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Pre registration & epidural Clopton™ 2 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 3237 posts
28th Nov '12

When do I need to pre-register at the hospital? Do I just go up to L&D and fill out paper work? I don't remember pre registering with my first. Also, when am I supposed to register for the epidural? When is the deadline?

Amy Lynn07 33 kids; Florida 966 posts
28th Nov '12

I would also like to know this..

Mr's&Family* 2 kids; Arizona 3697 posts
28th Nov '12

I did all of this around 15 weeks. My doctor gave me all the paperwork for it.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15436 posts
28th Nov '12

I did it all at 30 weeks. I didn't need any paperwork, I just went to the registration desk at the hospital. I don't know about the epidural process though, I've never done that.

Doodles mommy Due July 31; 2 kids; Starke, Florida 1613 posts
status 28th Nov '12

Anytime after 26 weeks for the hospital. And I never had to register for an epidural with either of mine, so idk...

Amy Lynn07 33 kids; Florida 966 posts
28th Nov '12

I'm 34wks and my Dr hasn't said anythingto e about any of this. This is my first baby so now this concerns me,

Lilly and Laya's momma 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Chesapeake, Virginia 7824 posts
28th Nov '12

I just printed off the paperwork from online. I never pre registered for an Epidural and never how heard of having to do so.

Harleys mommy77 Due December 19 (boy); 1 child; Ohio 226 posts
28th Nov '12

I am already registered because I went into labor at 32 weeks and had to be admitted for a few days. I have never heard of having to be registered for an epidural. I went in with my first swearing I would not have 1 and after 6 hours of pitocin induced contractions I just could not take it anymore after they broke my water and I got one. They did ask if I wanted one this time and I told them maybe but that I would not know till the time comes.

Mr's&Family* 2 kids; Arizona 3697 posts
28th Nov '12

Do you mean signing the paperwork for the epidural? There's no paperwork for it besides signing a consent form. I did that with my pre registration papers.

Clopton™ 2 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 3237 posts
28th Nov '12

http://www.saintfrancis.com/services/birth_care/havingbaby_sfh.aspx



Ahhh there's the answer to my questions. Lol. Thank you ladies.

Braxton's Mommy ♥ 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 52 posts
28th Nov '12

I'm delivering at St. Vincent and they said 34-36 weeks.(:

Bri + 1.5 <3 Due October 20 (girl); 1 child; Florida 4344 posts
28th Nov '12

My OB provided me with all of the papers I needed & gave me an address to mail it all in to. I also had to watch a 10 minute video on epidural & sign a paper stating that I watched it & understood any risks the epidural may have.

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
28th Nov '12

I did mine at 35 weeks, they also made us take a childbirth "class". That's where we filled out our paperwork. There is no deadline though, it's not like if you went there in labor they'd be like "oh no, sorry we can't let you have your baby here because you didn't fill out the paperwork" lol They would just have you sign in there. They just suggest you do it ahead of time because it makes everything a bit easier.



And you don't register for the epidural...you just sign a consent for anesthesia.

BBNO5NTHEOVEN 5 kids; California 4923 posts
28th Nov '12

Here the doctor preregisters you.

Starr Metcalfe 3 kids; Kentucky 504 posts
28th Nov '12

I'm delivering at the same hospital as my last birth. There, you do is online, I did mine about 30-35 weeks or so.