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mamablondie Mon 23-Mar-20 18:33:15

Hi everyone, I’m currently in the process of writing my birth plan for baby2. After my last birth (feral ejection reflex, very strong contractions and a 3b tear) I have decided this time that I’d like to head straight to delivery suite and have an epidural (the irony last time was I had one for the stitches after hmm )

My question, for those who have had one, is at what stage did you have the epidural? I.e: what stage/how many CMs? I would like to be mobile as much as possible beforehand and thinking of what to plan for other pain management


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mamablondie Mon 23-Mar-20 18:33:25


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mumpymo Mon 23-Mar-20 18:43:23

Had mine 2cm, I was induced. They broke my waters and gas and air was useless after that.

SomeoneElseEntirelyNow Mon 23-Mar-20 18:46:51

As with above, i had mine after my waters broke, gas and air really didn't cut it. They told me i likely wouldn't be very far along (i had been 4cm half an hour before) and that the epidural would slow everything down, they suggested i wait, i insisted, they examined me, i was 7cm along and had the epidural 20 minutes later. After that everything was brilliant.

mamablondie Mon 23-Mar-20 20:01:19

@SomeoneElseEntirelyNow do you mind me asking how long between epidural at 7cm and delivery pls? Midwife seems to think this baby will come really fast because my first was relatively quick x

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SomeoneElseEntirelyNow Mon 23-Mar-20 22:33:08

Ummmm i got the epidural at 9.20amish and DD was born at 4.12pm, so almost 7 hours? But i was pushing for a LONG time, she was stuck, and was a ventouse in the end. I was fully dialated by midday, they let me rest for an hour before i started pushing. DH had a nap, i was too excited.

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