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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?

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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 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
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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
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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Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Talk to an MD: You can discuss the concerns and fears you have with a psychiatrist or psychologist.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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