Re: I have some questions
Here is another site with info on epidural risks. One big problem with all interventions, no matter how minor or positive they seem, is that they often necessitate further interventions, which in turn create a need for more interventions. This "cascade of intervention" is how many women are pushed from a birth that's going just fine to an emergency situation.
Originally Posted by @llli*brandons.mom
This is not to say "don't get an epidural" if you feel you need one. It's to suggest that the best tool you can have when it comes to birth is education- if you're an informed consumer and you know the risks of various interventions ahead of time, you won't regret your decisions later on.
If you can get a pump, do. Pumps can come in very handy- like if you run into a situation where need to be apart from your baby for a while, or a situation in which your baby won't nurse.
I switched to doing all my classes online so I can stay with the baby, so I don't think I'll need a pump.
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