In today’s birth story episode we have Alex. Alex is an oncology pharmacist at her local cancer center. She joins us today to share her experiences with loss, pregnancy during Covid, a rare complication, and induction without an epidural.
11 weeks into her first pregnancy Alex miscarried. Three months later she was pregnant again! That pregnancy was mostly uneventful until around 33 weeks when she began to experience severe itching. The itching was presumed to be a symptom of cholestasis and as a result she was induced at 39 weeks. She did not use an epidural and instead opted for fentanyl and nitrous oxide for pain management.This episode is an example of why it’s so important to have a pain management plan. You don’t know what options will work for you until you try. You need lots of tools in your toolbag which is why educating yourself is so important. You can take my new, quick quiz to assess your knowledge about managing pain in labor.
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