I will be having a repeat C/S in December.
I just had my 3rd c/s at the end of August. My first was general because he was an emergency c/s. With my 2nd and 3rd I had a spinal and had no spinal headaches. My hospital does not do epidurals for what reason I don't know. But I know alot of women on the board here will recommend spinal some have had the epidural and say that it started to wear off during the c/s. Talk to your dr about the duramorph spinal they put the morphine in your spinal so you don't have to have it in a pump after the surgery. It
Hi Heather, Welcome!
Wow - those are some great questions. You know, with both of my sections I was given a spinal. My understandng of the difference is where the needle and medication is placed inside your spine. The "spinal" goes in further while the epi is in a different layer of the spine - does that make sense? I do believe that they do both for sections, but typically they prefer a spinal -- it's a good question to ask your doctor if you have a choice!
As for your second question - my spinals were also after long labors -- so I was really ready to have them and dont' remember much pain. I'm sure that someone here will jump in with better BTDT advice around planned C sections and how the spinal feels.
When is your due date in December? I think my January baby is going to be born December 29th!
I'm "technically" due Jan 7...very close to you!
Most hospitals do spinals for planned CS.
It is my understanding that most hospitals do a spinal with a planned c-section. You usually don't have a choice from what I hear.
I had an epidural because my baby was breech and I had the version procedure done that day