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Catheter while in labor Mommy of two (: 2 kids; Killeen, Texas 600 posts
15th 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 ♥ Due February 27; 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2432 posts
15th Nov '12

i did my last natural and didn't need one.

Sweetheart...* Due July 30 (girl); 1 child; Florida 1290 posts
15th 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 20522 posts
15th Nov '12

Both mind were natural and I had no cath

♥Rach♥ 2 kids; Arizona 12875 posts
15th 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 posts
15th Nov '12

only time I had a cath was when I had an epidural. not with my natural births

Momma +2 Girls 2 kids; Indiana 3612 posts
15th Nov '12

I had an epi and no cath.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49130 posts
15th 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.

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5670 posts
15th Nov '12

I never had one with either births.