Originally Posted by mm's mom
As PP's have said regional anestheisa (epidural, spinal) carries less risk than general anesthesia and would be the preferred anesthesia if time and situation would allow.
My first was an emergency c-section under general anesthesia...It was very strange and disconnected to be told you had a son but not being awake/aware for the birth.
ITA, it was very unsettling. i didn't even remember why i was there at first, seriously. it's not right. my 2nd birth was at home. while i love my dd1 (and did from the start) immensely, i feel a different kind of conection with dd2. i was love struck with my first, but with #2 there is this feeling of her being "intensely mine" that was not there for me the first time.
honestly, the thought of going under for another birth horrifies me.