I recently gave birth to my first child. During the delivery I recieved an epideral. Now I have nerve damage which prevents my quad muscles (the muscles used to squat down, to go up or down stairs, anything which requires your legs to hold weight while your knees are bent) from working. I also have numbness from my knees to my ankles on the front of my legs. I am scared this will never go away! The doctors say it may or may not fix itself.
I think that more information should be given to expecting moms on the dangers of epiderals. My edideral did not even numb the area it was supposed to, just my legs. I felt the whole delivery and it honesly wasn't so bad.