Can a healthy baby be born from an unconscious mother?
April 18, 2006 4:07 PM Subscribe
Must a woman be conscious during childbirth?
posted by dobbs to health & fitness (31 answers total)
According to Wikipedia, during C-sections minimal anesthesia is used. Is this due to general risks of anesthesia or is the woman being unconscious a health risk for the child?
Basically, I need a scenario during which a woman DOES become unconscious during delivery but where both her and the baby are fine afterwards. That said, the *greater* the risk that the child not be fine (but the child still being fine within the realm of possibility) is the best scenario for my purposes. (This is for a fiction piece.)
Suggestions on what process/procedures would take place to arrive at my ideal scenario?