What is the painkiller they give you while giving birth?

Question by Britt. S: What is the painkiller they give you while giving birth?
They gave me something with my first pregnancy because it was so drawn out and I can’t remember the name. I think it started with an “n” or an “L”. Anyone know common painkillers they give you? They put it in my IV. Thanks
If it helps, it puts you to sleep between contractions.

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Answer by MamaB25
The EPIDURAL is the pain killer they put in through your spine. But they too have pain killers that are given through an IV. However, these are nowhere near as efficient as the epidural.

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2 Comments on "What is the painkiller they give you while giving birth?"

  1. Autumn
    28/11/2013 at 12:24 am Permalink

    the only thing they gave me that started with “n” was Nubain

  2. Leah
    28/11/2013 at 12:54 am Permalink

    The most popular narcotics available for labor and delivery include Demerol and Stadol. The narcotics do not take away the pain completely, but can help dull it for as long as the shot is effective. The shots go in through your IV and must be given in small doses because they can enter the blood stream, and get to your baby through the placenta. One of these shots normally provides relief for 30 minutes to 3 hours. Some women love using these narcotics, while others have complained about them making them feel loopy or sick. There is normally no way to know how narcotics will affect you until you take them. The good thing is that narcotics do not last a long time, and the effects will wear off quicklyl.

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