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Is it safe to have surgery when pregnant

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I think it would have to depend on the surgery. When I was pregnant with my first, I severed the nerve in my pinkie on one of those pull tab cans (stupid pineapple craving!). I went to a hand doctor and he told me that I needed to have surgery to repair the nerve.

I couldn't be put under though. My OB said, if I remember correctly, that I could be put under, but the hand specialist was not comfortable with it. So instead, I got a nerve block shot in my armpit and it numbed me from the shoulder down on the right side.

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