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Pain medication during C-section Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14319 posts
28th May '13

What do they use during the procedure and after? If you were awake, did you feel anything at all?



TIA.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5437 posts
28th May '13

Most of the time they use morphine and you are put on a PDA afterwards. I did not feel anything, and that is the point. All you can feel really is tugging and pulling. It's not painful, but it is uncomfortable. Then again, giving birth isn't meant to be painless :)

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 109259 posts
28th May '13

I got a spinal, whatever the hell is in that :lol:

and yea, you could feel alot of the pulling and tugging, it skeeved me out :x

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14319 posts
28th May '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" I got a spinal, whatever the hell is in that :lol: and yea, you could feel alot of the pulling and tugging, it skeeved me out :x"


A spinal....is that an epidural?



I'm sorry if that's a dumb question. :oops:

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5437 posts
28th May '13
Quoting Supafly★:" A spinal....is that an epidural? I'm sorry if that's a dumb question. :oops: "


They're kind of the same. During a spinal, they put the med in with a needle. An epidural, a catheter is inserted and left in, passing meds continuously.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14319 posts
28th May '13
Quoting Allissa Specht:" They're kind of the same. During a spinal, they put the med in with a needle. An epidural, a catheter is inserted and left in, passing meds continuously."


So the spinal doesn't constantly give medicine? Just all in one shot when it's inserted?

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7881 posts
28th May '13

I had an emergency c-section at 36 weeks. I got a spinal and morphine injected into my spine. The spinal lasted 2 hours, morphine lasted 18, or so he said. Worst part of the spinal is having absolutely no feeling in your legs. I kept willing myself to move my legs...or even a toe...and nothing. It's a frustrating feeling.



I felt absolutely nothing. No pressure, no pulling. The only thing I felt was them scrubbing me over and over and over, which felt like pinpricks.



The only way I knew I was cut open was that I smelled burning flesh and I could hear a suctioner, which...was for the blood and water. Then...I suddenly heard a little baby cry. They didn't tell me anything during the whole procedure, other than the anesthesiologist asking if I felt sick, then he put some medicine in my IV.



A few hours after the c-section, I received a shot of something into my IV. And then, every 4 hours, I received a hydrocodone until I left with a prescription to percocet (oxycodone.)

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5437 posts
28th May '13
Quoting Supafly★:" So the spinal doesn't constantly give medicine? Just all in one shot when it's inserted? "


Yes but it lasts up to 8 hours for some women. I am allergic to morphine, so I had Demorall in mine. Really worked well, and I didn't want to be on a med pump after I had my youngest so they just gave me the shot and I was good to go on just Ibuprofen

Mouse & Chicklet Due March 18 (boy); 2 kids; 5 angel babies; Barrie, Ontario 615 posts
28th May '13

An epidural and spinal tap are almost the same thing, the only difference is the spinal tap goes deeper into the middle of one of the spinal bone. I requested that I didn't want any medication afterwards and did perfectly fine. I felt like someone was sitting on my chest when they pulled out my daughter but no pain.

Joshua noble lives Due June 22 (boy); Japan 22 posts
28th May '13

Before I went in for a csection I had a epidural which didn't work for me at all in then when they sent me in before i was able to enter the room I had a shot cup and I had to take it all before I could enter the taste was horrible....my experience was horrible I felt everything but everyones body is different some feel some don't

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 109259 posts
28th May '13
Quoting Supafly★:" A spinal....is that an epidural? I'm sorry if that's a dumb question. :oops: "


I have no clue, it all happened so quick:oops:

both times :x

I think it was an epi, I was numb from the waist down for a few hours.
Then morphine

then percocet and ibuprophen

Mouse & Chicklet Due March 18 (boy); 2 kids; 5 angel babies; Barrie, Ontario 615 posts
28th May '13
Quoting Allissa Specht:" They're kind of the same. During a spinal, they put the med in with a needle. An epidural, a catheter is inserted and left in, passing meds continuously."


A catheter is kept in for a spinal.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5437 posts
28th May '13
Quoting Mouse & Chicklet:" An epidural and spinal tap are almost the same thing, the only difference is the spinal tap goes deeper ... [snip!] ... afterwards and did perfectly fine. I felt like someone was sitting on my chest when they pulled out my daughter but no pain."


It is not a spinal tap. It is a spinal block. Big difference

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7881 posts
28th May '13
Quoting Joshua noble lives:" Before I went in for a csection I had a epidural which didn't work for me at all in then when they sent ... [snip!] ... the taste was horrible....my experience was horrible I felt everything but everyones body is different some feel some don't"


What exactly is a shot cup? I remember receiving this medicine that I had to drink before my c-section, but I had an emergency c-section and apparently...Whatever was in the cup was to keep me from vomiting since I had eaten recently. I do remember it had a horrid acid taste but smelled like fruit.

Mouse & Chicklet Due March 18 (boy); 2 kids; 5 angel babies; Barrie, Ontario 615 posts
28th May '13

Also with an epidural your are numb from your waist down and with a spinal you are numb from your chest down. I was only able to feel my arms and up.