Emergency C-Section anyone??

Gemma - posted on 03/04/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi there,



I had to have an emergency section and it really knocked me back in confidence because I really wanted a natural birth. Did anyone else have a nightmare too? x

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Samantha - posted on 03/08/2009

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ouch!!! think i'm slightly glad of the c-section now. Unfortunately i didn't get an epidural as there wasn't time , so spent 10 mins or so with no pain relief at all (Not even gas and air) in the last stages of labour before they finally got the canula in to knock me out . The pain was so bad i could have vomited !

Ashley - posted on 03/04/2009

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i went into labor and was so excited and got the epidural, my son was also face up and we had to use the forceps. my doctor told me she wanted to do a c section but i wanted to try for a little longer so she gave me a time limit. i pushed him down far enough so she could use the forceps, so she had to cut me a little and i tore the rest of the way, and on my right labia. i wish after all the healing i went through i would've had the c section but it was all worth it.

Gemma - posted on 03/04/2009

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Well, my waters 'gushed' at 2am in the morning and Harry had passed Merconium. Contractions started at 2.30 and by the time I got to the hospital at 2.50 I was 3cm so was extremely chuffed!!



So much for ONLY gas and air...then came diamorphine and finally epidural. Got to 8cm and couldn't progress, Harry had gone from 'back to front' to 'back to back' position just to be a pain. 9 months and he changed his mind at the last minute!



13 and a half hours in he was delivered by section. I was gutted. Strangely wanted to feel the agony of natural birth. Nothing went as planned and I was gutted Caused my post-natal depression but thank fully all is well now x

Kristi - posted on 03/04/2009

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Still makes me mad sometimes, I know I can't complain, I have a healthy happy baby, but it was hell to get there. So I will bitch about it, because it makes me feel better :) Those bitching sessions are getting fewer and farther between :) 



Being knocked out was the worst. I think watching or knowing our babies were born does something!! I think it helps the immediate bonding.



Lets hope for normal deliveries the next time!!!

Samantha - posted on 03/04/2009

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yes thankgod there is someone else out there that feels like me! Yes i was in labour for 24 hours before having an emergency c section. I was completly knocked out for it too so was really upset not to have a natural birth.



My daughter was face up in the womb and midwives said i would have had to have a forcepts delivery had it gone naturally so i have accepted the C-section was probably the best thing.

Kristi - posted on 03/04/2009

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ME!!!  I belong to the other communities on here that are associated with what happened (HELLP Syndrome and Preemies). I had this great plan about how the birth would go. My husband would be there, I would be 40 weeks pregnant, all the yelling, and pushing, and such. What I got was a 5 week premature baby, who came by emergency c-section at midnight. Oh, and I was knocked out cold, my husband had to watch his son be born through a window (but at least he got to watch!) ...



I know what you mean by nightmare ... when it wasn't what we wanted, it sure makes things difficult!



But, if you are planning another baby, then you have another chance. Even though my next pregnancy will be high risk, my OB/Gyn and I have talked and decided that it is totally possible for me to have a natural birth next time ... and that's what we will be planning on, and working toward over these next years :)



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