Over at Sprite’s Keeper she invited us to Spin about Old Wives Tales. I was trying to think of what I wanted to write about so I am really late, I don’t know if she’s going to link me up. However, I’m putting it out there because I finally realized what I wanted to write about. I was talking to a pregnant for the 5th time woman. She was telling me that she has never had an epidural because she is terrified that is will paralyze her and the needle is HUGE. I remember growing up hearing this. Being a fan of NO PAIN I didn’t know how I was going to have kids.
When I was in labor with Finn I was freaking out because after I got epidural I could still feel everything and someone had told me that some people are just immune to epidurals. I decided that I was going to jump out of the window because I could not birth a baby feeling all the pain in the world. Getting it wasn’t bad at all, compared to the contractions, it was cake. Josh told them to give me another one and a spinal too and then I was in heaven even though it took Finn another 18 hours to make his grand entrance. I decided I wanted 2 of them with matching handbags.
Where did this old wives tale come from? Was it ever true? Is it just another way to get women to have more crap to deal with in their lives?
It’s funny to me because after being to scared about the pain of childbirth I had a pancreatitis and then I knew what real pain was. And then I died.