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    Default Spinal vs spinal/epi

    OB gives a choice of a spinal or a spinal epi when I have a c section.
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    I will have a toddler visiting afterwards too...

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    I have had both and preferred the spinal. But that is just me!

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    Thanks! Why did you prefer the spinal?

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    Had one ceaser with a spinal, and one with epi, epi failed and i felt the op, despite it being topped up over 3 times, had to be knocked out with a general and missed the birth of my son, then woke up in agony and struggled to remain painfree for over a week...


    Spinal was perfect.

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    Spinal so you don't have to be attached to the epi line and with a spinal you get your feeling back sooner allowing you to hop up sooner.. The faster you hop up the faster your recovery!!!

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    Oh okay - the spinal is a spinal block right? I think that is what i had the first bub.
    I had a switch which I could press every 15 minutes or so to self medicate for the pain.

    OB said with the spinal/epi I would have no tubes afterwards and would be medicated with tablets instead. And the spinal involved lots of tubes and the switch which second time mums opted not to have so they could still have a cuddle comfortably with toddler??

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    I have had both and prefer spinal block to epidural. My body was numb for less time afterwards. Was up earlier than with epi and it was just an overall better experience for me.

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    I preferred the spinal because the epi was more painful to get in... Also I felt less numb during the op with the epi. I couldn't feel any pain but what they were doing was less fuzzy. And not sure if it was to do with the epi or not but I was shaking massively (and less nervous that time) but needed about 5 blankets on and couldn't even hold my baby when they gave her to me. Not sure if that was due to something else though but just found my first caesarean with the spinal block to be better.

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    Hmmm I had no tubes or no switch with the spinal block?? But did have the tube in my back with the epi? Maybe someone else knows more about them though?

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    I had both and it took ages to get them in it took 13 tries and now 15 weeks later my lower back/ top of Butt is still numb. I was up and moving the next day and didn't feel any pain from the caesar at all. The warming sensation going through my body was nice but I couldn't stop shaking for about half hour. They were both done at the same time I was told so I don't know which is better or worse sorry


 

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