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Discussion in 'Third Trimester' started by BabyBrain, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. BabyBrain

    BabyBrain Well-Known Member

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    Just watching Maternity Ward and a chiropractor told a woman with back problems she can't have an epidural :shock:.....worrying!!!! I know this is American but am going to ask my consultant and chiropractor about it. I am asking for c-section cos mw mentioned the risk of my back breaking again during labour which would be horrific and would give me a much slower recovery time than the op itself although it is unlikely, but if I can't have epidural I would have to have a GA and I don't want to miss my baby being born if possible. Lots of questions for consultant on Monday lol. If I can't have an epidural would they induce me early? Do they do this?

    I am pretty sure I could handle most of labour without an epidural, I've had surgery without even local anaesthetic before but c-section is too much lol.

    Can I ask for an early or on-time induction? xxxxxxxx
     
  2. VikkiR

    VikkiR Well-Known Member

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    OMG I hope you can have an epidural. Def write lots of questions down to ask consultant xx
     
  3. leannesxb

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    Rachel1509 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about the epidural thing, but I think that programme is daft! They seem to do a c-section on nearly every single woman having a baby! Ridiculous!
     
  5. BabyBrain

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    Yeah I've noticed that. Mind you being in the US I spose they can charge the medical insurance companies more for the op
     
  6. Lilelephant

    Lilelephant Well-Known Member

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    I have back problems from when I was a dancer an I had an epidural


     
  7. Rachel1509

    Rachel1509 Well-Known Member

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    It's just stupid! Was sat there watching it other night, and consultant comes in all the time and I said before he did 'Oh she's clearly having a c-section now' and she did! Really annoys me, like they almost want all women to not do it naturally - when thats what our bodies are built to do!
     
  8. BabyBrain

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    Cool :D I'm not scared of the pain, more the recovery time/GA cos I don't want to miss a thing
     
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    pinkyprincess Well-Known Member

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    I found gas and air more of a 'head fuck' than the epi! I LOVED the epi!


     
  10. Cazza

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    I had an appt with a Consultant Aneasthetist last week and due to my back problems (damaged discs) he did an ultrasound/scan on my back to check all would be ok for a CS.

    Hopefully they'll do that for you too!!

    BTW I had gas and air when I broke my shoulder and arm - hated it, felt out of control and away with the fairies!!!
     
  11. BabyBrain

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    My sister had gas and air and threw up everywhere, said it felt like being drunk
     

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