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If you had an epidural W.W. 3 kids; Arkansas 7890 posts
20th Oct '12

How did your back feel during the first week after giving birth? It hurts for me to stand upright and walk, feels like ....something missing in that spot where it was inserted, but also feels like pressure and pain. It's been bothering me every since getting it, and when he put it in he tried twice..causing me pain on each side of my back with each try. I had a great experience with my second child, this one however scared me. Just curious what it felt like for you after, and how long it lasted.



ETA: sitting bothers me/hurts as well. I have to have a pillow behind me to feel just a little better, just feels like my back is caving in, in that spot and sitting up straight doesn't help.

Rianna Bailey 1 child; Montrose, Colorado 450 posts
20th Oct '12
Quoting I Love Dem Baybees!:" How did your back feel during the first week after giving birth? It hurts for me to stand upright and ... [snip!] ... with my second child, this one however scared me. Just curious what it felt like for you after, and how long it lasted."

For the first week after giving birth my back felt like yours! And the doctor who gave it too me kept moving the needle around and kept getting sharp pains down my right side.. But now its been 3 weeks (Monday) since I gave birth and my back still kinda hurts but not as bad as it did that first week!

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
20th Oct '12

I didn't have any side effects from my epi.

arielle fibison Due January 17; Hudson, Wisconsin 85 posts
20th Oct '12

never ever had any pain when getting one... i think there is something else going on as what iv heard from doctors etc pain isn't supposed to last more then 3 days if so they might have hit a nerve i would get that checked out

♥ Monkey & Sour Pat 17 kids; Fremont, California 4355 posts
20th Oct '12

nearly 2 years PP and still hurts! I was poked three times by a student nurse (!!). hope you get relief

Leannah Carrasco 3 kids; Yuba City, California 346 posts
20th Oct '12

Both times I had mine it was like I had no health issues (curves in my spine) but what probably happened is he didnt do it right and that sucks I hope you feel better soon

Zander and Luke's mommy 2 kids; Ankeny, Iowa 2387 posts
20th Oct '12
Quoting Andi+Andy=Marley+1:" I didn't have any side effects from my epi."



Same here. I didn't even feel the needle.

ღ.ღ.ღ 3 kids; South Carolina 7316 posts
20th Oct '12

With my first i had pains for about 2 years but it came and went. With my 3rd he had to do it twice, the first time he put it in the wrong spot and it HURT! Afterwards i couldn't stand straight for long amounts of time, had to sit/lay a certain way because i couldn't stand any pressure on my back and a few weeks after having DD, DS accidently hit me in the back and i almost cried it hurt so bad. DD is now almost 4 months and the pain has went away for the most part, there are some days it still hurts but they're rare.

Zeke's Mama 2 kids; Pensacola, Florida 5841 posts
status 20th Oct '12

The only effect I really had, well still have, is it hurts to bend over for too long. I'm 4 weeks pp

Bambi78 1 child; United Kingdom 1710 posts
20th Oct '12
Quoting I Love Dem Baybees!:" How did your back feel during the first week after giving birth? It hurts for me to stand upright and ... [snip!] ... me to feel just a little better, just feels like my back is caving in, in that spot and sitting up straight doesn't help."


Had a spinal anaesthetic for c section. More or less same thing tho. He took 4 attempts to get it in. I was very bruised and felt like id been kicked by a horse for a couple of weeks. Im still having occasional back ache in that area

P@m3L@!! 20 kids; De Land, Florida 3716 posts
20th Oct '12

5 years and 3 babies later my back is all messed up from my epi's.
its not too bad unless im standing on my feet for LONGGG hours a day or unless someone touches the area.

W.W. 3 kids; Arkansas 7890 posts
20th Oct '12
Quoting *Zander's mommy*:" Same here. I didn't even feel the needle."

I wish I could say the same, with my first daughter an older lady tried and tried then gave up. The guy that came in after her did well I suppose but I had pain and pressure from the needle though each time. My second was great, he had a guy watching him..I'm pressure sure the student or new guy was watching and not doing the epidural but anyways I did have a tiny bit of pain maybe once but just pressure and then he was done. It worked evenly, and my legs never got numb and log-ish so I could move them! It wore off fast and I was able to walk to the mother and baby room!

W.W. 3 kids; Arkansas 7890 posts
20th Oct '12
Quoting P@m3L@!!:" 5 years and 3 babies later my back is all messed up from my epi's. its not too bad unless im standing on my feet for LONGGG hours a day or unless someone touches the area. "

What's odd is, I can touch and push on my back in the spot that it was inserted but it doesn't hurt. I just hurts down in there, like in my spine...shit.

NoLongerHere NowhereVille, AB, Canada 1934 posts
20th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ Monkey:</b>" nearly 2 years PP and still hurts! I was poked three times by a student nurse (!!). hope you get relief"</blockquote>



?!? A nurse should NOT have been administering an epidural. Only a anesthesiologist can...

pennylove 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Australia 1400 posts
20th Oct '12
Quoting Momma to J & S:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ Monkey:</b>" nearly 2 years PP and still hurts! I was ... [snip!] ... you get relief"</blockquote> ?!? A nurse should NOT have been administering an epidural. Only a anesthesiologist can..


no side effects with mine............. student nurse" when i read that i was thinkin" NO WAY IN HELL ill let a student nurse do that!!!!