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Old 09-22-2012, 05:42 PM   #5
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Re: anyone have surgery while pregnant?

I also had (non-evasive) surgery while pregnant. Numerous times.
I had to have a kidney stent placed 3 or 4 times (I lost count) while pregnant, started at 24weeks. I had heavy sedation for a couple and a spinal block for one.

The doctors explained to me that a spinal was better than general anesthesia because with general, the baby also falls asleep and there is a higher chance than normal that the baby won`t wake up.

Also, there was a nurse from the L&D ward or Mat ward attending my surgery and recovery (I recovered in the mat-ward) to keep a close eye on baby. The anesthesia didn`t cause me nausia, but the morphine that they gave me once made me violently ill

All turned out well. It was a stressful time, but everything turned out fine.

Best of luck!
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