I had to have a scheduled c-section with one of my pregnancies. My doctor and I decided that a spinal block for my c-section was the best way to go. There are studies that show higher rates of maternal mortality when women use the general anesthesia option.
I was awake for the procedure. I really appreciated that the spinal block helped me manage my postoperative pain. My baby didn’t suffer any ill effects which was an even better benefit. I did have some back pain, but I’m pretty sure I would have been just as sore anyway.