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Old 03-25-2012, 11:40 AM   #13
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Re: Advice for calming down during a CS?

I had a traumatic first c-section as well. My OB knew that I had a lot of anxiety so he prescribed anti-anxiety meds beforehand. (I had preterm labor and was on bedrest and calling him daily flipping out) I also told the anesthesiologist. I don't think he gave me anything beforehand with either of the next two c-sections but was prepared to do so if needed.

What really helped me was counting. I would count in my head to 10 or 20 and then would start again. I would just keep doing it as long as I needed to.
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