Quoting Rianna Bailey:" Okay Im due here in a couple weeks and planning on getting the epidural.. Im honestly scared of needles ... [snip!] ... honestly scared of needles but I think when the time comes I wont care lol anyone else scared of needles and got the epidural?"
I have a needle phobia. Like needles make me pass the smurf out. I ended up needing to be induced with an IV in my arm. I didn't even care, and mind you the biggest thing I was afraid of when I was preggo wasn't the pain it was needing and IV, I can take the pain just not needles! So I did get an epidural and it was fine, I shook the entire time, and couldnt move. I also have lower back pains now from where it was.
Don't get one if you don't need it!