A 25-year-old female asked:
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how many centimeters dilated do i have to be before i can receive my epidural?

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Dr. Rhonda Simons
15 years experience Family Medicine
Usually 2-3: Unless you are being induced and in for a long and painful labor. Good luck!
Answered on Dec 31, 2014

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You can't: I am assuming that you are at the end of a pregnancy. There is nothing you can do - you should wait for 'mother nature' to do the work for you.
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