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Today, let’s talk about anesthesia needles for caesarean section. Perhaps you don’t know, it is so “unexpected” existence.

Before the caesarean section, the anesthesiologist will use a long large needle to inject anesthetic.

Because many mothers were worried about the pain of the next caesarean section, and they needed to lie on their back to the doctor and bend down in the shape of “cooked prawns”. So many mothers who had experienced it did not know what kind of anesthesia needle was.

The picture has the truth. It looks like this

Are you scared?! The conventional anesthesia needle also has 10 cm, the longest in China is 11 cm. If the fat of pregnant mother is very thick, it needs a long needle. Compared with the needle that usually gets sick, it’s really long and thick. I love my mother ten thousand times here!

Word God! Why is the needle so long?

This is because caesarean section requires spinal anesthesia. Needles need to pass through the thick subcutaneous fat between the spine and the spine, and then forward a little bit through the epidural space to the subarachnoid space, where the anesthetic is placed.

Only here, can temporarily block part of the spinal nerve conduction function, so that the brain does not know that we are in the laparotomy, in pain.

The fat layer and spine are very thick, especially in late pregnancy mothers, meat is usually thicker than ordinary people, so only the needle is long enough to penetrate the thick meat, to place the anesthetic.

And, different from other surgical anesthesia, cesarean section is particularly demanding on anesthesia.

Because the stomach of the fetus is not breathing, the need for oxygen is all rely on the mother’s own inhalation of oxygen, through the placenta can be used by the baby. At this time, any improper anesthesia or excessive anesthetic drugs may affect this process, endangering the health of the fetus.

So you will hear a lot of mothers say: anesthesia can be used for half an hour, coupled with contractions, fear It was as if a century had passed.

The anesthesia time of cesarean section operation is about 10-20 minutes. The operation starts after anesthesia is successful, and the whole operation process takes about 20-40 minutes.

After anesthesia, the effect of spinal anesthesia is very fast. After more than ten seconds, you will feel some fever and numbness in your buttocks or legs. This effect usually lasts until the end of the operation.

Anesthesiologists often put another tube in the epidural space, in order to prevent the temporary extension of surgery. If the duration of spinal anesthesia is exceeded, epidural anesthesia can be used to continue hemianesthesia.

The combination of spinal anesthesia and epidural anesthesia is the legendary combined spinal epidural anesthesia.

After the injection, you need to return to lying on your back, and the anesthesiologist will tap your legs and feet to test the anesthetic effect. If anesthesia has worked, you can enter the stage of surgery.

Does it hurt to have such a long needle?

To be honest, it varies from person to person.

Some mothers said that they didn’t feel any pain, which was similar to the ordinary injection; some mothers said that the pain was similar to the contractions. It depends on whether you belong to someone who is particularly sensitive to pain.

What about pain? Bear it!

For safety reasons. Doctors don’t call you too much. Too much anesthetics can inhibit uterine contractions, bring difficulties to cesarean section, but also not conducive to postpartum rehabilitation, so the principle of anesthesiologists is: rather less than more. During the injection, the doctor will chat with you to distract you and relieve the pain.

What should I pay attention to when I inject?

We must cooperate well

Listen to the doctor’s request, put the posture: lie on your side, bend your legs, head and chin as close to your chest as possible, and hold your knees with both hands, just like a “cooked prawn”. In this way, your entire spine will be exposed, and the spaces between the vertebral bodies of the spine are open. Only by finding these spaces can we determine the puncture point for anesthesia.

At the moment, the big stomach is in the way. It’s impossible to be very standard, but try to meet the doctor’s requirements. The better your posture is and the more open the spinal space is, the easier the puncture positioning is and the higher the success rate is.

Don’t move

Remember, do not move after posture, do not dodge when pricking, or it will be troublesome if the needle is biased, especially when the needle is deep and close to the spine. At this time, shaking will be very dangerous.

1. Will you have backache after anesthesia?

Some institutions have specially studied this problem and found that there is no relationship between spinal anesthesia and long-term lower back pain. May be temporary nerve injury, general symptoms are mild, even if no drug can also disappear in 3-6 months.

2. Will “one pregnancy and three years” anesthesia cause memory loss?

Foreign institutions have specially studied “pregnant fool”, and found that this is not true. Postpartum memory is poor, not alert, more is the lack of sleep, lack of rest caused. Tired.

General maternal anesthesia will have a short period of memory loss and unconsciousness, anesthesia will recover soon after recovery, the drug components retained in the body will also decompose and excrete within a certain period of time.

As for the sequelae, after the production is completed, the doctor will also observe the place where the anesthetic is used for several consecutive days. If there is any abnormality or worry, you can ask and communicate with the doctor.

Of course, Le Ma said that the detailed purpose is not to “intimidate” you and leave you with psychological shadow. This is the inevitable process of cesarean section, we need to face it, understand it, the more fully, the more psychological preparation, the better cooperation, the more security.


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