That's weird. Maybe they are thinking they want it already set in case they want to give you pitiocin or pain meds other then the epi. You should be able to refuse though.
I know with my two other sons they gave me an iv but I think it could have been for the gbs since I had it with both sons, im not sure if i have it this time or not...but other than like medicine for the gbs im not sure what they would give an iv for and why you would have to have it??
ANYTHING can happen when you are in the hospital, and sometimes it is just easier already having the needle in and ready. (Blood pressure fluctuates, etc.) It's just being prepared for the unexpected. You get pain meds if you opt out for epidural and so on if you so choose. Don't worry about a little IV when you are about to push a watermelon out of your bejiengy! LOL I wish you the best and good luck! :)
They say an IV line is put in just in case?
But I have heard of women who successfullt refused
(the liability for them is if they need a quick response they want the line run already)
I had one with DD because I got pain meds. Of course after the delivery they removed it then had to redo it because I had to get meds because of a clotting issue, They left it in the rest of my hospital stay even though i wasn't actually hooked up to and iv most of the time. So the might just want it started incase of an emergency.
why don't you want an IV? does it make it harder to move around? sorry mama, i'm new at this
Depends the hospital really the first hospital I was in no matter what you got one, but I got away without one becasue I already went through labor and delivery before getting to the hopsital... you can ask for it to not be hooked up just there as a need be situation and then you can walk around... i am getting one because of a section but afterwards i can get it unhooked except for when I need the antibiotics pumped in
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