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  #21  
July 19th, 2011, 06:27 AM
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What is a walking epidural?
It's a type of low-dose epidural. Here's a good explaination:

Ambulatory or walking epidural
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July 19th, 2011, 06:31 AM
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We will be using natural pain-management techniques (shower/tub, massage, walking, positioning). I did the same with Liam. We have a doula and are planning a natural child birth (non-interventionist and unmedicated).
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July 19th, 2011, 07:14 AM
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I've had an epidural all 3 times prior. I might try the tub this go around, if I'm feeling courageous enough to take the monitors off...but we'll see how things go.
Our hospital, which is really small, has a wireless monitor that allows you to use the tub with the monitors on. You might ask your hospital about that. I've been induced all 3 times (requiring constant monitoring), but have been able to walk the halls and use the tub for transition with my last two.

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When my mom had my sister, she was hypnotized!!! Her doctor did it. She said she didn't feel a thing and even helped pull my sister out. Too bad they don't do things like that anymore.
Hypnobirthing is actually really popular! The doc doesn't do it, but women listen to relaxation tracks and learn to put themselves into a hypnotic state. I haven't tried it, though(we did Bradley classes).
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July 19th, 2011, 08:19 AM
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I wish my hospital would do a walking epidural. It's an epidural, but low enough dose that you can still walk around and still feel things. I have never had one but have always wanted one. To me it's the best of both worlds. My epidural kind of ended up like that 'cause it wasn't in full effect with Nathan...I didn't have to have a catheter though and that was nice! And I was up and walking 20 mins after I delivered.
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July 19th, 2011, 08:46 AM
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Our hospital, which is really small, has a wireless monitor that allows you to use the tub with the monitors on. You might ask your hospital about that. I've been induced all 3 times (requiring constant monitoring), but have been able to walk the halls and use the tub for transition with my last two.
Yeah, I'm going to ask. I'll be induced so they probably will require constant monitoring, I'd forgotten about that.



As for the walking epi, I had one with Patrick and it was AMAZING. I felt like it did just as well relieving the pain as the others I'd had, but I felt more in control because I could move my legs. I felt the pressure of the contractions, but it didn't hurt. It made his delivery something I was doing rather than something that was happening to me. I do have to add though, it made me itch. Not anything TOO bad, but it felt like stray hairs brushing my face that wouldn't go away.
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July 19th, 2011, 09:01 AM
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I'll be having a repeat c/s so I'll have a spinal...with my son I had an epidural and don't regret a thing, they are AWESOME and I didn't feel not a single thing when it was put in place.
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July 19th, 2011, 06:48 PM
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Thank you all for your feedback about the walking epidural. I am now leaning towards that option!!
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July 19th, 2011, 10:25 PM
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I have had 6 baby with out any pain meds, and my labors are strong very painful ppl down stairs can hear me yell.. I don't care how much it hurts my labors are fast anyways as i dont have time for drugs...
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July 20th, 2011, 10:34 AM
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I wish my labors were short - my shortest was 13 hours and longest 36 hours. Yuck!
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July 20th, 2011, 10:53 AM
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I am doing the hypnosis birthing though Hypnobabies. I am also going to be having a water birth.
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