You wouldn't have to go under a general unless you request it or there is a medical reason that would mean you had to (spinal not working etc). I think most hospitals and OB prefer to do it under epi or spinal so that you are awake for the baby and not in recovery. I wouldn't want a general either. I got to have skin to skin with my bub straight away, she never left my side and i could feed in recovery. You miss out on those precious first minutes of life when you are under. smile
That sounds lovely! That would so be what I would like! With my DD, it was a bit rushed! I got to see her straight away, but not put her on the breast until recovery. But I was so exhausted and drugged up, I don't remember much- which I'm a bit sad about! That's awesome that bubs can go on the breast straight away!! Did you feel quite energized and awake after your CS?