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Squeaky McGee [8 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65202 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mrssenorita:</b>" BTW ladies , Is there anyway we can tell them not to put IV? Once i got this IV drip due to dehydration and jeeeeez it hurtssssssssss a lottt"</blockquote>



If you're induced, you'll have an IV. Even if they don't use Pitocin, you'll have a saline lock for IV access. You don't absolutely have to have IV fluids during labor, though.

James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting mrssenorita:" BTW ladies , Is there anyway we can tell them not to put IV? Once i got this IV drip due to dehydration and jeeeeez it hurtssssssssss a lottt"


Sure. You can refuse any intervention you want. The IV is important for dehydration and if you plan to have any pain relief - you will need to have the IV.

mrssenorita TTC since Jul 2012; California 531 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting James Mama:" Sure. You can refuse any intervention you want. The IV is important for dehydration and if you plan to have any pain relief - you will need to have theil


am planning to take epidural , since its a pain medication do I have to have IV drip or can i refuse?

Squeaky McGee [8 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65202 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting James Mama:</b>" Sure. You can refuse any intervention you want. The IV is important for dehydration and if you plan to have any pain relief - you will need to have the IV."</blockquote>



Plus, it's wise to at least have a saline lock placed in case an emergency were to arise. So many people don't realize that. It's much easier to place an IV in a non-emergent situation.

Squeaky McGee [8 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65202 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mrssenorita:</b>" am planning to take epidural , since its a pain medication do I have to have IV drip or can i refuse?"</blockquote>



When I had the epi, it was a drip.

mrssenorita TTC since Jul 2012; California 531 posts
25th Apr '13

basically this IV drip for dehydration is one thing i want to refuse, i could not handle even for few minutes the pain was intense oh god i still remember. so my question is for epidural , iv's are a must?

mrssenorita TTC since Jul 2012; California 531 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [26 wks]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mrssenorita:</b>" am planning to take epidural , since its ... [snip!] ... since its a pain medication do I have to have IV drip or can i refuse?"</blockquote> When I had the epi, it was a drip."

oh my now this drip really hurts i dunno how can i handle pushing baby out along with iv drip, epidural

Squeaky McGee [8 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65202 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mrssenorita:</b>" oh my now this drip really hurts i dunno how can i handle pushing baby out along with iv drip, epidural "</blockquote>




Lol, normal saline doesn't hurt. Now, if they gave you IV fluids with Potassium, that can be uncomfortable. I was hospitalized a couple weeks ago for dehydration and had fluids running wide open and didn't feel a thing.

James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting mrssenorita:" am planning to take epidural , since its a pain medication do I have to have IV drip or can i refuse?"


You have to have an IV and IV hydration. They usually make you have 1L of saline before they will even start the EPI

James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting mrssenorita:" basically this IV drip for dehydration is one thing i want to refuse, i could not handle even for few ... [snip!] ... not handle even for few minutes the pain was intense oh god i still remember. so my question is for epidural , iv's are a must?"


Yes

Squeaky McGee [8 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65202 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting James Mama:</b>" You have to have an IV and IV hydration. They usually make you have 1L of saline before they will even start the EPI"</blockquote>




Yep, because the epi can drop your blood pressure.

mrssenorita TTC since Jul 2012; California 531 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [26 wks]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting James Mama:</b>" You have to have an IV and IV hydration. They ... [snip!] ... have 1L of saline before they will even start the EPI"</blockquote> Yep, because the epi can drop your blood pressure."


oh god so i need to epi, iv drips together huhhh

Stephicus Due April 25 (girl); 1 child; Pennsylvania 116 posts
25th Apr '13

It could be worse. I am at 40 weeks 3 days hoping for a vbac but they will only let me go till Tuesday before I have a repeat c section and so far I have zero signs of labor. Either way, I am getting TWO IV lines, one in each arm because I lost a lot of blood last time and they want the extra line available in case I would need a transfusion. Faced with possible death, the IV doesn't sound so bad to me!

mrssenorita TTC since Jul 2012; California 531 posts
25th Apr '13
Quoting Stephicus:" It could be worse. I am at 40 weeks 3 days hoping for a vbac but they will only let me go till Tuesday ... [snip!] ... the extra line available in case I would need a transfusion. Faced with possible death, the IV doesn't sound so bad to me!"


oh my why did u loose lot of blood ? bcuz of tear or c sction?

Stephicus Due April 25 (girl); 1 child; Pennsylvania 116 posts
25th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mrssenorita:</b>" oh my why did u loose lot of blood ? bcuz of tear or c sction?"</blockquote>




they called it uterine atony. Basically my son was so big that my uterus was stretched too much and didn't want to contract back down. He was 10 lb 2 oz. Tour uterus is supposed to contract back down to close off the blood vessels, so I kept bleeding while they gave me a boat load of pitocin to force it to contract. Supposedly it can happen with a vaginal birth too, but I am sure the c section didn't help.