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There are lots of unknowns when it comes to anesthesia – for example, why can’t we eat after midnight for surgery? Why does some anesthesia leave our throats sore and other forms don’t? Why do anesthesiologists ask so many questions pre-op? Dr. Darnobid joins us to discuss common questions about anesthesia this week. We also discuss pregnancy and pain control – what if you need emergency surgery during pregnancy? Will anesthesia harm baby?
We do a deep dive into pain control during delivery. Is one form safer than another? Will an epidural increase the chance of a c-section or make baby groggy? If you had a difficult delivery in the past, can you ask to speak to your anesthesiologist before your next delivery? All this and much more on this week’s MD for Moms.
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Dr. Jessica Darnobid is a staff anesthesiologist at Heywood Hospital in Gardner Massachusetts. Dr. Darnobid attended undergraduate and medical school at Stony Brook University (the medical school is now the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University). She majored in Pharmacology as an undergraduate, and anesthesia was a good fit to combine medical knowledge with procedural skills in the Operating Room. Dr. Darnobid completed her anesthesia residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston Massachusetts. She is the author of Deja Review Pharmacology. She is also a wife and mother of two preschoolers, an avid swimmer and Peloton fanatic.