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If I have a vaginal birth and everything goes smoothly,  how long will it be before I am up and walking around?  (After epidural) .... whats the usual hospital stay?
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One day.
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hospital  stay 1 day and they come and check every so often to see how the medicine has worn off it all depends on how long it  take for your leg get feeling
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You have a catheter in with an epidural so as soon as you get feeling back ask them to take it out as this will get you up & moving!
They like to see you can walk/wee properly again before discharging you.
I had a heavy epidural 1st time round & it wore off quicker than I expected it, I was out of bed in the morning- around 8hours, & I was discharged the next day.
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Hi, I work in L&D. Often times women are out of the bed within two hours at least to the bathroom after a normal vaginal delivery. The Foley catheter is removed when you start pushing to prevent any urethral tears.
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I was up within half an hour after my boys. My daughter was a water birth and that was right away.
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With my first my body was wore out I slept for about 4 hours and got up and was fine walking around... with my second I was up about an hour or so after I felt fine just a little sore. With my third I had to lay in bed my epidural made me shake really bad and it lasted for about hour or more... it was different every time for me so really its just how your body reacts to everything
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I was up as soon as I could feel my legs which was not long for my first. Went to the bathroom, fed baby, took a shower. Was in for two days. She was born Saturday and I was out Monday. Second one it took a while for me to feel my legs again, but just as soon as I did I was up doing the same things.
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Awesome ! I have had a scheduled c-section this whole time and they canceled it so now I am preparing myself for regular delivery !
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Epidural I am not sure. I had gas and air so was up straight after. I was out within 18 hrs, only stayed overnight because he was born at 920 in the evening. :)as soon as u have a wee u can go generally in the UK this is...

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