Did your doctors let the epi wear off before you pushed? And when did you deliver?
My friend and I were talking, we delivered just days apart but in different hospitals. I had a wonderful birthing experience (twice actually) she had a horrid experience. Her doctors told her once she hit 9cm she couldn't have an epi (they removed it) because she had to be able to feel the contractions to push... My epidural wasn't removed til well after my babies were born, and I didn't ever have an issue pushing with it in (either time actually).
I had assumed my experience was normal, but after talking to her I'm starting to wonder... Why would they need her epi to wear off? Mine didn't need to, with either delivery, and we delivered literally days apart...
I know each hospital is different, but I was really shocked by the idea that they had to let it wear off... What was the point of getting it if you can't have it through delivery?
So I'm wondering which is more common? I know things were different years ago, which is why I'm also asking about when you gave birth... But I really want to know what is more common here...
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