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I noticed you said in another post that you didnt want an Epidural so you could get up and walk afterwards. I was just curious, did that happen to you before? Someone else (who didnt know I had another child already) was like if you get an epidural you have lay in the bed for hours. But I had one with my daughter and I even had a short labor (5 hours and got the epi immeidately) and I got up within an hour after her being born. I walked to the bathroom and everything. assisted by the nurse of course, but they let me. I was just curious. Thanks!
I had one with my son, he was born at 10 PM and it was 3 AM before I could even feel my legs. The nurses (it took 2) had to hold me up to get to the bathroom because I had to pee and I could hardly stand. Maybe it has to do with how long it's in, I got my epi late afternoon so it was in for about 6 hours. I also tend to have a hard time coming out of anesthesia (I've had it twice) so that could have something to do with it too.
I will get one again if I feel that I need it but would just rather try to go without. All in all it wasn't horrible though, much better than the pitocin contractions I was dealing with.
Wow thats crazy, Im sorry that happened! I would be hesitant to do it agian too! Ya know, my epidural was very patchy, I still had plenty of feeling in my bottom, much more than I would have liked lol, actually it was excruciating ... but I had no abdominal pain during contractions so thats good...but Ill bet thats why I was ok cuz I probably wasnt that numb below the waist ... I commend you for going natural tho...I dont think I can do it, even tho Id love to!
I couldn't feel my legs to walk for like 4 hours afterwards either. But I didn't feel the urge to go to the bathroom either. They actually MADE me get up to pee and I couldn't pee and still couldn't completely feel my legs. I almost passed out as well when they made me get up. An hour later, I felt like I had to pee, got up (with assistance from the nurses) and had no problems. I don't know...it didn't bother me though..lol. I thought it was normal for it to still be numb that long afterwards. During delivery I felt absolutely nothing. I have no clue how I pushed him out so quickly since I didn't even feel like I needed to push. I guess I had a really good epi...lol.