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Old May 7th, 2011, 13:34 PM   1
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Who's having an epidural?


Me! Me!

I had one with my first baby and it was AMAZING. So relaxing and completely pain free.

I was scared about labour all through my first pregnancy. I'm not scared this time



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Old May 7th, 2011, 13:42 PM   2
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I didn't have one last time as I was to close to having my LO by the time I "begged" for one!!!

If they did mobile epidurals at my hospital then I would defo have one, but they don't and I don't want to run the risk of of having a full epi and then having to have an assisted instrument delivery.



 
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Old May 7th, 2011, 13:47 PM   3
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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



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Old May 7th, 2011, 13:50 PM   4
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I don't plan on having an epidural, as I want to go to the local birthing centre and leave ASAP afterwards, but am openminded and will do what feels right at the time. xx



 
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I am, I really hope i can have a natural birthing experience again, but even if i do i have to have an epi and be in theartre as its twins. My hubby wants me to have a elective c section though,



 
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Old May 7th, 2011, 14:08 PM   6
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Its a very very last resort for me. i managed without with my daughter and im hoping i do fine this time as well x



 
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Old May 7th, 2011, 15:48 PM   7
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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



 
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Old May 7th, 2011, 20:51 PM   8
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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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Old May 8th, 2011, 00:38 AM   9
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No way not again unless they have to cut baby out again.


I hated mine and everything I couldnt so with it.



 
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Old May 8th, 2011, 02:41 AM   10
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Yes 100% yes!

Had it first time with dd even before I was induced and my labour was amazing.... Relaxed, calm and pain free!



 
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