20Questions we all have: What kind of anesthesia will I receive?

via verywellfamily.com

For starters, you will undoubtedly have some, so let any hopes and dreams of a drug-free birth fly right out of the window. The epidural, (yes the same one used for the other birthing method,) is most commonly used. In a surgical approach, a catheter is inserted into your back

and medication is given on an as-needed basis. The other anesthesia option is administering a spinal. With a spinal, a one-time injection occurs, and the medication kicks in almost instantly. Different medical camps have their preferences as to whether a spinal or an epidural is the right med for the job, but in the end, you will be getting one or the other.

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