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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Took epidural when I was 3cm dilated. The administration of the epidural was not painful too as I was told to use the laughing gas and was already quite 'high' when they started the procedure. I don't feel any pain immediately after the epidural was administered, even up till labour. Basically, I was on epidural for 7 hours and all I needed to do was to listen to my gynae and the nurses' instructions to push. All you need to do is to let the nurse know whether to increase or decrease the dosage. However, after I was given epidural, my blood pressure went slightly above the average and I shivered for a couple of hours before and after labour. Developed fever before labour and also vomited when I was being pushed back to my ward.

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Hi Yan Wong mum, I am the writer of the post again. Would like to check with you once again so the epidural effect does help to relief pain free from "pushing out of baby" from cervix & vagina????? And how about the stitching part of the cut as well??? Any slightest pain felt????