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Is general anesthesia for c-section more dangerous than just as epidural?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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 affected by the anesthesia drugs and being delivered in a flaccid state.
Epidural anesthesia is "safer" as the patient is awake even though this modality carries some risks as well.

In brief: 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 affected by the anesthesia drugs and being delivered in a flaccid state.
Epidural anesthesia is "safer" as the patient is awake even though this modality carries some risks as well.
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