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Cast Your Vote:

    • Epidural -- Votes: 4
    • Spinal -- Votes: 8
epi vs spinal *Bun #2 baking* Due January 21; 49 kids; Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1149 posts
12th May '11

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?

TIA!

umadbro? 1 child; Trinidad and Tobago 12693 posts
12th May '11

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.

Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49462 posts
12th May '11

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.

Spirit Flower Due June 7 (girl); Texas 2258 posts
12th May '11

what is the difference???

The outlaws mommy 18 kids; Alabama 3228 posts
12th May '11

Ive had both. I liked the spinal better. With the epi I started ferling pain afterwards alot sooner.

Lebend. Lachen. Liebe 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 33622 posts
12th May '11
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.

Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49462 posts
12th May '11

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.

Darney 2 kids; Kennewick, Washington 8209 posts
12th May '11

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.

umadbro? 1 child; Trinidad and Tobago 12693 posts
13th May '11

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

*Bun #2 baking* Due January 21; 49 kids; Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1149 posts
13th May '11
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 :(

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
13th May '11

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.

Vanilla MILFshake. 1 child; Georgia 5492 posts
13th May '11

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.