My doctor told me that because of my size (under 5' and weighed 100lbs when I got pregnant) that my chances for needing a c-section are a bit higher...I am ok with the c-section but I'm TERRIFIED of getting the spinal!! Am I crazy? Can anyone who's had one tell me what it was like? I'm no good with pain...
Thanks so much!
It wasn't bad at all. I was very relaxed when they did it and it only took a minute and then it took effect almost immediately! It felt good, except I kept having the feeling I needed to move my legs and feet, but I couldn't which drove me NUTS!!!!
Answer by Navymama at 12:05 PM on Feb. 9, 2009
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Answer by bethmc02 at 12:17 PM on Feb. 9, 2009
Find a different doctor. Small women have babies all the time. He's already setting you up for unnecessary major abdominal surgery. Please read this article:
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Answer by Laura1229 at 12:46 PM on Feb. 9, 2009
Oh I know you have the right to choose and I did. I CHOOSE spinal!!!! =) I can handle a lot of pain but if I have my choice I don't want to feel the pain. OP-I know you know you could deliver vaginally and do whatever you think is best for you. You can always try vaginal and if it doesn't work they will switch to a C which is what happened with my DD, I only got an epidural with her and am so glad with my planned C with my DS that I got the spinal!!!
Answer by Navymama at 12:49 PM on Feb. 9, 2009