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866560 tn?1265061561

spinal blocks

I am having a planned C-section and I am PETRIFIED about getting the spinal block.  I have three herniated discs in my back in which I have received epidurals before but this one seems WAY worse than what I have dealt with, except once when the doctor hit the nerve and I almost went flying off the table! It hurt so bad.  I am just scared about him hitting the nerves again. Can anyone relieve some of my anxiety?
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961424 tn?1271664581
Sounds like you've had some bad experiences.  Yikes!  Poor you.

I had a spinal block with my last C-section and had NO problem at all.  No discomfort; nothing.  Maybe I was lucky..?  I hope not because I think I'll be getting another one in January, and I haven't been at all worried about it, before now!!

Good luck!
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866560 tn?1265061561
Well remember I have herniated discs and if you don't you may be okay.  The problem I have is that when the discs are inflammed the shot is harder to get into the right spot, and they have to poke around.  I am just hoping that the shot goes higher than where my herniated discs are.
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1032669 tn?1252456404
When I had my first baby, I had 100% the same problem.  It took over six tried to get the epidural in for a regular labor, which ended up in an emergency c-section.  I ended up having to get a different anesthesiologist to place the epidural.  In the end it worked, because if the last try did not work, I was going to opt for 100% natural.  So for my second pregnancy I brought this up with my OB who made sure I had the head of anesthesiology in the OR with me for my planned c-section.  I am having my third c-section on January 28th, and I have a new OB and am delivering in a different hospital that I am petrified about.  It is a good hospital, but new for me. So my new OB wants me to meet with the anesthesiology department before my c-section to make them aware beforehand so there is an action plan in place and I am getting the right care!  Good luck, and talk to your OB about your fear!
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