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Posted by: AJA | 2007/12/14

SPINAL BLOCK

I had a spinal block (the one that's only one injection with no tubes or anything) with my C-Section. Anethetist told me that if your blood pressure drop sharply as mine did it is a very good sign that the block is working correctly. Just as soon as baby was born and they started to stitch I started to shivver and shake uncontrolably - very heavy. Deep breaths, trying to keep my mind focused - nothing worked and the shaking only subsided after about two hours in the recovery room. What causes this - I want another baby (want to be awake for the birth) but do not want to go through this again.

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It is one of the side effects that sometimes occurs. As your blood vessels dilate, this causes you to feel cold and shiver. There isn't really a way of telling whether this will happen again or not.

Best wishes

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