Had an appt with my consultant yesterday and at the moment his plan is for me to try and have Kermit naturally with it being my first baby (although at my next appt in 4 weeks he'll see how I am and review natural vs csecion). Due to my medical condition they need to try and avoid me getting too tired as my condition flares up when I'm tired which will make me even more poorly and so he has said as soon as I go into labour I will need to be put on a drip to keep me well hydrated as getting dehydrated could make me tired quicker and I will need a full epidural (apparently they usually use mobile ones) so I don't feel anything at all as he said pain can make you tired quicker as well. Has anyone had a full epidural? What exactly are they like? How quickly after the baby arrives will I be able to feel my legs again and be able to walk around? Does the needle hurt when they put it in your back? Does it cause back pain afterwards? Do they have any side effects? Will it make labour longer as I won't be able to move around? Will they tell me when to push as I am guessing if I can't feel anything at all I won't know when to push? Anything else people can think of to tell me about epidurals would be appreciated, thanks!