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    Default Can you get an elective epidural as a private patient in a public hospital?

    Not utd yet (trying for number 2 next year) but looking at my options. I really want an epidural again next time but I know a few people who have missed out on them in public system (I went public for DD). I'm looking at finances and just gathering info about the best way to go next time.

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    Absolutely. As long as the doctor is available and they don't think that an Epi will be a negative impact on your health and wellbeing.

    So if you're already crowning and ask for an Epi.... well it's not going to happen, even if you're the queen

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    There should be no reason unless its going to have a negative outcome as to why you can't get an epidural in a public hospital as a public or private patient.

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    I guess I'm just paranoid because I have a friend who got told it was too soon, they would check her at 6:00, they delayed the check until 7:30 even though her fiancée went to find someone at 6:00, then was told "too late". She was not happy!

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    Default Can you get an elective epidural as a private patient in a public hospital?

    You just need to be insistent & persistent then

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    They are not allowed to deny you pain relief unless there is a very good reason.
    Once you are in established labour you can get an epi.
    It makes no difference if you are a public or private patient.


 

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