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if you go into the hospital for labor... and you only have 4 hours left.. you can still get an epi right?

I ask this bc my MIL said that her daughter said its too late.. and i'm 99.999999% sure it most definitely IS NOT too late. She was only 3 cm dialtated and she's a nurse why would she think that LOL

 
krazyash023

Asked by krazyash023 at 10:15 PM on Jan. 20, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • My doctor told me I could have one whenever I wanted, up until the transition phase (at what is it, 7cm? I can't remember). I couldn't tell you how many I was when I got my epidural...but I'm SO glad I got it. Good lawd, those contractions were hell.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 10:24 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • They will NOT give you an epi if you are dialted 4 or more cms. No matter what. After 4cm it's too late.
    TheDiva320

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 10:16 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • You can get an epidural up until you are 7cm dilated.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 10:16 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • well....i dont think there is a way to know when you have four hours left. it also probably depends on the hospital. i dont remember for sure but i think when i went to the hospital they told me i could get an epi between 3 and 6cm.
    Chandra034

    Answer by Chandra034 at 10:18 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • um well thats wrong thedidva because i was 4-5 cm when i was induced and i got an epiral
    krazyash023

    Answer by krazyash023 at 10:18 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • they will give u the epidural anytime before 5 cm once u reach 5 they think the baby will shoot out b4 they are done giving it to you... i was at 4 1/2 cm when they gave me mine with my first and i was rimming when they where done... so it all depends
    navywifemomkoch

    Answer by navywifemomkoch at 10:18 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • krazyash023, my doctor wouldn't allow one past 4cm............hence the reason I said 4
    TheDiva320

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 10:19 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • It depends on the doctor.
    SamanthaAgain

    Answer by SamanthaAgain at 10:21 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • all i was saying is that you said
    if you are dialted 4 or more cms. No matter what.
    I was 4-5 when I got mine
    krazyash023

    Answer by krazyash023 at 10:22 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • I was 7cm with my first two when I got the EPI.
    kstap_4

    Answer by kstap_4 at 10:24 PM on Jan. 20, 2009