I have a ton of questions when it comes to pregnancy, labor, and parenting. I’ve decided I might as well go straight to the source…my readers! I’m sure you all have plenty of advice to give me. I want to hear it all: the good, the bad, the strange.
Prior to Christmas, I thought for sure I was going to go with an epidural. No need for unnecessary pain is what I figured.
But then I did some reading online and this is what struck me—that drugs administered to the mother will enter the baby’s bloodstream at equal and sometimes higher levels, and that the effects of the epidural on babies are not fully understood.
I am all for withstanding pain if it means my baby isn’t negatively impacted by drugs. Because the research isn’t concrete, I’m totally confused!
What say you? No wrong answers, as they are your opinions and I’m happy to hear the broad spectrum. I’m particularly interested in women who birthed once with an epidural and once without, and what your thoughts are.
Can’t wait to hear all of your comments!