So 2 nights in a row I had multip women w/ epidurals that couldn't feel a thing...no pressure, pain, nothing. I checked them after the epi and foley...1 was 6cm, one was 5cm.
Both gave no inkling of pain, discomfort, change, etc. The docs said (like usual), check in 2 hrs after epi if no pressure. Um, yeah....with one of them the baby crowned up to the ears while the husband frantically called out...this an hr after I checked her at 5cm..... and the next night, I went to check the pt. after 2 hrs (like the doc said) and the baby's head literally popped out at me right before I inserted gloved finger.
So needless to say, I don't trust multips now...but has this ever happened to you all? I am in my pts room a lot, but the MDs are making me feel (or maybe I'm allowing them to let me feel) like I'm neglecting them and letting them be "fully" for too long....holy smokes, it was 1-2 hrs from 5- fully for both of them practically!! I'm starting to get the "no second stage nurse" reputation! haha. I've been there for 6 months, but this has never happened before! Two nights in a row!
Tell me your stories....I need some re-assurance before I go back to work that I'm not the only one this has happened to.....or maybe I am!!