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Which you prefar spinal anasthesia or general anasthesia during cesarean section?

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Spinal: A spinal or epidural does not give medication to the baby, so it is preferred. But it takes a while to take effect general anesthesia is generally used in emergency situations to get the baby out quickly.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Spinal or epidural: The regional anesthetic with either a spinal or an epidural is the preferred way to perform this operation. It is safer for the mother, as well as lets her see the baby as they are born. Talk to your anesthesiologist about your options.

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