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c-section spinal thing vajayna 18 kids; Kentucky 4552 posts
17th Dec '12

My c-section is in a few hours, I believe im getting a spinal block as I really dont see any need for them to keep an epi in. anywhoo, how does it feel? what part of you is not numb? and how long does a c-section usually take? I was put under with my son, so im not sure. & if you werent put under did you fall asleep anyway? I dont have the baby's father coming or anything...i think my sister will be in there with me, Im hoping shes able to distract me enough so I dont have a panic attack. lol.

user banned 2 kids; Copiague, New York 1881 posts
17th Dec '12

I didn't feel it when I had my spinal block.
My c-section lasted like 15 min. tops.
I didn't fall asleep, it happened so fast.

Just.Hannah. 1 child; Louisiana 3653 posts
17th Dec '12

I didn't know the answer either and was curious, so i googled it. :D
http://www.babycenter.com/400_difference-between-a-spinal-block-and-epidural_990281_13.bc

NewMommyXOXO 1 child; South Carolina 1183 posts
17th Dec '12

I was numb from the belly down. i think the procedure took about 25 mins from start to finish. best wishes!

Sierra&Aria[09.14.12] 1 child; Illinois 366 posts
17th Dec '12

Mine lasted like 40 minutes? I didn't fall asleep during but I did afterwards (I was too nervous to really sleep the night before though)

MommyBear2692 Due July 6; 18 kids; Ohio 19 posts
17th Dec '12

I had a spinal block and it didnt hurt me at all. As soon as he got to number 3 when he counted he had already did the spinal and I instantly started going numb. But when I was fully numb I couldn't feel anything from my arm pits down. So I still felt my arms and everything. But unfortunately I felt like I couldn't breath because of the numbness in my chest and I also have anxiety attacks so I had a panic attack on the op table.

Tea Bag McGee Due November 21 (girl); 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6931 posts
17th Dec '12

its supposed to be numb from under your b**bs and down. i has one put in for my VBAC and i couldnt feel my legs when i was pushing LMAO.



the c sec normally takes about a hour.. ten minutes for baby and the rest is to stitch glue or staple you up.

vajayna 18 kids; Kentucky 4552 posts
17th Dec '12

when does the spinal wear off & when can I move around?

Bettinas Due August 14; 2 kids; Australia 2212 posts
17th Dec '12

I was having constant contractions when they put mine in but I distinctly remember a bit of a sting and then spreading warmth. By the time they got me onto the operating table I could barely feel my feet. It doesn't take too long for it to take effect at all :)

Damien & Wyatt's Mommy 2 kids; Junction City, Kansas 25956 posts
17th Dec '12

I was numb from my b**bs down, it took about 45min from start to finish. I was awake the whole time and I was up and walking that night, I had him at 9:25a.m.

Shanon Hutchens Due June 22 (boy); 2 kids; Seymour, Tennessee 543 posts
17th Dec '12
Quoting vajayna:" when does the spinal wear off & when can I move around?"


about an hour or so itll start to wear off and move around like get up and walk? that will take 4 or 5 + hours most likely.

Bettinas Due August 14; 2 kids; Australia 2212 posts
17th Dec '12

I was allowed to walk the next day but I'd had a very lengthy labour before being taken for the emergency section. It was also pretty late at night when I got to my room so they wanted me to sleep. I had DS at 9:50 pm and was allowed to walk if I could by 12 the next day.