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Did you have an Epi/spinal with a c-section?

Which one would you prefer? I've heard that spinals are actually better. I am so terrified about my sceduled c-section, they will probably do a spinal, just looking for opinions.

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katimae

Asked by katimae at 2:19 PM on Jan. 23, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I was induced due to swelling and had to end up getting a c section. so i already had the epidural. Mine went very smoothly. I was scared to get one as well.
    Countrymomma110

    Answer by Countrymomma110 at 2:24 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • I had an epi with my first and spinals with my last two.

    I got sick after the epi and my last spinal. Why I dont know just my tummy was upset.
    The plus, for me, with the epi was it wore off quicker. But that was the only difference I noticed between the two. So I dont really have a preference as they worked the same LOL.
    BonesDragonDew

    Answer by BonesDragonDew at 2:44 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • i have had both. both go about the same way & didn't feel any diferent receiving them.
    CuteCourtney

    Answer by CuteCourtney at 4:14 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • I had both with my first child. he was an emergency C-section. we started with the epi and seriously it didn't work! but by the time they decide they had to get him out because of his heart rate they gave me a spinal and I didn't feel anything after that!! i am scheduled for another c section march 17th. a little nervous about the spinal but It isn't that bad!! You are more focused on staying still then anything!! Good luck! You will do fine!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:36 PM on Jan. 24, 2009

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