Too late for epidural at...?

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  1. littlestar85

    littlestar85 Wife and mother

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    9cm? 10cm? And is there a reason why it's too late?
     
  2. LesleyP

    LesleyP Mummy to Lily-May ♥

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    Probably because by the time they get round to doing it you'll already be pushing lol!

    It took me over an hour and a half to get mine sorted!
     
  3. icy1975

    icy1975 Lucy's mummy, aka Sarah

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    ^^ wss, also you have to stay really really still which I don't imagine would be very easy when you're really wanting to push
     
  4. xemmax

    xemmax mummy in love

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    probably because of time restraints. don't epidurals take some time to administer and then to work? i would imagine if you were 9cm you'd have a hard time staying still to get one, i know i would have! mind you, i couldn't keep still at 7cm... :dohh:
     
  5. littlestar85

    littlestar85 Wife and mother

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  6. xnmd1

    xnmd1 mommmy of 1

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    i got mine at 10 cm. they realised i was fully dialated, i freaked .. they got the anestheiologist (sp) and had it administered within about 10 mins, maybe less (felt like forever cause i wanted tp push) .. then soon as it was in i started pushing
     
  7. Scampie

    Scampie Mummy to Sam and Finn!

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    Its bloody not easy, lol!

    I got one at 10cm, due to the fact i couldnt stop myself from pushing but Finn had his cord over his shoulder and his heartbeat kept dropping when i pushed. They wanted to give me an hour for him to work his way down. It was only due to a very good midwife that i didnt end up with a section! It takes about 20 seconds to kick in, and i found it that good i slept for that hour before pushing! 3 days without sleep, i couldnt stay awake!
     
  8. littlestar85

    littlestar85 Wife and mother

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    leelee Mammy to 2

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    I got one at 9cm. Think I got it so late because I had an anterior lip and had been at 9cm for about 4 hours at that stage. I had the epidural at around 4.30pm and LO was born (via forceps) at 9.50pm that night. I think they knew he wasn;t going to come of his own accord and that's why they gave it to me.
     
  10. xnmd1

    xnmd1 mommmy of 1

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    LO was delivered about 15 min later, so it didnt kick in 100%, but it eased the pain quite a bit , like i felt goood compared to how i felt prior to recieving it
     
  11. AP

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    Mine was at least 9cm possibly 10cm?!? No one knew i was in labour til i was 9cm?

    It worked let me assure you ;)
     
  12. littlestar85

    littlestar85 Wife and mother

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    Mine worked too. I went from wanting someone to murder me to laughing and joking and feeling great. Took about 1 1/2 hours to kick in properly though!
     
  14. littlestar85

    littlestar85 Wife and mother

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    Surreal Me + Little Man = Family.

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    I had mine put in at about 8, 9 cm... because I was GBS positive, and I progressed faster then the antibiotics they had gotten into me. So, I had to wait another two hours for it to be fully through my system, before they would allow me to push.

    I sat there for an hour with my bag of waters just hanging out!! But I felt perfectly fine, other then feeling the need to push, 'cause the epidural was working so well.
     
  16. xnmd1

    xnmd1 mommmy of 1

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    they told me it would take about 15 mins to fully work .. but it was kind of good in a way, because i was only in a little bit of pain, and could still move my legs no prob;
     
  17. babyerin

    babyerin mama to one and pg

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    I was told if you have got to '8 it's too late' :shrug:

    I didn't have one, but i presume it would be in case youcouldnt resist pushingwhile they were putting the needle in or something?
     
  18. littlestar85

    littlestar85 Wife and mother

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    lozzy21 Mummy to Niamh

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    Me too lol, i think i went into shock after that.
     
  20. AP

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    God knows, I was too proud to show pain or something :shrug: the midwives sat on their arses and seen to other women until I screamed a swear word :rofl: *writes note to self for this time*

    Maybe they could have stopped labour if they had clicked before, but they assumed I was fine at 27+4. :dohh:

    Lozzy I agree lol everything went a little blurry after those words :rofl:
     

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