Tinylo I had a full epidural and it only took me 40mins to push my baby out (it was my first baby too). Totally unassisted.
Did your labour progress very fast? Hence not being able to get an epi in time
Crossroads, yes it was very quick, 3 hours from 4 to 10cm..........and the anethatist (sp) was in theatre. I was told quick progression was probably the reason it was very painful (and I'm such a wimp) Hoping as this is No2 that it'll be quicker and that'll I'll know how to cope with the pain better (yeah who am I kidding !!)
40 minutes of pushing, blimey that is quick.......I took longer than that without an epi
I plan on having one. I'm such a pain wuss that I like to have nitrous oxide at the dentist for a cleaning. The only thing I'm worried about is having it too soon. I've heard stories of women who get it at 2cm and end up pooping on their beds a couple of times. My friend told me if you wait until 6cm you'll have felt your poops coming and gotten yourself to a toilet. Then you can relax with your epidural with no embarrassing......episodes.
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