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Epidural and labor: how long after you go into labor can you get the epidural

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03/05/14

Generally you can get an epidural anytime after you have gone into labor. Once the hospital has accepted you as a patient in real active labor you can get one.

Some healthcare providers suggest waiting until you are 3-4cm along to reduce the risk of labor stalling and needed a c-section.

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