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Old Mar 8th, 2017, 03:32 AM   1
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induced without epidural??


Hi ladies, im 33+5 and im being induced at 38+0 exactly the same as my last pregnancy. I had a drawn out traumatic birth last time; the induction took ages, i ended up on the drip with epidural which only worked on one side, the baby got distressed and then i ended up with emergency forceps/episiotomy and a haemorrhage)

So... this time id like to avoid an epidural because i really feel that's what the problem was last time, i just couldnt push him out because i couldnt feel anything. Recovering from the forceps and episiotomy really spoilt my first few weeks and its never been right down there since TMI (im sure i wasnt stitched properly).

Have any of you been induced and avoided an epidural? Ive been reading up and the drip makes labour much more intense so that's why they recommend epidural but i think it just drags it out. Im sure when it comes to it ill be screaming out for one but at the moment id love to avoid one if i could.

Not being induced isnt an option though ...given my history they want me to deliver early.




 
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Old Mar 8th, 2017, 03:48 AM   2
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I've never had an epidural with any of my 4 babies and don't plan on one this labour X



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Old Mar 8th, 2017, 04:37 AM   3
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My friend was induced with both her babies and didnt have an epidural either time!

They actually say the epidural makes progression much slower and puts you more at risk for c-sec and complications

I plan on gas and air again this time!! With ds despite me telling them no they insisted on giving me pethidine which i feel meant i couldnt push!! Ds was back to back and in the end I had a spinal and forceps/episiomomy like yourself. Then I had an infection (clotting but extreme)

I would never plan to have an epidural as for me it just increases the risks to much.
Gas and air all the way!!!!



 
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Old Mar 8th, 2017, 04:45 AM   4
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My friend was induced with both her babies and didnt have an epidural either time!

They actually say the epidural makes progression much slower and puts you more at risk for c-sec and complications

I plan on gas and air again this time!! With ds despite me telling them no they insisted on giving me pethidine which i feel meant i couldnt push!! Ds was back to back and in the end I had a spinal and forceps/episiomomy like yourself. Then I had an infection (clotting but extreme)

I would never plan to have an epidural as for me it just increases the risks to much.
Gas and air all the way!!!!

I feel the epidural was just pushed on me last time. They just said the drip is going to be very painful so we recommend epidural now rather than later so i just said erm ok. Glad to hear your friend has been induced without epidurals. Im hoping for just gas and air too ....love the stuff



 
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Old Mar 8th, 2017, 08:06 AM   5
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I've had three inductions and never had an epidural



 
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Old Mar 8th, 2017, 11:12 AM   6
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I had 2 inductions and no epidural



 
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Old Mar 8th, 2017, 11:23 AM   7
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My second baby was induced and I did it without an epidural. It was a bit painful yes but I felt it was manageable for me.



 
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Old Mar 8th, 2017, 11:52 AM   8
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i would go in with an open mind good luck



 
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Old Mar 8th, 2017, 11:57 AM   9
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I have! it was painful I'm not going to lie. I choose no epidural because I had complications from the epidural with my first two and didn't want to deal with months of chiropractic care , etc. So labor was harder for sure but recovery was perfect and to be honest I don't think pushing hurt. my 4th I had no epidural and wasn't induced. there was a difference in pain but mostly it was hard because there was no break with the induction. But you can do it! It's temporary pain as you know. Hope your labor and delivery experience is much better this time.



 
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Old Mar 8th, 2017, 12:36 PM   10
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they "induced" me when i went into the hospital with irregular contractions. All they did was break my water and baby was born 2 hours later. You can definitely be induced without an epidural, but pitocin usually makes contractions come on very fast and very strong.



 
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