TRUE OR RUMOR

Joanna - posted on 05/05/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I HEARD THAT IF YOU HAVE A TATTOO ON YOUR LOWER BACK THEN YOU CAN NOT GET AN EPIDURAL IS THIS TRUE OR JUST A RUMOR PLEASE HELP

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Carin - posted on 07/02/2009

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not true just a rumor....i have one on my lower back that goes to my mid back and i was still able to get one

Stacey - posted on 06/27/2009

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It's a rumor- I have a lower back tattoo (what my pals fondly call the "tramp stamp") and got an epidural with no problem. My tat was 3 years old when I delivered my son.

Kris - posted on 06/12/2009

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i had an epidural and it ended up going in where my tat was, u wouldnt even have knowing i had one not a mark was left

Jeanne - posted on 05/27/2009

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What I have been told by an anesthesiologist is that you cannot get an epidural if your tattoo has been done in the previous six months to the epidural.

Teresa - posted on 05/25/2009

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I would say it is not true. I have a huge tat on my lower back and I just had a c-section.

Charlie - posted on 05/24/2009

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ive got one on my lower back and i had an epidural , except the stupid nurse kept stabbing me in the wrong part of the spine after telling me all the complications that could happin , she then had to get the supervisor to do it who slipped it in without me feeling it , she then said in a huff " well her tattoo musnt be in the middle of her back then " WTF lol.

Bridget - posted on 05/16/2009

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Just a rumor. I also have a lage piece on my lower back (4 hours worth of heavy black) and I had an epidural just over 9 months ago.

Amanda - posted on 05/06/2009

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I have an extremely large tattoo on my back (starting on my lower back and extending up to the high-mid part of my back) and I had an epidural. They say if you got a tattoo a year or less prior to the birth, they do not recommend getting the epidural.

Becky - posted on 05/06/2009

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I also have a tattoo on my lower back and there were no issues with me getting an epidural either.

Laura - posted on 05/06/2009

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I have two tattoos on my lower back and I got an epidural and that statement is completely false. Hope that helped you out.

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