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does getting an epidural hurt?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:49 PM on May. 19, 2009 in Health

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  • nope. you just feel a slight pinch. and it's great :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:49 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Not in my experience and I never looked at the needle but was terrified of getting one. I felt pressure and instant relief. The second time it took a few tries and the days following it felt like a bruise.
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 11:50 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • I agree with Anon. Sure beats the labor pains!
    timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 11:50 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • If they don't get it in just right. My first one went all right, but with my second one the guy couldn't get it positioned just right or someting. It sent a sharp pain down my right leg. He finally got if fixed, and I felt great after that.
    NicMorgan

    Answer by NicMorgan at 11:52 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Considering the pain you are going to have with the labor I doubt you will feel it. I had two and I don't remember any pain from either. Go in with an open mind. You may be one of the goddess' that don't need one. I was hoping I was but alas I was not. Good luck!!

    Mommy2Bears

    Answer by Mommy2Bears at 11:52 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • i hadn't planned on getting one and i was in so much pain by the time i agreed that it felt amazing. i fell asleep immediately
    r_elizabeth2290

    Answer by r_elizabeth2290 at 11:54 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Ask for fresh batteries in the epidural machine too!
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 11:54 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • I prefer laboor pains over the epidural
    mommy806209

    Answer by mommy806209 at 12:03 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • with my 1st child it was just a little pain full, but with my 2nd the dr. put it in my vain and my ears started ringing, mouth got dry, felt like i was going to pass out. he pulled it out and had to do it all over again and finally got it right.
    okc-mom-2

    Answer by okc-mom-2 at 12:09 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • They missed twice, so yeah, it hurt me.
    Lvincent777

    Answer by Lvincent777 at 12:28 AM on May. 20, 2009

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