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Is it fact or myth that if you have a "tramp stamp" you cant have an epidural?

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NessGuinness

Asked by NessGuinness at 2:25 AM on Jan. 5, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I would say myth :)
    premiemom18

    Answer by premiemom18 at 2:26 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • LOL myth & i hate that word tramp stamp ugh
    Marie_07

    Answer by Marie_07 at 2:30 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • lol me too thats why i put in in quotes, everyone knows what your talking about if you refer to it as a tramp stamp...ive had a tat there for years lol
    NessGuinness

    Comment by NessGuinness (original poster) at 2:33 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • I have heard that it depends on the whole epidural thing. IDK because I am ink-free lol. Nonetheless, I will NEVER I repeat NEVER have an epidural again. Best way to find out is ask your ob/gyn since she/he is the most reliable source.
    SweetLoveofMine

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 2:37 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Myth, but it can complicate the procedure. I have a tat back there, and when I had my epidural, there was some concern from the anesthesiologist.
    I agree with SweetLoveofMine, never again with the epidural!
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 2:58 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Lol look at me being a newbie what was so bad about the epidural????
    NessGuinness

    Comment by NessGuinness (original poster) at 3:02 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • It DOES pass to the baby, despite what some doctors say. If you've every seen a baby born without one, and a baby born with one, the one with an epidural is a lot less alert than the one born without. It can also slow down your labor, cause a major blood pressure drop, and increases your risk of other interventions, including pitocin and c-section. It also can lead to complications with breastfeeding (which can be overcome with A LOT of work). I know we struggled through breastfeeding for the first 6 weeks, but we made it through. I am, however, grateful that I had my epidural, because had I not, they would have had to put me under for my emergency c-section, and I would have missed my son's birth.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:31 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Wow I had no idea! thanks for sharing!
    NessGuinness

    Comment by NessGuinness (original poster) at 3:34 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • One big myth .......!
    patricia67

    Answer by patricia67 at 4:33 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Absolutely false.
    Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 7:52 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

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