Can you have pethidine at a home birth?

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  1. ellie1275

    ellie1275 pregnant- 2nd trimester

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    does anyone know if the mw's can administer pethidine at a home birth?

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  2. Laura--x

    Laura--x Guest

    Im pretty sure the only pain relief you can have at a homebirth is gas and air x
     
  3. craftymum

    craftymum Mum to Jacob and Jenna

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    I think you can if you collect it on prescription on approval from your Doctor or MW, need to check for sure though
     
  4. Terri1985

    Terri1985 Well-Known Member

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    My friend had a home birth and she got a prescription for it from the doctor so the midwife could use it. . . she didnt use it in the end though lol she just sat in the bath for most of it and used gas and air :thumbup:
     
  5. Bumblebee23

    Bumblebee23 mum of 1 & pregnant

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    Yep!
    im getting mine tomorrow from the chemists-the doc had to talk 2 my midwife 2 check i wasn't fibbing (yes i just ate too many cakes its not a baby in there!!! MEN!!!) ill b having gas and air too and my TENS machine-just talk 2 ur midwife about it! :hugs:
     
  6. diz

    diz Well-Known Member

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    yes you can, you need a prescription from your DR (my midwife organized it all and i just picked up the medication)
     
  7. Rees

    Rees Mummy and Pregnant

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    yep, you need the prescription as everyone has said, although my midwife said that the last time she actually used it was about 6 years ago!

    although i've completely forgotten to go and get my prescription! lol, never mind, i'll do it with just gas and air! eek! lol
     

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