How was your epidural experience?
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January 14th, 2013, 09:12 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
My last baby was a dream epidural. It was more like a walking epidural so I could still move my legs, feel to push, or in my case scream at them that the baby was coming.
My first baby I couldn't feel anything. Didn't know when to push. My second, they were too slow and I had him without an epi, although I then got one because I retained the placenta, so I had all the pain and then still couldn't move after. My third was great but again, couldn't move after. My 4th I knew something was wrong. The epi felt weird. I ended up getting a spinal headache that they misdiagnosed and sent me home with. After a week of lying flat on the floor, I had a blood patch done. It was great for about 24hrs, then it came back. I then had to have a 2nd one done. My 5th baby, the epididn't take, which was a good thing because I had a placental abruption and was able to feel it to tell them something was wrong. My 6th I had an epi that worked well. And then my last. All of mine were inductions and all I got an epi early in case I needed a c_section.
Honestly, if I had a choice, I'd get a walking epidural. I did the no epi twice and it wasn't pleasant. The bad epi's weren't pleasant either but I have no lasting back pain or side effects. I am debating whether an epi or knocking me completely out will be better this time. I've never had asection.
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