I don't know where else to post this, so here it goes. I'm not pregnant yet, but will hopefully be soon (going through fertility treatments) and have a moderate needle phobia. Now, I have a lidocaine cream that helps numb the skin for blood draws and such, but it only works for so long and has to be used about an hour before the prick. I was wondering if anyone has experience with hospital births and knows if the IV's are different or if they have some kind of pain medication to help with the pain of the IV itself. I know someone is going to say that the IV isn't that bad, but getting my blood drawn is incredibly painful and even with the lidocaine cream still hurts a lot, and for a long time after the blood draw which I have found out isn't normal. Once I'm pregnant my husband and I are going to tour a couple of hospitals and I'll ask them too, but kind of looking for some peace of mind before all of that begins.
Met 2004, Married 2011, Trying since 2013. Info in spoiler:
Me: 30 Diagnosed with PCOS, later changed to unexplained anovulation due to high prolactin and normal testosterone levels Him: 31 High sperm count (yay!) but also super high fluid volume (boo!) First IUI, Clomid and Follistim: 11/29-BFN Second IUI, Femara and Follistim: 12/29-BFN Third IUI, Femara and Gonal-F (and Follistim): 1/28 BFN Fourth IUI, Femara and Gonal-F: 7/23 BFN IVF 1: Femara and Gonal-F: 1/23/2017 Beta Study: Beta #1: 1/28/2017 4.1 Beta #2: 1/30/2017 34 Beta #3: 2/1/2017 131 Beta #4: 2/3/2017 476 Ultrasound: 2/14/17-Twin Etopic Pregnancy, surgery to remove right fallopian tube on 2/17/2017 FET 2: Femara, Gonal-F, and Clomid: Cycle Canceled due to low progesterone FET 3: July 7, Femara, Gonal-F, Clomid-BFP!!!!!! Due March 2018