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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 10:49 AM   1
butterfly5
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UK mums mainly....induction and epidural...when is it given?


I have agggges to go I know but in the UK when they induce you when do they offer the epidural or when can you request it?

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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 15:24 PM   2
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You have to be in active labour which is 4cm



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 16:24 PM   3
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I was never offered it after being induced, I was only offered paracetamol. If its something you're considering then make sure your birth partner is aware so they can make sure it happens. There can often be a delay from when you ask to when it arrives.



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 16:30 PM   4
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Hospitals tend to induce between 10 and 14 days after due date, unless medically you need to he induced sooner! I was induced and after 2 and a half days they finally decided to break my waters and put me on a drip to start stronger contractions, my body wad not ready for labour at all! I had the epidural after asking three times as I'd written I didn't want it,but I don't think you'll be offered it. Like a pp said, it's a good idea to have discussed things like that with your birthing partner so they know what to push for x



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 17:04 PM   5
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I was induced and I wasn't offered an epidural. I didn't want or ask for one though. I know that at my hospital (and I think its pretty standard) you can get one once you're in active labour (4cm)



 
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Old Jan 28th, 2013, 06:39 AM   6
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I was induced, they broke my waters then put me on a drip. By 4 cm i was in so much pain they offered me an epidural even though in my birth plan I wrote I didnt want one.

It didnt work though (1 in 3 dont!!) and I ended up with a spinal block xxx



 
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Old Jan 28th, 2013, 06:56 AM   7
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When you are in active labour you will either be offered or will have the chance to request.



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2013, 04:52 AM   8
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You don't have to be 4cm- one ur waters have been broken you can request one (they won't offer).

I was induced at 40+10, my waters were broke at 9am (I was 2cm) I had the epidural in by 10am. I requested it straight away and they can't refuse you.



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2013, 04:53 AM   9
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Btw my lo was born in doncaster (south yorks)



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 15:12 PM   10
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thanks girls my birth partners know to demand one with me....I want one as soon as everything kicks off because I am a baby!



 
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