Hi all... any comments / experience / advise on the following will be highly appreciated: I am pregnant with due date in 7 weeks. I am a Canadian living in Toronto. I have had the cyst for a few months and was referred to a surgeon by my family doctor. I met with the surgeon today and the surgeon has scheduled me for a surgery for May 1. Initially, I had planned to consult the surgeon and have surgery scheduled till after the baby has arrived. However, the surgeon mentioned the following: 1. I should get the surgery done before I deliver, otherwise I will not be allowed to take Epidurel during birth as it could interject with the cyst. 2. The healing time will be 8 weeks, but I could go to work in 3-5 days. 3. I will need to take Tylenol 3 after surgery and Tylenol 3 and the surgery will have no affect on the baby in my womb. After my appointment with the surgeon today, I started researching and came across this website. I see people going through a lot of pain and I get chills thinking what this process will do to me and my baby during pregnancy. I am really confused: 1) Trust the surgeon and get the surgery done, while risking extreme pain during pregnancy and any risks of taking medications such as tylenol 3 , or 2) Continue as is and go through birth without epidurel. Any suggestions (especially for women who considered or got surgery done during pregnancy) will be highly appreciated. I do not have much time so I have to make my decision asap. Thanks!!!