Elisa - posted on 02/03/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )
Hi i had an epidural with my baby. All was ok until i went home with massive headaches. I had to be readmitted 9 days after i gave birth due to leaking spinal fluid. Which basically when you are lying down your fluid is fine so your are ok but once you stand or sit up all the fluid around your brain doesn't go back up it leaks out therefore you end up with massive headaches (dehydration, hangover type headaches) the only way to relieve this is to lay down and instatnly it goes. They fix this by a blood patch which is another epidural into your back but instead of pain relief your back is injected with your own blood, no pain relief it is extrememly painful. You lay down for 6hours after and then your fixed. Has anyone else had this done.