I'm watching that show The Drs right now and Dr Lisa, the OB/GYN, was talking to 2 pregnant women about labor and delivery. Specifically they were talking about c-sections and epidurals. When she described a section and how "simple" it was, she made a comment like, why dont more women do it this way? Not sure if she was entirely serious here, or if it was a joke.
And then she described how an epidural works. They were saying how the drugs don't enter the bloodstream and cross into the placenta, so an epidural isn't bad for the baby. But here's the kicker, she went on to explain how the stress hormones your body releases during labor, do cross the placenta, and THAT'S what's bad for your baby!
The only mention of doing it without pain meds was saying that "you don't get a gold star" for it. Unreal.
But I do have a question. Does anyone know the truth to what they said about the epidural meds NOT crossing the bloodstream and affecting the baby? I had always heard otherwise.