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    • As soon as they ask me -- Votes: 10
    • Wait till my pain starts -- Votes: 24
When should I get epidural? *Poll* K+S=G&R 2 kids; Indiana 3370 posts
21st May '13

Here is the thing. yes! Im a second time mom, but with my son he came 8 weeks early and I didn't have a choice when to get it until they decided he was coming regardless. Which wasn't till 6 cm. I don't want to be in that much pain again! BUT im scared if I get it too early it will wear off way too soon or if I wait too long that they maybe in surgery or something with someone else... UGH.. What do you recommend?

BαtMαɳ Secret Bat Cave, CA, United States 53489 posts
21st May '13

I waited until my pain was almost unbearable. I plan on doing that again this time.

roflcopterrr Arkansas 478 posts
21st May '13

I got the epidural at 7cm. It only wore off (and I will still swear to this day) when they made me lay on a certain side for over an hour.

Bob Wehadababyitsaboy Due September 10; 2 kids; 4 angel babies; California 29988 posts
21st May '13

with my son they gave it to me at 3cms i think it stalled my labor. I would wait until your like 4 or 5cms

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
21st May '13

I may have been 5 or 6cm. I got it and had her four hours later.

K+S=G&R 2 kids; Indiana 3370 posts
21st May '13
Quoting BαtMαɳ:" I waited until my pain was almost unbearable. I plan on doing that again this time."


yeah! don't want to do the unbearable route again! that was horrible lol I had to wait for that.

XJS♡6.14 1 child; Panama City, Florida 379 posts
21st May '13

i waited until they asked me. i was only 2cm but i was in so much pain. 9 hours later I had my DS, and it didn't wear off at all.

Miss Brittany 1 child; Here, PA, United States 3747 posts
21st May '13

I waited until I couldn't take the pain and they told me I would be in labor for a lot longer, because I wasn't progressing quickly at all. I was 7 hours into labor and at 4 cm.
My lil man came less than an hour later! Haha.

K+S=G&R 2 kids; Indiana 3370 posts
21st May '13
Quoting AshleyWP
BαtMαɳ Secret Bat Cave, CA, United States 53489 posts
21st May '13
Quoting K+S=G&R (89%):" yeah! don't want to do the unbearable route again! that was horrible lol I had to wait for that."


The pain of contractions scared me way less than the pain of giving birth :lol: I was fine with waiting. I didn't even feel my son come out at all.

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10431 posts
21st May '13

I was 5cm when I got mine. Figured if I was going to get it anyways I'd get it then. I got demeral (sp) first tho.



I was scared it would ware off and when it did (around 9 cm) they put more of it in me or however the f**k they do it...... lol. They had no problem giving me more medication that close to 10cm THANK GOD

K+S=G&R 2 kids; Indiana 3370 posts
21st May '13
Quoting Miss Brittany:" I waited until I couldn't take the pain and they told me I would be in labor for a lot longer, because ... [snip!] ... I wasn't progressing quickly at all. I was 7 hours into labor and at 4 cm. My lil man came less than an hour later! Haha."


thats how it was with me.. once I got the epi I got from 6-10 in 2 hours! It was the first time in daysssss I got to relax.

Sofia's Mummy♥ 1 child; United Kingdom 7331 posts
21st May '13

Hold out for as long as possible.

Senorita Lopez Due October 10; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Nassau, BA, Bahamas 5091 posts
21st May '13

I started begging for one as soon as I got to the hospital but they made me suffer for an hour or two before the guy came in. My point is they may not let you have it when you're ready :/

K+S=G&R 2 kids; Indiana 3370 posts
21st May '13
Quoting BαtMαɳ:" The pain of contractions scared me way less than the pain of giving birth :lol: I was fine with waiting. I didn't even feel my son come out at all."


I felt him come out.. Its the contractions I know are the rough part! It does hurt when he came out.. but man those contractions were freaking horrid for me