Midwives And Pain Meds

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Anabelle - October 6

I have decided to go with a nurse midwife for this birth. I really prefer that atomosphere to a doctor; it's a personal preference. But, I am still going to be delivering in a birthing center AND I know even now that I'm going to want pain medications. However, I've heard tales of women whose midwives won't let them have meds. Is this true? Can I still get meds just the same as if I had a regular doctor? Thanks. :)

 

M.A. - October 6

I don't remember where I saw it. But just three days ago, I heard somewhere that someone can't deny a woman in labor the option of an epidural these days. No matter what the circ_mstances are.I had midwives for my first, doctors for my second. And personally I like the doctors better. My midwives acted like they knew it all, and seemed more careless. I went through a much smoother, peaceful labor with my doctor.You should search information about this problem. I didn't need any pain reliever until almost the end of labor on my second, but I surely wouldn't see someone who wouldn't give me the option.

 

Trina - October 6

Only way to know for sure is to find out your midwife's view on pain relief and if she agrees with medicating. Some do, some don't. If she doesn't find one who does.

 

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