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Epidural question.. Justine's Mama Due November 28 (boy); 1 child; Boynton Beach, Florida 1939 posts
12th Nov '12

How long after you get a epidural & deliver your baby until you can get up and walk around. Basically like how long until it wears off and you are allowed to get out of bed and what not ? Just curious.

loser mom Due June 24 (twins); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, Norway, ,,, Europe 11289 posts
status 12th Nov '12

mine took about 6 hours to wear off

3 of a Kind Due March 27 (boy); 2 kids; Webster, Texas 4317 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting Justine's Mama:" How long after you get a epidural & deliver your baby until you can get up and walk around. Basically ... [snip!] ... and walk around. Basically like how long until it wears off and you are allowed to get out of bed and what not ? Just curious."


Mine took about 6 to 7 hours, but I slept a lot of it off. But depending on how you feel after you have your LO you wont want to get up... after they sewed me up and what not I stayed in bed a ate and slept and then they brought my LO in and I sat in bed with her for a while

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
12th Nov '12

as soon as they took it out. I always feel everything with them, but it takes the edge off the contraction pain. I had stitches, so I would say maybe 20 min and I was up walking around.

Chellie 3 kids; Vegas, Nv, United States 4816 posts
12th Nov '12

With my oldest it took about an hour, maybe 2. With my second it took 4 hours I think. I also had it for a few hours longer than with my first.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
12th Nov '12

A hour tops with all three.

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

They told me as long as I can walk I can get up so right after I was done delievering everything I was gone out of the bed both times

A+E VBAC mama! 2 kids; Gaylord, Minnesota 12226 posts
12th Nov '12

Before i was allowed to walk? 18 hours later

Katharyn Marie 1 child; Millbrook, Alabama 553 posts
12th Nov '12

It wore off about 4 hrs after. I wasn't allowed to get up for 24 hours. I'm not sure if it was because the epidural or the magnesium. Both messed me uo.

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
12th Nov '12

Maybe 2 hours? They made me get up to pee

Justine's Mama Due November 28 (boy); 1 child; Boynton Beach, Florida 1939 posts
12th Nov '12

Just wondering I have never been in the hospital more then 3 hours. I think I may get antsy if I have to stay in the bed so I just wanted to haves idea of Ehat to expect. Thanks for all the experiences. I don't plan to get a epidural only if I really can't do it. But I still like to know what to expect.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25290 posts
12th Nov '12

You CAN do it natural. Don't think the worst or it'll happen. I KNOW you can do and it and you WILL do it :) I didn't even have my son in a hospital so no choice of an epidural for me even if I did want one. It's better to get up and move around to get things moving along and you can't do that with an epidural.

Renee'B 4 kids; Tallahassee, Florida 345 posts
12th Nov '12

I had an epi with all 3 of mine but if I knew that I would be having horrible back pain for the rest of my life...I wouldn't have had the 1st one the begin with!! My lower back is screwed up! I was in a bad car accident before I had kids so that may contribute to the cause but I wish I could've made a different decision now. Try it natural..I wish I did!