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Decreased Stress in Labor. Studies have shown that taking childbirth classes can reduce the amount of stress in labor, which is the goal of. Easing pain from contractions usually tops the list when it comes to reasons for choosing an epidural. Women understand that labor is going to hurt, but many choose to minimize the pain of labor and an epidural is good option for that. I’m Afraid of Labor Not knowing what labor will bring is often frightening.

Goer says. Epidurals do have risks, she clarifies, and, of course, women do need to manage quite a bit of pain before they’re given drugs. Rising cesarean rates. This helped empty childbirth.

An epidural is a type of anesthesia used to provide pain relief during labor and delivery. The anesthesia is injected near the bottom of the spine and works by blocking nerve impulses in the lower back, resulting in decreased feeling in the bottom half of the body. Here are the reasons I think women who are planning on getting an epidural should take a childbirth class: Take pain management into your own hands. Most women will have to experience some labor before getting an epidural.

An epidural can help you stay alert so that you can take an active part in the birthing experience. It can also spare you discomfort if forceps or a vacuum are needed to help get your baby out. If. More than 50% of women giving birth at hospitals use epidural anesthesia.

As you prepare yourself for “labor day,” try to learn as much as possible about pain relief options so that you will be better prepared to make decisions during the labor and birth process. Understanding the different types of epidurals, how they are administered, and their benefits and risks will help. An epidural is considered the most effective and easily adjustable type of pain relief for childbirth. Epidurals are very common.

But there are some risks and possible side effects you should know about. Labor pain is unpredictable. An epidural decreases pain in a specific area — in this case, the lower part of the body. Women often choose to have one.

It’s also sometimes a medical necessity if there are complications, such as. An epidural provides anesthesia that creates a band of numbness from your bellybutton to your upper legs. It allows you to be awake and alert throughout labor, as well as to feel pressure.

The ability to feel second-stage labor pressure enables you.

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I did require an epidural during my first birth, and because of the class I felt like somewhat of a failure.”

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A good childbirth education class gives you confidence in yourself and your body by explaining the psychological and physiological aspects of labor.

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You will also need to explain other possible consequences of epidural placement:

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It is for this reason, supported by logic rather than evidence, that we discourage the use of epidural anaesthesia because, at least in cephalic babies, this increases the need for traction in the form of instrumental birth.

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If the woman chooses either epidural or spinal anaesthesia for labour and birth, the woman and midwife need to be aware of the possibility of the symptoms of pelvic girdle pain being masked and excessive mobilization of the joint, causing increased pain during the postpartum period.

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be required, particularly in the case of epidural analgesia).

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In a prepared childbirth class, you will learn about the physiology of your labor and delivery; this will give you incredible knowledge and strength.

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to have an epidural or other pain medication.

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FIGURE 12-17 Reasons for failure of the combined spinalepidural technique.

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Effects of natural childbirth preparation versus standard antenatal education on epidural rates, experience of childbirth and parental stress in mothers and fathers: a randomised controlled multicentre trial.

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  • I have degenerative disc disease in my back and the doctor already recommended an epidural at my first prenatal appointment. I feel like I’m at risk of hurting my back severely if I get the epidural. If I can’t feel what position is harming my spine, I can’t do anything to help myself. I dread that hospitals force women to do the whole thing lying on their back. I’m the one doing it and would much rather do it on my knees, leaning on my husband. I know it would be best in my circumstance.

  • You should’ve named the video.. The Pro’s of an Epidural 😉 Not really objective at all and you missed some facts.. for example that an epidural significantly heightens the risk of birth injury. During the immobility you’re also basically forced to stay in one position.. laying on your back, which is the worst position one can think of, to deliver your baby, besides standing on your head. Most women are already afraid of delivering their first child, this video isn’t empowering at all. Too bad. But thumbs down from me.

  • I appreciate this video but the music is too loud for me and so it’s hard to listen to you guys talking:-) In future, please could the music be quite a bit softer than the volume of your voices? Many thanks! X

  • Had my third baby 2 weeks ago. It was a very quick labor. Went in to the hospital 4 cm. Finally get into the labor room 6cm. Im in sooo much pain. Nurse recommends I get an epidural if i wanted one cause she had a feeling my labor was gonna be quick. 15 mins after I had my epidural. I was 10 cm. Pushed for 20 mins and out she came no tearing. The epi only took the edge off of my contractions. I still felt the ring of fire and boy that hurt. But all in all I was happy with my birth experience.

