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Posted by Liz
on March 02, 2000 at 00:16:54:
In Reply to: Re: Epidural vs. spinal block posted by D on March 01, 2000 at 02:48:30:
: : I am 23 weeks pregnant I will be having a c-section.
: : Any opinions on epidural or spinal block for the procedure.
: : I also have placental abrupto anyone else with this complication. I am doing fine, lots of bedrest seems to be the key.
: i don't have any experience with a spinal block but if you get the epidural done right its quite nice. If they don't do it right it numbs the wrong direction or you have side effects later. The Dr. that did mine took about 9 tries before he felt it was in the right spot. They numb you first so I didn't feel all the tries but I was sure grateful that he asked me each time what I was feeling until he got the right spot. If I had to go to the hospital again for something that needed pain relief I would most likely do the epidural again.
I had an epidural for both my children. The Dr got it right the first time with both births. I have a tiped pelvis and after going through labor and pushing for hours I had to have c-sections for both. Ask your Dr but I think an epidural is safer and faster to "un-numb" than a spinal. I hope all goes well for you and wish you the joys of motherhood.
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