(Closed) Epidural Info

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Thank you for taking the time to type this up!  I know people are extremely polarized by this issue, but it helps to get the information from an actual person, as opposed to a dry list of facts.

I do have another question–the people who complain about not being able to walk after they’ve delivered for several hours, since they can’t feel their legs, is that commonplace, or does that vary person to person?

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes I posted the thread earlier this week because I wanted to hear real life experiences with eipidural.  I am so curious and terrified of some of the things I read online and wasn’t sure how many of them were true. I just wanted to keep my options open incase the labor pain truly is unbearable but the thought of the catheter in my back makes me really really nervous.

Thanks for posting this, very useful information!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have another questions about being able to walk. I know someone who was unable to walk normally for months after delivery due to complications with her epidural. What could have caused this and how common is it?

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Do you always have to have Pitocin if you have an epidural? I’ve heard pitocin can increase the chances of autism.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Great, great post! Thank you so much for all this information. I have been on the fence over this; I would prefer not to have medication, but then (sorry TMI) when I try going to the bathroom when really constipated and it hurts so much, I highly doubt I will be able to endure the pain of labor without some help…

My greatest fear is tearing, and I read that epidurals increase the occurence of tearing – have you ever seen someone NOT tear after getting the epidural?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Wow – GREAT information!!  Thank you so much!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Great info!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Thank you for posting this.  I am an L&D RN and it is nice to see sound medical information presented from a professional. 

@mmsva – No, you do not always have to have Pitocin if you have an epidural.  If you are in spontaneous labor then it often continues with the epidural.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow! I hadn’t really thought about how my husband would feel seeing me in pain. Thank you so much for posting this!

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