At my last appt. the OB said that they expect me to get an epidural at 4-5cm.
I'm okay with this, but I wondered if that will lower my chances of a successful vaginal delivery.
The OB said that if I have the epidural, and there is a catastrophic rupture, they can immediately section me, by putting the spinal block right in the epidural, avoiding a general anesthetic, and all the complications that come from that. It makes sense, to have faster access to a section if needed.
I've had two long natural labors (the last was 77 hours of active labor) that ended with a section anyway, and I'm happy about the idea of less pain.
I just don't want to lower my chances of success.
Has anyone heard of this before?
Do you know if it would lower my chances of success?