After my previous c/s, the nurse in recovery told me that because of the spinal, i had to lay flat for 8 hours or i would likely get a spinal headache.
Was this your experience? I am concerned about the next one b/c it greatly interfered with getting a good start at breastfeeding. I was basically unable to really give it a good try until after those 8 hours because breasteeding flat on your back is almost impossible for a ftm. I tried rolling on my side to b/f so i was still flat but it hurt too much. We had a huge uphill battle establishing a breastfeeding relationship bc of this.
Were you allowed to put the head of the bed up part way within an hour or two of surgery?
Since googling, it seems to me that IF you get a spinal headache, THEN you have to lie flat to alleviate it. At the same time, i originally had an epidural that clotted off before my emergency c/s, and when they went to re-do it, it took several tries over what seemed like a half an hour before thay gave up and just did a spinal. Im thinking now, maybe the nurse then expected me to have a spinal headache since the anesthesiologist did such a bad job. Maybe she was trying to save me the trouble of a headache without saying the guy did a bad job.
I am just hoping i'll be able to sit up a little so the baby and i have an easier start at nursing this time.