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February 2nd, 2014, 11:59 AM
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1) Request epidural anesthesia instead of a spinal. It delivers continuous medication and the anesthesiologist can increase the dosage at any time during the procedure without putting you under general.

2) Request ambien from your OB so you can sleep the night before the surgery. My midwives gave it to me (per my request) the night before my induction with my first child, and it's the only reason I got any sleep bc I was terrified.

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