Pls I need all mummies who has used epidural to tell me the truth if after administering:- Q1) Will the labour or contraction pains become totally pain-free or minimum pain is involved? Q2) And how many epidurals can a patient ask for? Any minimum or maximum dosage can be used? Q3) How long does this epidural effect last? Until full delivery is over? Q4) Is administering of epidural injection painful too? Q5) Does this epidural help the dilation and vaginal tear pain-free too? Since young my pain threshold is extremely low. Now I am finally pregnant I am supposed to be happy but I am very sad, often cry because I am afraid of the labour or contractions pain. This is no good and not healthy for me and baby. I am only 3 mths+ pregnant but I swear really everyday, every single second I have been tormented by these labour pains until I cannot sleep at all in the night. I forced myself to sleep at 12am plus but I kept waking up every time naturally at 2am and stay awake till morning thinking of the pains! If I am so scared, should I do C-sect with epidural or normal delivery with epidural? Even while fully awake during day or night I also kept thinking of the scary labour pains. Nothing I do lessen my fears and worries. When I eat, shower, watch tv etc, these fears just followed me back at my mind. I just cannot shake them away. I think i need to see a psychiatrist for help now. I shared my serious concerns to my spouse but he told me don't be afraid only. I know he is very supportive but it doesn't help me at all. I really need desperate help from you mummies!

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1) Mine was pain-free. if you ever felt pain, can ask to up the dosage. 2) what do you mean by how many epidural can a patient ask for? only one inject connected to a very tiny tube linked to a small machine. 3) it lasted quite long for me. but I'm e-sect mummy, so idk how long it lasted for natural birth mummy. 4) it's like ants bite to me. they will numb the area with some wipes first thn inject in. 5) I slept thru the whole dilation progress after having epidural. as for vaginal tear, I'm not so sure. hope it helps!

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6y ago

Hi I am the write of this post & would like to know if there is any minimum or maximum dosage of epidural can be used??? Coz I am scared if I am very pain and the epidural doesn't take effect anymore I may need more to numb the pain and the nurse or aesthetician say no more epidural will be used. This is so worrying for me.