To epidural or not to epidural

Sara speaks out about Shay Mitchell's boyfriend's opposition to the pain management medication.
3:26 | 09/06/19

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I'm starting us off. Sara. I was reading this article about Shea Mitchell from "Pretty little liars," she's about to have a baby with boyfriend. And so, they were discussing whether or not she should have an epidural. They disagree. We have a little clip from the YouTube show -- the YouTube -- I sound like my grandma. From the YouTube. Take a look. You saw no epidural. I say yes. Am I partial to no epidural? Because I am a hyperchrondiac. My mom didn't have one. I'm afraid of drugs. A root canal is not comparable because you're not born to go through a root canal. Listen, next time you can do this. Yo. So, what are you asking, Sara? Can I go on this? No, so what I wanted to say this, this really is I think this is very frustrating conversation. Because I definitely think when you're a part of the baby -- the father and the mother should be able to share their opinion. But the end of the day I think the woman should make a decision. I think that about every issue dealing with a woman's body should be her own, and that includes everything that you can think of right now. And with birth specifically, epidurals, breastfeeding, I welcome the opinion of my partner because they're a part of this equation. But it's my body, my work, my pain when I go through this. So, I just fiercely disagree. The worst part of that video is when he brought his mother into this. Women have done this for centuries. If you choose a natural childbirth -- oh, my gosh, I admire you. But there are a lot of women who don't, and it's totally okay not to. What matte needs to remember, the mortality of women giving birth wasn't good. Life span was until you were 30s. Times have changed, matte. So has technology. It's your choice. So, what do you think? I don't have any kids yet. I really do want kids. All I know is that my mom said it feels like knives and fires at the same time. I'm probably going to take an epidural. Either way I'll be cheering you on. But you should be the one to make that choice. It's completely her choice. First of all, to say it's like a root canal, come on, dude. I personally will never give birth. I realize that if men had to give birth there would be nobody on the planet, because it's hard. Women are -- you're made for it. But as you said, there are advances. I'm in total agreement. It's somebody's choice. It's their body, you do what feels is best. But at the end of the day, you want your wife or your woman to be comfortable and happy and healthy and you want your baby to be the same. That's all that matters.

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