Hi girls, can you tell me what pain relief you used in labour and how well it worked. What you would or wouldn't recommend too? I had pethadine on Saturday and aside from talking like an idiot (kept thanking the student midwife for being such a great person and being there for me ), feeling sick and spinning like I was drunk, and now having one heck of a great big black bruise by my bum cheek - it did nothing good for me nor did it stop the pain. They didn't offer me anything else. My community MW said to me that at 5ft4 and still slim-ish, pethadine is a bit too strong for me anyway! They were going to give me 100ml of the stuff but the student MW said no and only gave me 50ml instead - still knocked my off my block and I felt bloody awful and couldn't control the pain through breathing as I felt sick and dizzy. I've had it before (not for labour but just as pain relief) and it did the same thing then but I was in so much of a tizz when I got to hospital on Saturday after they rang neonatel and were fully prepared for baby to come very soon - I just agreed to have it. Have made sure Mark knows not for it to be given to me next time if I'm not in the right frame of mind to make a decision. Did anyone else have such a bad experience of pethadine?? Sorry kind of rambled and went off the initial question too - what did you use?!!