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anyone bin alsleep during a c-section before????? HELP

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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So my doc just called to give me the set h for my c-section. She told me my last doc sent over my files and that she saw that I had problems with the epidural. I was throwing up the whole time until my baby was out basically (i HAD A C-SECTION). So  she now wants to put me under for this one.(do u call it that? lol , she means for me to be asleep).

If u had this did it take longer to recover? I mean longer to recover so u can see ur baby? I am so sad I wont see my boy right out of my belly. I feel like I am getting cheated here. Like what the hell. I wanna see my son. And if something happens(u never know) I want to be able to say goodbye to the baby(if he dies or I die) , Yes I am a worry war. Ugh anyone done this before???

by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 2:37 PM

My first 2 c-sections were done under general. I won't lie, it makes for a longer recovery, and it's 3 hours in recovery, as well as longer before you can see your baby.

by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 2:39 PM

I had a spinal block that didn't work, so I was knocked out halfway through my C-section.  I've never had anything else, so I don't know if it took longer than it otherwise would have or not.  I was not able to see/hold/nurse my babies until about 3-4 hours after they were born.  I don't know what normal time is after a C-section.

by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 2:39 PM

sounds like you had some of the same problems I did this time. I had to have my second c section with my 3rd baby. This time I could not stop throwing up and I felt like I had a 300 lb man on my chest it was hard to breath, after my baby was born and my husband and her left the room I guess I started panicking and they ended up putting me to sleep. The recovery was not any longer for me actually I recovered a lot faster this time than I did the last. I dont think it had anything to do with that. Anyway good luck!!!







by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 2:42 PM

I asked my mom for you  LOL.  She was put under for both of her c-sections.  She saw us about 4 hours later she said.  She said she enjoyed (as much as possible) her experience. 

by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 2:42 PM

My epi didn't work & they just gave me an old fashion saddle block. I had to lay on my back for 10 hours flat but he never even mentioned knocking me out. I would tell that doc that just because it happened last time don't mean it will this time? Time for second opinion I think. This ain't the damn 50's, there is SOME kind of drug out there the doc can use & you stay awake. I would get second opinion if I were you.....

by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 2:43 PM

i was completely asleep with my first. he was an emergency c-section at 27 weeks and had to be delivered asap.  I hated not knowing what was going to happen.I was scared and worried I would never wake up.  Since I was in bad shape, I was in the ICU,  I could not see my baby until 24 hours. 

I would say I healed pretty quick because i was up and walking the 2nd day.

Good luck to you, and try not to worry so much.

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by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 2:46 PM

I had a spinal, and I got to see her right after for about a second...then I had to wait in recovery for about an I'm not much help. BUT could you tell them that you would rather be awake...even if it means throwing up?  Not saying I would recommend it but if you really wanted to be awake and thought you could go through it again its always an option.  Last time i was put out (not for a baby) I had a bad reaction and was throwing up...that wasn't fun either.

by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 2:47 PM

Why have they decided to put you under?  I had an epidural for my first two sections.  The first one was fine, but the second one I, too, kept throwing up.  It was awful.  I threw up in the OR, and in recovery.  For my third section they gave me a spinal.  I felt waves of nausea when they started pulling to get the baby out and my anesthesiologist just administered some kind of anti-nausea medicine through my IV.  The nausea went away and I felt good through the rest of the procedure.  So maybe that's an option for you?  Have you discussed it with your doctor?  I wouldn't want to miss seeing my baby right after she/he was born either!

by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 2:48 PM

I'm with you, I don't think I would want to be completely under sedation.  I would see if there is possibly any other form of local anesthesia they could use.  Yep, I'm a big old worry wart like you, besides, I would want to be awake & alert and meet my baby as soon as she hit the air!!!!

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by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 2:49 PM

My sister had to be put "under" they couldnt place her epidural. She said she was able to see her baby about 45 minutes after she had her.  I guess it would be different for everyone depending on how your body responds to the anesthesia.

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