I was talking with my doctor at my last appointment about pain management. For DS I had an epidural in for over 13 hours and literally felt nothing, it was amazing. When it came time to push I couldn't feel my contractions and never had an urge to push. The nurse had to tell me when I was having a contraction. DS was born with the vacuum on my last push before they sent me to an emergency CS.
Because of this I wasn't sure if I wanted an epidural again. When I told this to my doc (different doctor and hospital than DS) he said that I could get the spinal, which works the same as an epi, but is just one shot and wears off after about an hour. He said that he tells women to never count on having an epidural because the conditions have to be just right and there is more risk to
Mom and baby with the epi vs. the spinal. He said unless a mother is pretty insisntent he only does spinals. My last doctor and hospital never even mentioned this option to me.
Can someone who has had a spinal during a vaginal delivery tell me a little more about it and how you liked it? Has anyone has both an epi and a spinal that can compare the 2?