Cori - posted on 06/29/2011 ( 28 moms have responded )
I have a 25 month old and I am due in September with my second child. With my son, I ended up having an emergency c-section. I had planned to go all natural but when my bp spiked, they decided to induce. I didn't progress well and the baby was showing distress. In the process of the c/s they found out that I had a type of cyst/tumor on one ovary. (It was a rare type that doesn't show up on sonos or even hurt until they get HUGE.) They were able to remove it but I lost the entire ovary. I know that the c-section was the best thing for me. If I hadn't had the c-section they wouldn't have found the tumor until it was causing me massive pain later. I was disappointed but ok with how it turned out.
This time around they want to do another c/s so that they can check the other ovary for any damage or signs of the condition. I was ok with it. I had made peace with not being about to have a VBAC or have natural birth... Until I talked to one of my friends today. She just had her baby and was talking about her birth story. I certainly don't envy her for being in labor for 3 DAYS, but I envy that sense of accomplishment for being able to follow her birth plan.
Sorry it is such a long story, but does anyone else have a similar story? Anyone else disappointed with having a c-section or just how their birth turned out?