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October 21st, 2010, 10:08 AM
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I plan on asking this at my appointment next week but wondered if you ladies could shed some light.

With my spine fused there is a good chance an epi will not work and that the anesthesiologist may not even want to touch me, also if for some reason I got an infection there is a chance I would have to have more surgery to take the screws and rods out of my back. So even if I decide during labor I need pain meds I will not be receiving an epi.

But what happens if for some reason I have to have an emergency c-section. Do they have to knock me out?
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October 21st, 2010, 10:27 AM
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Unfortunatley yes. The typical anesthesia used it epidural or spinal anesthesia. The only other alternative is general.
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October 21st, 2010, 02:30 PM
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yes they knock you out- I have rods on my spine (not fused but still pretty screwed up) and the epi after I caved did not work- I think a lot of it was because of my spine issues. I really wish I had stuck to my guns and refused it. (pitocin is EVIL).

I think part of the reason I caved was knowing that if I ended up in a c-section if the epi didn't work I was going to be knocked out and didn't want that to happen.
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October 21st, 2010, 03:29 PM
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Like the others said, the other option would be general anesthesia. In a vaginal birth situation there are other pain meds they could give you. I'm not sure of the name, there are a few different ones, but they will basically just take the edge off of the contractions. Every time you repeat dose with them though, they lose effectiveness according to the nurse I had with my first birth. I believe they generally don't want these meds hanging around when you're pushing, so if at all possible, they'll avoid that.

Try to think positive that things will go well!
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