Re: Hormones or surgical procedure?
So I can't comment on the treating the endometriosis issue but a couple of things about the operation in general. First, I personally would not recommend getting a spinal for a laparoscopic procedure, on two counts. One, the fill your belly with air, and it can be pretty uncomfortable even with a spinal -- it would need to be a very high spinal, high enough that you may feel as though you can't breathe, even if you can. Secondly, it'll probably take the surgeon longer to do the procedure, which has consequences for you as well. I personally would strongly try and talk a patient out of a spinal for a lap procedure.
Originally Posted by @llli*holly25
That's the bad news. The good news is that most medications that they give you for anesthesia these days are pretty safe and don't usually go through breast milk. In my hospital, the policy is that if you are awake enough to breast feed after an operation, then you are ready to breast feed. And many times anesthesia is "light" enough that you are awake enough within, say, 30 minutes of the procedure.
Just to give you additional food for thought.
DS Ethan 12/16/2008
Breast fed/pumped 11 months as a surgical resident, 80 hours a week at work
DS Abram Daniel 12/20/2012
Feel like we've gotten a strong start