Posted by: my3littleangels
with dd3 it was very similar to dd2 however when begged for the epi the midwife checked if it was too late or not and i was only 5cm so he went and called for anethetist (sp?) came back i ask how long till he gets here he said 20 mins i said not good enough i need it now he said but he has to come fom home we have time its ok, i said nope too late this baby is comming now he said impossible ur only 5cm i rolled onto my back myself, spread my legs and started pushing, midwif went into panic mode looked and could see the head pushing through then told my sister to go tell nurse to call an cancel anethetist also to get another midwife in and 1hour later she was born, it took so long to push her out because she was a posterior baby. so another one pretty much drug free except for a few sucks of the gas towards the middle of my labour.
You just described by birth with #3!!!
I only had 2 mins betwenn being 5cms and delivery but same thing I begged for the epi, they said we'll call the OB and th examinedme and said yep you're only 5cms and offered a shot of peth to get me through til the epi, she was 1/2 way through puttin the peth in and I said STOP I am pushing, she said you can;t be you're not ready, they rolled me over and said stop pushing bubs is crowning, I said I can;t and there she was!!!
No time for pain!!LOL!!
Also to the OP, when I had an epi with DD1 it was only a small dose so I could still feel pretty much everything just took the edge off, I couldn't walk but didn;t have to ave a catheder as I could feel the urge to wee and they gave me a pan