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Pros and cons of using an epidural for pain relief during labor

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a long time ago

When I was in labor with my 3rd child, the labor pains would start in my stomach and then swiftly swoop around to my lower back. It was awful! I was planning to have a natural childbirth with her, but because of the back pain I immediately asked for an epidural upon arrival to the hospital

a long time ago

I was given pain meds, then my husband said I asked for an epidural, which I still to this day do not remember asking. The first epidural didn't take so they gave me another and it hurt.

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