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Old 01-13-2012, 09:35 AM   #12
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Re: If you gave birth in a small hosptital....

Originally Posted by crunch!910 View Post
I delivered DS1 in a small hospital. There were only 8-10 "birthing suites".
I had to wait a couple hours or more for epidural because they had to call the anesthesiologist in (which makes no sense to me because I got my epidural around 5pm? Why wasn't he already working?
If he or she had worked a night shift or had a day off etc. they would need to be called in. In our hospital, they have to call the anesthesiologist in, so you may have to wait a bit. Anethesiologists are in short supply in our neck of the woods.
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