what did it feel like to have the epidural/spinal inserted? What kind of pain is involved with that, is there pressure? What did that feel like for you? How long does it take to come info effect?
It was fine. The local anesthetic that they used to numb the area hurt more than the spinal! It was like a little prick, and it was fairly instantaneous. Within a minute or so I'd say!
Did you feel sick during the procedure due to the anaesthetic? I'm aware that it mucks with your bodys temperature regulation but I hear it has made a few people feel ill?
I was sick through both of my c sections, although it was due to blood pressure dropping. Every time my blood pressure dropped I spewed. They gave me drugs though constantly to ring my blood pressure up each time it dropped.
How long does it take for them to stitch you up before you're taken to recovery?
I think it was about 30-40 minutes to get into recovery after they started stitching
What are your recovery like?
My recovery was good (by c section standards) both times. I was walking the next day, home in a few days, and driving by 1 week