A 24-year-old female asked:
i had an unplanned c-section and was put under general anesthesia. now i have a strong anxiety toward getting pregnant again. how can i get help?
5 doctor answers
Dr. David Kurss answered
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 is such a wonderful part of life, that perhaps its best to focus on the positives. Counseling can certainly be helpful if needed. Good luck.
Answered on Oct 3, 2013
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias answered
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Psychiatrist.: Sounds like ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder) variant with fear of childbirth. Realizing it is the first and most important step; seek expert advice and support from a psychiatrist in women's health/reproductive psychology fields. E.G.: http://www.Texaschildrens.Org/locate/doctors/puryear, -lucy/.
Answered on Mar 19, 2013
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas answered
28 years experience Anesthesiology
You may have : Ptsd. Speak with your internist or ob/gyn about a referral for therapy.
Answered on Sep 5, 2012
Dr. Cyma Khalily answered
34 years experience Psychiatry
WHY?: Why were you under general anesthesia and what happened that was bad to you as a result? Was there a problem with the baby? Just because it happened once does not mean it will again. I will admit general anesthesia is not typical for a c section. Typically it is an epidural nerve block in the back or a spinal. Speak with your physician.
Answered on Nov 23, 2014
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