Living in Oregon, there is a large population of amazing mothers who love and enjoy the process of laboring and delivering a child naturally. I am not one of these mothers. And I’m totally OK with that.
When I would go in for some of my last pregnancy appointments the doctors would ask my preference on an epidural, to which I would quickly jump up and yell, “Heck yes I want an epidural!” and then I would request they put that in big bold letters on my chart. Then I would proceed to beg for the epidural several weeks in advance.
Turns out I’m quiet the medication pusher but seriously, for me it was the best option. I know everyone is different and maybe my pain tolerance level is extremely low, but I so loved getting epidurals. I was able to enjoy my birthing experience so much more being comfortable and a little calmer.
That’s just me though. What do you think?
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