Log In Sign Up

Starting to freak out.

Forum: 2014 Playroom


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To 2014 Playroom LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
May 28th, 2014, 05:06 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Jackson, TN
Posts: 1,792
I woke up this morning, and realized that in exactly 1 month I will be having my 3rd C-section, and my 3rd baby. For some reason the thought of having a newborn does not bother me. The thought of having the section, and tubal does not worry me. But I am for some reason terrified of the anesthesia. I don't even know why that is the part that I am afraid of. I have done this 2 times before, and never had any problems with the anesthesia. For some reason I can't get the thought out of my head that what if they give me too much, or what if it takes in reverse and numbs my lungs where I can't breathe? I don't know what to do to get over this, and worrying won't change it. But I am really freaking out.

Reply With Quote
May 28th, 2014, 08:52 PM
njkatc's Avatar Kelly
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 6,949
There's always got to be something that totally freaks us out that we have zero control over. My thing is the catheter. Completely disturbed by the idea of it. Not a big deal, have never had an issue just can't wrap my head around it without freaking out.

Reply With Quote
May 29th, 2014, 06:48 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 2,283
I have a lot of things that are freaking me out but the thing that's freaking me out the most right now is the IV! - The nurse actually putting it in me, that's really bothering me.

It's just getting so close I think we are all starting to realize this is going to happen very very soon! We will have our babies in our arms before we know it and everything will be perfect
Reply With Quote
May 29th, 2014, 09:08 AM
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 168
I know this probably doesn't help, but just in case... When they do a c-section, they always have someone on hand who could keep you breathing (either with intubation or bag-mask ventilation) just in case. It's more a precaution for if they had to give you general anesthesia during surgery than risk from the anesthesia itself. Plus, the anesthetic they use makes you numb, but isn't a paralytic, so even if you couldn't feel anything, your brain should still tell you to keep breathing (which is why people can still push out a baby with an epidural). If you think about it, breathing almost always happens subconsciously, otherwise we'd die any time we fell asleep. Third, spinal anesthesia basically stops all messages from passing whatever spot it's inserted at, so that's why as soon as you can't feel your butt, you can't feel your toes either. It's not so much that it travels down the spine in either direction as that it creates a pain signal traffic jam only at the point of insertion.

HTH - Gypsy

P.S. - I know you may already know that and still be worried... *hugs* You will do awesome.
Reply With Quote
May 29th, 2014, 11:30 AM
AtomicMama's Avatar CopperBoom!
Join Date: May 2008
Location: MI
Posts: 14,754
I'm sorry for your fears!! I have so much faith it will all go perfectly
Amy: Wife to my Handsome Husband Mommy to my superhero, Max (3) and Luckiest Bonus Mama to Sammy (5)

Reply With Quote
May 29th, 2014, 07:26 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Jackson, TN
Posts: 1,792
As much as I hate that you other ladies are having your own fears I do feel a bit better that I'm not totally alone.

I did know most of theat about spinals, but not all of it. Thanks for the extra info.

I do know that the anesthesiologist stays with me and is fully trained to handle any situation that can come up. I just keep remembering feeling such a heavy weight on my chest, and it causing me to feel like I couldn't breathe last time right at the first. Once I told him how I felt he gave me something else in my IV and the feeling went away. I just really don't want to feel that again.

Reply With Quote
June 1st, 2014, 04:40 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 35
I could have written this myself last week.

I ended up having my (3rd) csection on Tuesday - ahead of schedule due to some issues that cropped up. I was 38 weeks& my OB called and asked me to meet him in L&D to discuss options Tuesday morning, turns out the options were he wanted to operate.

I'm almost glad it happened so suddenly as I had less time to let the anesthesia worry me. I had a bad experience with csection #2. I told my husband in hind site I think the staff was worried about me because I wasn't excited. I tried to keep myself calm as possible so I wouldn't flip over the spinal.

I ended up having a great anesthesia team who addressed all my concerns and promised it would be nothing like last time, she stayed with me, held my hand, wiped my face, told me what my OB was doing step by step, she really made it a wonderful experience in comparison. She took one of my favorite pictures in the OR.

I sincerely hope that you have a similar experience as I did,

Now I'm battling the hormonal rampage and sadness of never feeling another baby kick me though cuddling my little one certainly helps.
Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0