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Epidural for 2nd baby??

Anyone have an epidural with the first, but not the second? How did that go and which way did you like better? I had an epidural with my first and it stopped my contractions 100%. I was to the point of pushing and then nothing. They turned off epidural and gave me pitocin and by the time I had baby a few hours later I felt everything. Not to mention she was in the birth canal for that extra time. She was a major cone head.
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With my first pregnancy, I got my epidural 30mins before baby came out. I pretty much felt Everything lol. With this pregnancy, I'll probably go natural the whole way :)
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I had an epidural with my first. It slowed everything down and I ended up with a forceps delivery. I only had it as advised by the doctor to settle my BP. I went all natural with my 2nd and yes it hurt like a b*#@h but it was alot quicker. I'll 100% be going natural again. Epidural was not for me. Some ladies have no issues with it. Everyone is different xx
3062962 tn?1406743961
I did! I only got my first because my doctor thought it would help me progress, but it only slowed things down...a lot. I only progressed from three to four by the time the epidural wore off several hours later even with the pitocin going. 26 1/2 hour labor after my water broke...my second had to be induced as I was ten days past edd, but it was only 13 hours from start to finish. trying to convince my doctors that I really don't want one this time, but as I'm trying to deliver twins vaginally, they prefer it. they are going to bring the anesthesiologist team in to speak with us do we can review all of my options.
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I had 3 naturally and my fourth one with an epidural. I was dialated to 4 cm when they started the epidural and two minutes later I was fully dialated. I loved the epidural but I'm glad I had 3 without because I knew exactly what to do without having to feel it. Anyways, I am now pregnant with my fifth and plan on birthing without one. My legs were all tingely after the epidural an I didn't like not being able to feel them for awhile.
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I had my epidural not work at all with my second. There are other meds to lessen the pain you feel, talk to your doctor about alternatives if you are still wanting some relief from labor pains.
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Thanks ladies! I didn't even know the epidural slowed down labor, I just know it stopped mine. I had my baby girl at 37 weeks so I never had the hospital talk about any other alternatives. I just found out I'm pregnant a week ago, but I plan on asking my doctor about it at my first appointment. Otherwise I'm going to stress about this my whole pregnancy. My whole labor from first pain to the delivery was only 11.5 hours and I was completely dilated when I had my epidural, so it'd probably only been like 7 or 8 without it. I ended up feeling it all anyway, so it was kind of pointless in having it. The doctor used the vacuum for my baby. She was sunny side up and after speaking with others it seems like they didn't have me sitting up enough. I'm just pretty much terrified of labor at this point.
9414151 tn?1406839268
With my first bb i had the epadural n it worked great for me didn't really feel anything with my second bbi couldnt get the epadural cuz he came too quick n it wasnt as bad as i thought it was going to b i actually cried for it lol! With this one im probably also gonna go without the epadural bcuz i had a wonderful experience without it with my second bb!
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I had epidural with my first and it wore off 30minutes later, I felt everything, with my second I went without it and I preferred it that way, I don't like needles, it seemed to go quicker also, I was only in labor for about 6hours :D
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I'm hoping mine will go quicker this time too, especially if I don't do the epidural. I probably won't have time for one anyway since they barely got it with my first. I guess I need to look into natural births.
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