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 did my last natural and didn't need one.
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.
Both mind were natural and I had no cath
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.
only time I had a cath was when I had an epidural. not with my natural births
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.