(Closed) Epidurals and low blood pressure

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

They’ll just keep you in the bed and monitor you closely with the epidural.  Most pregnant women have pretty low blood pressure.  Oh and they might need to give you a fluid bolus.  That’s why you have to have an IV with your epidural.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My blood pressure is fairly low (usually the top number is in the 90s and the bottom in the 60s).  I had three children, all with epidurals, and don’t remember any anesthesiologist ever mentioning my blood pressure as an issue.  Maybe like Mrs. DG said, they just monitor you a bit more closely.  It wasn’t an issue for me.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I hadn’t read that.  That seems odd to me since while in labor you are essentially in the Trendellenberg position the whole time anyway.  But I’m not an anesthesiologist.  I’d ask your OB why they recommend that and whether your OB would be open to giving you one with your Bridal Party.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have low Bridal Party too adn got an epidural, they had to give me some medicine because my bp got pretty low. I dont remeber what it was called, to be honest, but I felt fine and wouldnt have know if they werent monitoring me. But they monitor you bp anyway.

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