Quoting BabyMamax5:" But that's what I'm afraid of! If they couldn't even do the epi without hitting bone how can they get ... [snip!] ... location (lower back) or is it higher/lower? I watched videos of c/s but they really didn't show how they did the epi/spinal."
It's in pretty much the same spot. With my last one I had a spinal/epi combo. They go all the way through and do the spinal and then when they are taking it out, they stop half way and did the epi so I could get extra medicine during my csection. It helped a lot cause I started feeling like I was going to be sick and they gave me nausea meds that helped a ton lol.
I would just ask your doctor about it. If you are really worried about it, you can be put to sleep, but I think most hospitals won't let anyone in the OR with you if you are asleep. And when I was put to sleep with my first (emergency) he was almost 3 hours old before I got to actually see him. And the recovery was a lot harder on me than the ones I was awake for.