  • With all three of my pregnancies, I have been in bedrest for a LONG time because of preterm labor. When it is finally delivering time, I get that epidural. My first two babies I tried so hard to go without an epidural but my mind was so focused on “contractions are bad” that I wouldn’t progress. I got an epidural and BOOM! Baby 1/2 hour later. No joke! I have been in labor for months and it is glorious to finally not feel contractions and sleep!! I’m pregnant with my fourth. I’ve been on bedrest again for 6 months. And you betcha, I’ll be signing up for the epidural the moment I get to the hospital! One month to go!

    My sister had 5 babies without pain medication and she LOVED it!

    So everyone just needs to do what works best for them!

  • With my first I was induced at 40 weeks, (I also had gestational diabetes) and I labored with out the epidural for a bit, the contractions were ridiculous, and I had planned to get an epidural and I was finally ready. After that I was able to enjoy my delivery, I progressed pretty fast still, and it really didn’t hurt bad at all. I only pushed for 15 minutes as well or so. It was a very relaxed delivery.

  • I had an epidural with my 8yr old, at the time i was 16 and it was somewhat easy, i also have a 2 year old and i did it all natural and it was horrible, went through so much pain i was asking begging for epidural but it was too late.
    I am 8 months pregnant with my 3rd baby and i am getting the epidural for sure again.

  • I had an induction and had an epidural. I don’t think they didvtge epidural right cause I was still hurting and I could move and hold my own legs. The nurse was moving me from bed to bed but I honestly just stood up and got in bed and put my legs up. I knew when baby was coming. Felt like my butt was gonna blow up�� tmi

  • Completely spot on. I had to have a natural labor and I FELT EVERYTHING. Omg lol �� now I’m pregnant the 2nd time around and I’m low key considering an epidural. But if I have a fast and intense labor again then I will just not get it. Either way, you’re bringing a baby into this world regardless and it’s a big and special moment! Congratulations mommies ������

  • Second baby, about 10 weeks so far. Had my daughter and got stuck at 3cm for HOURS they gave me patocin (sorry if spelt wrong) this time I’m curious about going natural. On the fence as you guys said. I loved not feeling everything but not sure if I want to do that this time around. So nervous and I have already had one ����

  • I’m a first time mom to be and I’m trying to make the decision of if I want one or not. This didnt help. Both your stories are super good ways and now I’m more confused

  • I think some women just want to feel everything and be present for all the feelings that arise. Some prefer not to feel pain. That’s completely normal! I personally am afraid of an epidural but who’s to say what I’ll be feeling once I go into labor! Great video. Thank you.

  • Just had my baby 2 weeks ago, and I was in so much pain but it went so fast that I didn’t even have enough time to get it. But if the labor would be long and I was in so much pain I would of get the epidural. My water broke at 10am and I had my baby by noon. It went so fast that I didn’t even realize that I’m having the baby.

  • Your epidural experience sounds great! I would love that but my cousin got paralyzed from her epidural and had to do years of physiotherapy. So I’m just extremely torn and confused, I would love your epidural experience but I’m scared of complications

  • I had both..epidural with my first and all natural with my second! With me I had an epidural last minute..had side effects afterwards..such as I couldn’t move for a period of time but went away after a few months..Second had natural birth..went in when I was dilated to a 8cm and they didn’t even have time to put an IV..it was soo horrible..I was screaming like someone was killing me and also traumatized my husband! I now Have a boy and a girl..so that’s it for me!!

  • I had my baby Monday and got the epidural. I’m still so sore with extreme back pain. The shot itself wasn’t bad. Not sure if it was the amount of time pushing (2.5 hours) or this is what women feel in the aftermath, but my beautiful baby girls here and it really is worth it. The pain doesn’t last forever <3

  • Hi! Thanks for this video �� I’m due this week with our first baby and I really tried to avoid watching any videos related to giving birth as I’m really nervous but as my due date gets closer i feel so anxious that I feel like I need to know more of what will happen �� and this video is informative but at the same time not that scary to imagine stuff that might happen ��

  • Thanks to my epidural, I was actually able to ENJOY my birth & have conversations. Wonderful drug. Can’t understand why anyone would turn it down.