Quoting Andrea Mayy:" So I am almost 22 weeks pregnant with my first child and I am completely scared/confused about the Epidural ... [snip!] ... to have one or even think of having one I am not to great with pain I just need some advice and some insight on it........."
Like most women have been saying if youre unsure its something youll have to decide once labour comes. But you should also be prepared for each situation. I went in with full intentions on getting the epi, a natural labour never even crossed my mind. I thought women who chose to go natural were nuts LOL! Long story short they tried 3 times, epidural didnt work, and for me probably never will. Within a short period of time I went from getting an epi to having to go through natural labour. I managed to get to 8cm with 100% back labour than asked for a csection. I absolutely could not handle it any longer. BUT if I had been prepared and educated myself on a natural labour and techniques to help ease pain I think I could have made it those extra 2cm! Educate yourself on EVERY
situation. You NEVER
know what will happen. I wish I had! With my next I will be prepared for everything to avoid surgery.