Are they allow to give me a pillow?

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Are they allow to give me a pillow?
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Tue, 11-18-2008 - 10:41pm
Hi...my name is Jennifer! DH and I are expecting our 2nd child. I had a c-section with my son and is going to have another for this baby. I remember not being able to breathe well during the section. It was so bad that I thought I was going to die! But they said that I had 100% oxygen and it was because they had to lay me really flat on the table. I just wanted to know if they are allowed to give me a pillow for my next section coz I don't want to have to go through that feeling ever again.

Jennifer (25), DH Teddy (31), DS Jonathan (2), and Pregnant with #2 due 5/20/09. Also mommy to an angel 11/16/07.

Siggy
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Wed, 11-19-2008 - 1:09am

Welcome to the board, I would suggest you talk to the anaesthesiologist and make sure that he/she knows about your prior experience there are things that can be done. Talk to your doctor about a pillow, but I am not sure, I've never heard about that as an option.

Keep us posted.

Dionne

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Dionne cl siggy

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Registered: 02-08-2008
Wed, 11-19-2008 - 6:59am
I've heard when that happens it's because they gave you too much numbing medicine in the spinal. Talk to the anestesiologist and tell them what happened last time!! Good Luck
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Registered: 08-23-2005
Thu, 11-20-2008 - 4:30pm
I agree with the PPs that the experience that you had is typically b/c they've overmedicated you! The medicine is making you feel like you can't breathe because your chest muscles are a bit too numb, KWIM? I don't think a pillow will help. Make sure that the doc knows that you had the experience you did and maybe they can insert your medication a bit lower OR give you a lower dose! G/L and congrats on your new little one to be!
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Fri, 11-21-2008 - 12:03pm

It's been awhile since I have been around but would like to offer some advice. (about the same as some other but)

 


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Registered: 08-31-2005
Sat, 11-22-2008 - 10:42am

I had the same thing happen with my first.

 

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Registered: 11-15-2007
Mon, 11-24-2008 - 11:58pm

My baby girl was breech so I had to have a c-section with my 4th child. I read up on everything about c-sections before I had her. The horror stories that everyone had told online about this breathing problem and feeling like they were going to die scared the heebie jeebie's out of me.


When I talked to my doctor about this when I was getting my epidural...I was told it happens when they do the epi or spinal and lay you down too quickly. It will travel upwards and then effect the numbness around the heart therefore making you feel like you've stopped breathing even tho you are ok. So the key is not laying you back too quickly after having it and to keep sitting in an upward position for awhile.

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Registered: 11-19-2008
Sun, 11-30-2008 - 10:49pm

Just let them know what happened. I was scared that would happen to me, but thankfully it didn't, but they did give me so much medicine that I was in and out of it and don't remember much about the csection.


I don't think they will let you have a pillow since they need you to be flat. You certaintly can ask though. Also having your head propped up will not help with breathing and may even be worse for it. Being flat opens the air way.


I wish you luck and be sure to tell them of all yoru fears so they can be careful this time with the Spinal.