Is spinal or epidural better for a c-section?
I've only had one child and he was a c-section. We opted for a spinal block because there was some talk about me having to stay flat on my back for an extended period of time. I have really bad tendinitis in my shoulder and I'm unable to lay on my back for very long. I was so fortunate that they let me keep my right arm up and over my chest instead of strapping it down. I've had 2 friends whose epidural either wore off or partially wore off during their c-sections. I'm sure there are risks to both, but in the end I was very happy with the spinal block. Be sure to talk to your physician about the benefits and risks of both options.