Cast Your Vote:
- Epidural -- Votes: 4
- Spinal -- Votes: 8
if youve had a c section, did you get the epidural or spinal?
which one worked better if youve had both?
how was recovery?
how soon were you in recovery?
I had a spinal. Didn't feel a thing. I was in recovery for like an hour I think. It felt like 30 hrs. I was able to move my legs fully after maybe 2 hrs. It was all kinda a blur with everything going on.
I had a c-section with my oldest, but I had an epidural in because I pushed for 3 horus, and then found out she was stuck. I keep telling the anesthesiologist that the epidural stopped working, but do you think he listened, nope, and then he tested me to see if the meds he put through the epidural were working, and surprisingly they weren't, he goes oh the epidural must have stopped working, I said no f**king kidding, as my OB smirks in the background, trying to keep himself from laughing.
I highly suggest a spinal, lol. Thats what I ended up getting.
Ive had both. I liked the spinal better. With the epi I started ferling pain afterwards alot sooner.
Quoting Spirit Flower:" what is the difference???"
Spinal you're basically paralized.
Epidural, not so much. You can still feel things unless you're overloaded.
Oh and I didn't give my story of my recovery, because a whole shitload of problems arose during my c-section. I passed out, stopped breathing, heart rate dropped (mine, baby was already out by the time this happened), they actually never knew why all of it happened. I didn't hemorrhage or anything, they think it was the trauma I went through of pushing for 3 hours, that it sent my blood pressure through the roof.
I had both, Epi was good, but faded, Spinal was a double edged sword. It drugged me up good I passed out and missed the actual birth of my son, and it was in my back for 4 days post pardum and I lost a lot of Spinal fluid. Birth just sucked for me.
With the spinal did anyone feel "pressure" I was told I would feel pressure during the c-section but I didnt feel anything and no one believes me. lol
Quoting Darney:" I had both, Epi was good, but faded, Spinal was a double edged sword. It drugged me up good I passed ... [snip!] ... birth of my son, and it was in my back for 4 days post pardum and I lost a lot of Spinal fluid. Birth just sucked for me."
yikes! im leaning more for the epi just because it seems less risky. and the whole paralyzed thing terrifies me. i dont mind feeling the tugging and pulling, birthing a baby isnt supposed to be easy, unfortunetly. but im scared of the spinal going wrong, or passing out. im sorry it sucked for you :(
Sprinal for both of my csections.
I only felt them taking the baby out..the pressure on your chest. It felt like forever, and elephant just sitting there. Lol. & it was hard to breathe.
But other than that..no complaints, no problems.
i had a spinal, didnt have any problems with it and i felt pressure when they pulled the baby out. i had severe preeclampsia so i was in recovery for an extra day on a magnesium IV & complete bedrest, but i dont think it was too long before i could actually wiggle my toes again lol.