I have to have a c-section (VBAC not an option) and I've been trying to figure out whether I want an epidural or a spinal. I had an epidural with my DS and it didn't work properly so I ended up having to be put to sleep... I'd really like to avoid that this time! My concerns of a spinal is I know you have to lay flat on your back for hours (my hospital says 6 hours) and I'm going to breastfeed so I don't know how to do that while laying flat on my back.
Has anyone had both? Is recovery easier for one more than the other? Were you able to breastfeed?
Answer by kimberlyinberea at 8:41 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
Answer by mommy5409 at 8:42 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
I had a c with my daughter. I had a spinal. If was not bad at all. I had her at 9:08am and I was back in my room by 11:30am. I did breastfeed her and I really do not remember much of it. I did feel very tired. They want you to stay in bed because you are not able to feel your legs to walk.. I stayed in bed till the next morning. Plus you have a cath. in. They will help you, they will not leave you alone when you are breastfeeding. I would not worry. I wish you a happy delivery!!!
Answer by sta517 at 8:51 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
Answer by miasmommy21407 at 10:42 PM on Jul. 2, 2010