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- Aug 7, 2008
I'm not a big fan of doing C-sections with an epidural, simply because the block (as expected) isn't as dense at that of a spinal. However, I've been told by my former program director (ob guy) that you have to give a smaller dose for the spinal in a patient who has had a running laboring epidural if they go for section; otherwise you may get a high spinal. Point being, what is a good dose of hyperbaric bupiv. to give to get a good T4 level if you pull the epidural out prior to giving a spinal?