Catheter while in labor Mommy of two (: 2 kids; Killeen, Texas 600 posts15th Nov '12
If I do a natural birth or just get the IV drug, will I have to get a catheter put in? I know if I get an epi I will.
Heather ♥ 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2427 posts15th Nov '12
i did my last natural and didn't need one.
Sweetheart...* Due July 30; 1 child; Florida 1290 posts15th Nov '12
Quoting Mommy of two (::" If I do a natural birth or just get the IV drug, will I have to get a catheter put in? I know if I get an epi I will."
I *think* they only give you one if you have an epidural since you can't get up to use the bathroom.
P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20500 posts15th Nov '12
Both mind were natural and I had no cath
♥Rach♥ Due February 18; 1 child; Arizona 12869 posts15th Nov '12
I don't think so, but I would check to see if it is hospital policy. I got IV fluids, but no pain meds and I was able to walk to the bathroom until I hit transition. My hospital was pretty lax in general, though.
J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts15th Nov '12
only time I had a cath was when I had an epidural. not with my natural births
taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 48343 posts15th Nov '12
I had one with both of mine and all i got was IV drugs but i guess its because i was an induction both times.