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Pain relief pros and cons..

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BeanyIsPregnant Thu 10-Jul-14 12:41:57

I'm 37w and tried to speak to my mw today about the options for pain relief in labour and the pros and cons (I know some can make you feel sick/ reduce contractions/ drowsy baby once born etc) and her only reply?

'They are all safe'

She's bloody useless. Rather irrationally upset about it tbh, so does anyone have a link to a good site that can literally tell me pros and cons of pain relief in labour? I've had a quick google but I want something easy to read, like a table (!) instead of paragraph upon paragraph!!

PenguinsHatchedAnEgg Thu 10-Jul-14 13:34:21


SockQueen Thu 10-Jul-14 13:35:37

Have you seen the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association website? I couldn't find a handy table on there but they have some very straightforward information leaflets about pain relief for labour (and other options like if you need a CS) with information about risks and benefits.

BeanyIsPregnant Thu 10-Jul-14 13:49:26

Thank you so much guys flowers
Had a good read and now feeling much better.. May even jot a few bits down in a birth plan style thing, although I know it's likely to go to pot on the day!

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