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21 Jan 2004

Water Birth
I know this is a silly question but I need to know with a water birth do you get painkillers or Epidural? I have a friend who really wants to have her birth this way but we cant find much information on it. Any help would be great
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GynaeDoc
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01 Jan 0001

You cannot have an epidural if you are in the water. The usual painkillers like morphine would also be difficult to give, as monitoring would be necessary. A water birth is really for those women who want everything naturally.

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