No Pain, Less Gain.

I have quite a few friends who never considered birthing without pain management.  They share stories of playing card games and reading magazines until it was time to push.  Their births were a big ‘ol party.  Heck, I have attended many such births when I worked in Women’s Services at St. Vincent Hospital.  On a 12 hour night shift, I would be lying if I didn’t say that sometimes I though epidurals were a blessing.  As a nurse, it’s not nearly as hard to attend an epiduralized labor.  You can leave the room, and usually the birthing woman could care less.

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