Quoting Izzy Barnett:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sonia Tuckerman:</b>" I have had both. My first I had an induction ... [snip!] ... go in with an open mind. :-)"</blockquote> Oh. I thought I had to tell them ahead of time if I wanted one. Thanks (:"
No, you can go in with your birth plan. So what you would like to happen. But it doesn't always work out that way. If you have intense labour with slow dilation, you'll want to get the epi. And all you have to do is ask for it. Depending on where the dr is, you may have to wait a bit, but keep that in mind also. I didn't want the epi with the first but induction is so intense that I ended up screaming give it to me. lol. But it was so close to the end, they injected some drugs and that was it, I was pushing. So they had to check if it worked while I was pushing. Which it didn't work to start with anyway. But have in your birth plan, what happens if you ask for it. And tell your SO what you want to happen also. My SO knew that I didn't want one, but he knew that when I screamed for it, to not try and talk me out of it. So just make sure its all down on paper, cos you are unable to talk when the pain gets really bad.