Ive had an epidural with all births of my children...the bad thing is it messes up your back :/ and sometimes it doeant even work. With one I ended up with only one numb leg and felt the entire birth and with another the dr wanted to make sure I "felt" my contractions so I could push. So it does depend on the anesthesia dr and your dr as well how much and how long they want to leave it in for and whether or not they want you to "feel" contractions at the time of pushing.
Im due on the 13 n had da same ? But i decided im not gonna get da epidural unless i really need it..
I had it with my first case i couldent take the back pain was amazing and for sure if need it i will have it again this time , good luck