So last week Tuesday I had the labor and delivery portion of our birthing classes. We discussed breathing, the various types of pain meds available and different birthing positions
As hospitals and Drs make me nervous and anxious I think the epidural would be a lifesaver since I would already be tense and scared upon arriving at the hospital. However the thought of being numb and not able to move worries me.
The image of a huge needle being stuck in my back sends me into a panic attack.
The thought of no pain meds worries me also. What if I can't handle the pain.
I am considering hiring a doula. I haven't done so yet since we are moving in two weeks and I don't know where tricare will be placing me for my ob care.
So I turn to you ladies, natural or an epidural? What's are your thoughts, advice? Help me out