I was wide awake during my csection and it was the single most beautiful day in my life. :) this c section was planned as I had a high risk pregnancy. I just had to accept it and move on to enjoy the birth of my son.
You are awake when they cut into you but you don't feel anything just pressure. I personally haven't had any problems with either one of my c-sections.
You won't be able to see or feel anything besides some tugging.
it was scary for me mostly because I had to deliver 2mos early. But it was a necessity.
They do cut into you while you are awake but you don't feel it. The most you feel is a release of pressure. And you can feel them moving your body around. They do strap your arms to the bed so you can't move them and freak out. They hang a sheet of some sort so you can't see what is going on. The worst part is the recovery. Coughing and sneezing hurt. And so does pooping.
I hated the spinal I had for my first c-section. I don't like the feeling of not being able to move. For my emergency c-section I was put under and it was easier. Wake up to a clean and healthy baby. I didn't want either section, but it was necessary for both.
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