Can they give me claming meds before c?

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Registered: 07-06-2007
Can they give me claming meds before c?
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Wed, 02-18-2009 - 11:51pm
This is going to be my 2nd c-section but for some reason I am terrified about it this time. It was so bad last night that I woke up with a panic attack. I'm afraid this might lead to getting back my depression and anxiety (8 years ago for 2 year). I really don't want to be on anti depressants while pregnant because of a c-section. I really want them to knock me out for this but I know it isn't going to happen. So...I was wondering if they are able to give me a calming pill right before surgery to calm me dowm. They gave me one before with a d&c and it helped. If they can't give me anything to help I don't know what is going to happen while in surgery. I might freak out and go crazy in the middle of surgery. I know the section itself isn't painful but I think I am afraid of the "what ifs". I'm going to be thinking and driving myself crazy for the next 3 months.

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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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 02-19-2009 - 9:15pm

welcome to the board. I would most definitely talk to your doctor about your anxiety, there may be something they can give you, but you would need to discuss it with them before you go in for the birth. The doctor and nursing staff will want to know ahead of time that you are anxious about the surgery as they will be able to help you through the process.

Keep us posted.

Dionne

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Dionne cl siggy

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Fri, 02-20-2009 - 11:37pm
Jennifer - talk with your doc for sure! They can give you something in your IV to calm you prior the procedure... and I believe if you really want a general, you should be able to request that as well. Good luck to you!!! Please let us know how it goes!
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