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water births and epidurals

Does anyone know if St.vincents hospital in Jacksonville florida does water births.... if so, can you still have a epidural if you choose to do a water birth?????????

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Asked by a.mitchell09 at 3:38 PM on Mar. 2, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • call and ask, a patient rep should be able to find that out for you. Ask too for a tour of labor and delivery, I did that before I had my kids although I didn't waterbirth. Congratulations and Good Luck!!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:40 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • You can not have a water birth and a epi together. You have to be in a bed when you have a epi. because you can not feel anything below you waist.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • No waterbirth with epi. sorry.

    Reconsider the possibility of an epi? It really is not necessary, and carries sooooo much risk (not just for you, but for the fetus as well)

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 3:59 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • a lot of people say that its not necessary w water birth bc its so much more comfortable.
    you cannot have an epi w the water birth, and if you need iv antibiotics you cant be in the water either.

    Answer by erika_wright at 4:15 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Call and ask.. St. Vincent's HealthCare | 1 Shircliff Way | Jacksonville, FL 32204 | 904-308-7300

    Answer by aeroslove at 4:37 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • btw why the heck do you want a Epi and a waterbirth together? the whole purpose of having a natural child birth in water is to be natural. Giving birth in water is relaxing when warm. That is what i am having but at home.

    Answer by aeroslove at 4:38 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • thanks girls....big help

    Answer by a.mitchell09 at 4:49 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

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