did anyone have a c section? was it emergency or chose?

Michelle - posted on 01/16/2010 ( 1843 moms have responded )

62

33

4

i had to have my 10month old delivered via c section due to failed progress at 8cm. i found it hard to cope afterwards and felt a failure for not delivering 'normally'. I just wondered how other mams have coped since having a c section?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Jory - posted on 01/02/2012

3

67

0

yes I had a emaergency csection and now Im opting to have another one for my second kid

Justina - posted on 03/26/2010

2

26

0

i have a 2 1/2 year old... i had to c secion after 12 hours of pushing.. bc my tail bone was in the way.. i absolutely felt like i failed at first and was very upset.. i also felt like it hampered my bond with my daughter the first few months. i did not cope well... at first... but now i will say it was totally worth it.. c-section or not.. she is the most amazing thing in my life!!!!! time will heal... but i know alot of moms who opt for c sections for less stress on baby, chose, etc... you are not a failure you conceived- carried-and gave birth to a miracle 10 months ago... :)

Kimrose - posted on 03/25/2010

52

0

1

Stephanie - you reminded me - the birth process definitely seems to matter more or less to different people. Personally - I see it as a sacred moment - and I did every single thing I could think of to have it go the way I'd hope: lots of research and planning, birthplan, 100% natural labor right to pushing where "Stop, that's not a head!" sent me into an emergency C where I was unconscious while my son entered the world. Many, many people met, spoke to and held my son while I was still unconscious. I am LUCKY to have a beautiful healthy child - and I am WELL aware of that - but I ALWAYS BE SAD that that moment was taken from me - mine was an incorrectly read ultrasound that affected everything - they didn't know he was breech and I have a double incision that makes future pregnancy/delivery more dangerous. My son is four years old now and I will tell you that if you are someone that it "matters" to - you do your best, but it always MATTERS. I respect that people are different - some people don't care much - but I'm just saying - respectfully - that some of us DO.

[deleted account]

my c-section was a blessing in disguise. the only reason moms feel a "failure" afterward is because our society puts FAR too much emphasis on HOW the baby (or babies) is delivered . . . and not enough emphasis on the medical safety of mother and baby. It's not an Olympic event - natural childbirth should not be regarded as a "badge of honor". Natural childbirth is very risky stuff - as is c-section. It's NO reflection on YOU as a mother. It's what YOUR BABY needed !!

you shouldn't feel a failure at all. c-sections are sometimes necessary - and please remember to be thankful it was an option for a safe delivery of your baby.

you wouldn't feel a failure for any other life-saving surgical procedure - this is no different. try not to listen to the "natural childbirth" motto so much. c-sections have their place in the world - and I'm grateful I had the option when I needed it. (mine was not by choice, either - but I was grateful when the decision was finally made).

Brandy - posted on 03/11/2010

1

6

0

I had my first by emergency c-section. I had a very long labor and 4+ hours of pushing so I was beyond exhausted by the time we got to surgery. We both came out of it fine. When I got pregnant my second I breifly thought about a VBAC, but my doc suggested a second c-section. He explained the risks of VBAC and told me if I wil his wife he would do a c-section. I willingly agreed. I had a breif time where I felt like I wanted to have the experience of a natural delivery. In hind sight I am glad things went the way they did. I had pre-eclampsia both times. I had pre-term labor for months with #2. The fact that I have two healthy children and I came out of all of it with only a scar that no one will see and I happen to be proud of had led me to the conslusion that the method of delivery is very unimportant. The outcome is all that matters. The few times I did think I may have missed something I just had to look at my babies and know they arrived the way the was best for them. