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Anesthesia For Cesarean Delivery

There are generally two methods of anesthesia for cesarean delivery.  

Regional – No pain below the chest so that surgery can be performed without pain being felt

General anesthesia – You go sleep for the duration of the procedure. 

The first method is preferable as you can be awake and participate (see the baby through a clear clean drape or screen) in the delivery of the baby. 

Regional Anesthesia – Spinal, Epidural, or Combined Spinal Epidural Anesthesia