Do you epidural?

The decision about pain control in labor is highly personal.  You may have experienced that unspoken competition between women when they swap birth stories..”I had mine all natural…” one recalls as she puffs her chest and squares her shoulders.  “I loved my epidural,” the other says while she smiles and remembers the relief it provided.  So what’s the answer? There isn’t one. Some women are dead set on going it without so much as a sniff of the narcotic vial, and others beg for drugs before they are ever really in labor. It’s just the difference in women. Continue reading “Do you epidural?”