I had a spinal block for my emergency ceaser. It was great, worked immediately and didn't feel too bad getting it.
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08-03-2012 07:40 #11
10-03-2012 23:05 #12
Just doing some research as I'm not really sure what procedure I chose last time - may have to get my medical records out and have a look - pregnant brain!
I might ask my OB to send me out some info on the differences.
I was able to self medicate through what they call Patient Controlled Analgesia - and it was great but I was very groggy for the first 12 hours or so, the nurses insisted I adminster it every 15 minutes or so or when I felt pain.
I know you can have it administered through the epidural or intravenously - from memory I think it was into my back so am thinking I had a spinal/epi but it worked almost straight away. Does an epi normally work straight away?
My legs were also very numb for over 24 hours.
From what I have read too the epidural is more painful to have inserted? I can't remember too much pain really just the needle.
Sorry I sound so ignorant - have got alot on my mind lately
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10-07-2012 11:25 #13Senior Member
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I had a spinal last time (emmergency) and am at a different hospital this time so not sure which I'll have. Am hoping to have a spinal again, didn't feel the needle in my back (but contractions took my mind off it). I wasn't hooked to anythink afterwards and had feeling back nearly 100% after half an hour. But by the time we got back to my room I had 100% feeling!
I'm not sure what you can and can't feel with an epi but I loved the fact with the spinal I could feel the whole procedure (pulling bub out, the wiggling round etc) but just without any pain.
10-07-2012 12:10 #14Senior Member
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I had an epi during labour that didn't work, so I had spinals for both of my c/sections and they both worked. personally I will always choose a spinal.
10-07-2012 12:14 #15Senior Member
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I had a spinal/epi and had no problems at all afterwards. Was up moving around the next morning
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