Before anyone rolls their eyes at this post, let me disclaim it by saying I know it’s irrational to list this as a shining moment, but when I saw the topic, it was the first thing that came to mind.
When I had my first daughter, I had a failed epidural. When I had my second, I didn’t even bother. It was half fueled by the bill I had to pay for something that was totally ineffective and half motivated by the rate of progress I was experiencing. Still, after it was all done, I kept saying, “I did it. I really did it. No pain meds. Wow. I really, really did it.”
There was no medal and moms who had multiple levels of medically supported pain relief are just as motherly as I. But if you’re thinking about attempting birth without meds, I am going to be your biggest cheerleader.
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