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Epidural and Spinal.... 1 child; Houston, Texas 850 posts
Nov 22nd '12

What's the difference?? And do they actually go into your spine????

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
Nov 22nd '12

A spinal is one shot. An epi is continuous. And yes it goes in your spine

E'M Shikari Due March 10 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Preston, United Kingdom 1747 posts
Nov 22nd '12

wish I never had the epi, that's all I can say...

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Nov 22nd '12

spinal is hardcore.. i had it with my csection and it felt like my entire body was asleep. i could sort of move my arms and my head but everything else was completely numb

1 child; Houston, Texas 850 posts
Nov 22nd '12

Lol i'm not worried about being numb i'm worried about feeling them put it in my spine....my baby's dad has me freakin out about it

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Nov 22nd '12
Quoting Kenℓeigh's Mommy:" Lol i'm not worried about being numb i'm worried about feeling them put it in my spine....my baby's dad has me freakin out about it"


then dont get anything?

1 child; Houston, Texas 850 posts
Nov 22nd '12

That's not my point.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Nov 22nd '12

both a spinal and epi go in between the bones of your spine

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Nov 22nd '12

both iare approximately the same, but generally an epidural catheter is left in your back, so that you can get a constant infusion of numbing medication for as long as your labor lasts, whereas a spinal is just one shot of medication.

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
Nov 22nd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kenℓeigh's Mommy:</b>" Lol i'm not worried about being numb i'm worried about feeling them put it in my spine....my baby's dad has me freakin out about it"</blockquote>



They numb the area before they give you the spinal or epi.

**mummy** Doncaster, United Kingdom 149 posts
Nov 22nd '12

They numb it with local, i didnt feel a thing when they put the epidural in, after 3 days of labor and 2 hours of pushing it was like heaven!

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
Nov 22nd '12

The epidural is no big deal. At least it wasn't in my experience. You will NOT feel them inserting the epidural because they do freeze you AND you're going to be so involved with the contractions, you won't even notice! It was a friggin GOD SEND for me!

Chandra LaMae Reese 2 kids; Appleton, Wisconsin 269 posts
Nov 22nd '12

I loved my epi! I didn't feel them put it in at all and I was in labor for over 24 hours do it was nice, however it took 9 hours before I could walk again after I had baby that sucked!!

BekaMommyofTwoBoys 2 kids; Tulsa, Oklahoma 499 posts
Nov 22nd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kenℓeigh's Mommy:</b>" Lol i'm not worried about being numb i'm worried about feeling them put it in my spine....my baby's dad has me freakin out about it"</blockquote>




Ive had an epi and they give u a local to numb ur back before doing the epi. I have 3 herniated, bugling discs and my lower back is extremely sensitive and i only felt some pressure. Bless all anethesiologists...lol

1 child; Houston, Texas 850 posts
Nov 22nd '12

Thanks ladies =D