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During c section, which one is preferred-ga or spinal injection?

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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine
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In brief: Good question

If your condition allows for you to be awake, and the obstetrician does not need too put you to sleep for other surgical reasons, the spinal gives you the advantage of appreciating to process of birth.
On the other hand, your well being and that of your baby are top priority so discuss this with your doctor. When i delivered babies i used to joke with the parents that the birth was the easy part.

In brief: Good question

If your condition allows for you to be awake, and the obstetrician does not need too put you to sleep for other surgical reasons, the spinal gives you the advantage of appreciating to process of birth.
On the other hand, your well being and that of your baby are top priority so discuss this with your doctor. When i delivered babies i used to joke with the parents that the birth was the easy part.
Dr. Marc Hirsch
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology

In brief: Regional anesthesia

Regional anesthesia, such as spinal or epidural, is preferred for c-sections, both for the mother and the baby.
Pregnant women are at higher risk for general anesthesia for several reasons. During regional anesthesia, the mother can be awake to see her baby. Very little medication passes through to the baby, so it breathes better. Ga is used mostly in emergency situations.

In brief: Regional anesthesia

Regional anesthesia, such as spinal or epidural, is preferred for c-sections, both for the mother and the baby.
Pregnant women are at higher risk for general anesthesia for several reasons. During regional anesthesia, the mother can be awake to see her baby. Very little medication passes through to the baby, so it breathes better. Ga is used mostly in emergency situations.
Dr. Karen Sibert
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