Susan and I were in the hospital, and this video was literally only hours before the real laboring began! Susan was a real trooper…NO EPIDURAL ANESTHESIA, NO DRUGS NOR ANY PAINKILLERS WHATSOEVER. NOT EVEN A MOTRIN AND ALL NATURAL! Wow! I was thoroughly impressed by my wife. (To the married brothers out there: we men really do not know the pain that our wives go through, just to bring our babies into this world!) HERE’S AN INTERESTING THOUGHT: I asked the nurse who tended to my wife during the labor and delivery…in her opinion, how many moms at this hospital opt for painkillers and/or Epidurals. According to the nurse, she believed that almost all moms ask for painkillers, and more than 50% of all moms get an Epidural. I find that quite astonishing! Hey, by the way, the Lamaze Class that the hospital offered was great and helped us a lot.
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