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general anesthesia vs epidural for c section

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Relatively, yes: Once a patient is put to sleep with general anesthesia, the OB surgeon has a finite(short) period of time to remove the baby prior to it being affecte ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A choice: Depending on your hospital policies and procedures, you could have a spinal or an epidural. Those are preferrable to general anesthesia which can get ... Read More
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Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Analgesia: It would not be practical to provide you with rx plan for postop analgaesia without knowing your medical history. You have tied your anesthesiologist' ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
See below: Pain tolerance varies between patients. Some patients in the post-operative period only need motrin, while some need narcotics. General anesthesia for ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usual protocol : As opposed to local anesthetic cases that are less complicated and potentially overwhelming for an onlooking family member, a general anesthetic case ... Read More
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Dr. Hector Chapa
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: First, i trust you and your baby are well. There are several reasons why a partner is not allowed in the or for an "unplanned" cesarean. First, is to ... Read More
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Typically: Partners or other designees are allowed in the or to comfort the mom and have a ring side seat for the delivery. With a general anesthetic, not only i ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Oliverson
21 years experience Anesthesiology
General anesthesia: For c-section is potentially dangerous for mom and baby and should only be used in an emergency or as a last resort. This is because changes in mom's ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Assuming no contraindications regional anesthesia is better. General anesthesia is safe, but being pregnant with twins increases the chances of you v ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Counseling: As with any medical condition, pregnancy and delivery can be fraught with unpredictable events. Nonetheless, pregnancy and birth and having a newborn ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Margolis
47 years experience Anesthesiology
General Anes and OB: General anesthesia is used for urgent delivery and when regional anesthesia ( spinal or epidural ) is contraindicated. Statistically, general anesthe ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hospital care: It is hard to know what exactly is going on. Since you are in the hospital still you have easy access to the doctors and nurses who are involved in yo ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weihong Pan
30 years experience Neurology
Anesthesia stages: It is a deeper stage than what EEG shows. The reflex is no longer present, blood pressure, heart rate, breathing pattern, and temperature also change. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
No,: Csection does not have to require general anesthesia or vertical incision

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