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  4. Hi, I am 27 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child my youngest being born 10 1/2 years ago. While my last labout was short, only about 6 hrs, 2.5 of that was spent pushing and a frceps delivery. I want to ask for an epidural this time, but I am kind of afraid
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Hi, I am 27 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child my youngest being born 10 1/2 years ago. While my last labout was short, only about 6 hrs, 2.5 of that was spent pushing and a frceps delivery. I want to ask for an epidural this time, but I am kind of afraid

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, With your history of a delayed second stage of birth it is perfectly reasonable to request an epidural this time. You may also find talking about your previous birht with a midwife or doctor will help you work out what went wrong and why the complicaitons occurred. THis then should help guide you with your choices for this birth. Best wishes, Alex.
Answered: 05 May 2011