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At how many centimeters do they keep u in the hospital?

I'm 2 centimeters dialated and i was wondering how many do i have to be for them to keep me in the hospital? And is there a limit as to when u can no longer get the epidural?

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hotmamma09

Asked by hotmamma09 at 12:11 AM on Jul. 6, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Im not sure but I think it's 4 when they keep you and yes there is a limit on when you can get the epidural.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:13 AM on Jul. 6, 2009

  • Well I think it's usually 5cm, but I was at 5 for a month and they wanted to see how long I could go since I wasn't having contractions. They don't usually give epidurals after you hit 8 or 9cm because there isn't really time for it to kick in all the way so it' skind of a waste.
    OwensMama824

    Answer by OwensMama824 at 12:16 AM on Jul. 6, 2009

  • In my experience in ohio its 4 to keep u & after 7 no epidural.
    ChaoticSoul

    Answer by ChaoticSoul at 12:21 AM on Jul. 6, 2009

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