For Those Who Ended up Having C Sections: Which Anesthesia?

posted 1 month ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Spinal block for me, my doctor recommended it. I’m totally happy with my decision (didn’t feel a thing).  I think I was in the delivery room for maybe 45 mins.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Spinal block. It was perfect. I felt nothing and I was happy with my choice. The only thing that happened to me was I threw up once about 10 minutes after I received the meds. It’s pretty typical, but doesn’t necessarily happen to everyone. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had a spinal block for both of my cesareans. No issues, I had zero pain during the cesarean and the spinal tap itself was really easy. My one complaint is that I got really nauseous within a few minutes of getting the spinal tap both times. I spoke up and told the anesthesiologists, they were prepared with nausea medicine with worked almost instantly and I felt better. They said it’s common so they’re always ready with nausea medicine if necessary, so if you start to feel sick make sure you tell your anesthesiologist!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Spinal block for both of mine too 🙂 With my first I was so naseous during recovery that I ended up throwing up right after. Luckily I was still numb so it didn’t hurt, but they gave me nausea meds right after and I felt so much better. For my second, I knew what to expect so had the meds right there and ready the moment I felt naseous afterward.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Mrs. Meowerson :  I had a ibuprofen every 6 hours and then every if you needed more then they gave you the option of Norcos every 4 hours. There were different strengths to pick from 5 vs 10. The 10s made me SO sleepy so I stuck to the 5. Send me a DM and happy to talk more about my experience with both 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had a spinal block and felt zero pain(except when they were doing the spinal and had trouble…ouch)! I felt itchy and shakey for maybe an hour in the recovery room but that was about it. During the c-section I just felt pushing and some strange pressure but honestly no pain at all. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My pain after the csection was horrible for over a month, even on constant pain meds…maybe I am just a wimp with pain though…not sure! Everyone has a different experience. I have friends who had easy recoveries but mine was really difficult. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I had a spinal and didn’t feel a thing, not even pressure.  I felt nauseous for like half a second soon after it started and the anesthesiologist was ready with meds.  Afterwards I did ibuprofen every 6 hours and percocet.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Weddingobsessed :  My first was a breeze.. My second was horrible so I feel where you’re coming from being on the meds all the time. My incision opened up and I finally started to feel somewhat normal after like 8 weeks. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I didn’t have a choice in anesthesia and I would assume you won’t either. If you do, as a nurse, I find that very  interesting. They will use which ever they feel will be safest for you and baby. You always reserve the right to refuse treatment if you don’t like their choice, but you cannot typically tell a surgeon, doctor, or anesthesiologist what meds to use. 

They did a spinal block for both of mine. I’m glad they did considering during labor both times my epidurals wore off, had areas they didn’t work on (windows) etc. The spinal did not make me nauseous. I labored for 15 hours, pushed for 3 ,and ended up with a c-section twice. I never took pain meds after. I didn’t find the pain that unbareable. They encourage you to walk a lot before you are discharged. That was rather painful but not unbarable. Vaginal births aren’t free of pain afterwards either. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee

Mrs. Meowerson :  Are you planning on going in to have a c-section?  I only ask because when I went in for my delivery they said a c-section was a possibility but still offered me an epidural over a spinal block.  I ended up not needing a c-section.

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