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General anesthesia and pregnancy: risks to mother and baby

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Situations In which a Health Care Provider might decide to administer general anesthesia:

-Emergency cesarean when rapid loss of sensation is required

-In rare cases where an epidural or spinal block cannot be placed

-When the woman cannot tolerate a regional anesthetic

-When the benefits of general anesthesia clearly outweigh the risks

Further drugs to relax your abdominal muscles will be given via IV and the surgeon is then able to perform the operation very quickly, delivering the baby in a few minutes, before significant amounts of anesthetic drugs have crossed the placenta.

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General anesthesia and pregnancy: risks to mother and baby
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