Carrie - posted on 01/16/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
I had to have my baby by an emergency c-section. He was born wednesday October 28 and sometime between the 26th and the 28th, my water broke and I had no idea. I never had signs of labor or bleeding. My Dr appt happened to have been on the 28th and he ordered an ultrasound just to check up from the ultrasound I had done the 26th (i was in the hospital two weeks prior due to dehydration, the 26th ulrasound was done to check my fluid levels, they were at a 7cm). So on the 28th the US showed I had less than an 1/8of a cm left, so my dr admitted me to the hospital. I was told they were going to induce, but as soon as the put the heart monitors on my tummy, the babys heart rate dropped from 128 to 90, so my dr rushed me to surgery. I didnt even have time to beg him not to. I didnt want a c-section. I really didnt start having feelings of guilt and feeling like I had been robbed until about a week after being home. I started to think that I would never get to experience a natural (vaginal) birth. I know there are VBACs, but those are only to good eligible candidates, what if Im not one with my second baby? I wanted so bad to have labor and experience it and be able to say, yes, I went through that. but I can't, and it makes me sad. Does anyone else feel like this after having an emergency c-section? I'd hate to think Im alone.