretty swollen so walking has been a bit of a challenge.
Aww Anake I feel so bad for you, it's good you're doing well though. I couldn't walk for a while after my ectopic surgery... and when I did it was very short distances and I was hunched over like an old lady! I know it's kind of a different situation...
OMG WUGZ YOUR BUMP IS SO LITTLE AND CUTE! lol! I can't believe looking at all your baby tickers that I would have been over 6 months right now too OH and I were just talking about how crazy it seems, doesn't seem like it was that long ago to me! Of course you get a bfp when you're already 1 month so, that shaves off a little time. You all look so cute with bumps though! I'm a little jelly... maybe I'll get there soon.
Got to see the little guy in 3 and 4d last night He was being so stubborn at first, totally looking striaght into my uterus so we couldnt see his face then when he finally did turn he put his hands up by his face gonna have a stubborn little boy! after about 10 minutes of hiding he got a burst of eneergy and finally let us see him, my heart absolutely melted, he is so perfect, I cannot wait for these next 15 weeks to go by so I can just hold him!!!
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