: First Birth With An Epidural: Did You Have Other Intervention As A Result?

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  • Yes, I had a vacuum after my epidural

    13 16.05%
  • Yes, I had forceps after my epidural

    10 12.35%
  • Yes, I had other intervention after my epidural

    21 25.93%
  • No, I had a vaginal birth without any further procedures at all

    37 45.68%
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thread: First Births With an Epidural

  1. #1
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    First Births With an Epidural

    Just listening to Rhea talk about epidurals and the cascade of interventions today (for the 1000th time lol) and I thought about doing a poll in here.... so if you can relate to your first birth/baby IF you had an epidural, please vote!

    Kelly xx

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    Jul 2006
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    Do you want to include c/s Kelly?? I had no labour, just a c/s under epidural due to him being breech.

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    I've never had an epidural so I can't help you from my perspective - but my sister had a episi/forceps after an epidural, after an induction. She calls it the cascade of failures. They kept dialing up the oxy and blaming his falling heart rate on her "being too active" and gave her peth and then an epi to try and "help her sit still".

  4. #4
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    Sorry hon I mean women who laboured then had an epidural... not elective c/s... but can include emergency c/s.
    Kelly xx

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  5. #5
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    Jun 2008
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    I had an epi with all 3 and no further intervention aside from helping Ash when he had shoulder dys

  6. #6
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    Feb 2007
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    I was induced with gels, had an Epi and DS was delivered via vacuum

  7. #7
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    Mar 2006
    Perth
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    I was induced, had an epi after a few hours and went on to have a natural, uncomplicated and unassisted birth. Wish I hadn't had an epi though - will try not to next time.

  8. #8
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    Feb 2007
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    I was also induced and had a vaginal birth with no complications. I'd like a drug free labour next time but have to say I enjoyed the relief. It wore off in time to allow me to feel the cx to push unassisted.

  9. #9
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    Feb 2008
    Melbourne
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    Epi & Vac here!

    After 24 hours of natural labour (and trying everything to get my bub moving!!) I was told I was only 3cm dialated!! I then asked for an epi - unfortunately by the time I had it I was so exhausted that I could barely push. I was grateful for my vac!

  10. #10
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    Feb 2006
    melbourne
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    first labour was induced had peth then epidural, ended up with an episiotmy, horrible birth

  11. #11
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    Oct 2005
    Cherry Tree Lane
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    not induced, epidural, failed ventouse epis and forceps ( i opted for the epi cause i went into labour and nite and hadn't slept 17 hour labour

  12. #12
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    Feb 2007
    ACT
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    Induced due to pre e. morphine after 8 hours, then epi 4 hours later, normal delivery 4hrs after epi went in, no extra intervention.

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    Gee I'm smart!
    I answered before I read...
    I didn't have an epi. Sorry

  14. #14
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    Sorry hon I mean women who laboured then had an epidural... not elective c/s... but can include emergency c/s.
    No worries Kelly, that's why I thought I would ask.. didn't want to give you false data

  15. #15
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    Oct 2007
    Middle Victoria
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    You need more buttons on the poll

    i wanted to say epi, vac, forceps & extra intervention.

  16. #16
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    Apr 2007
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    I had a epidural when I was induced after broken waters and no contractions...but it was pretty much turned way down by the time the pushing part began. No other intervention required other then a couple of stitches (which I think would've happened with me regardless of epi or not).

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    May 2007
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    My waters broke and contractions started, I laboured for 28 hours, got to 4cm so had 'failure to progress', they did the drip... then epidural, then attempted vacuum extraction, then emerg. c/s.

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    I just wanted to clarify natural and vaginal guys... once you've had an epi it's a vaginal birth, as is when you have an artificial rupture of membranes, induction, gas, third stage injection - its some sort of procedure or interference from a natural bodily process. This does not include checks with the doppler etc which is standard care at home or hospital.
    Kelly xx

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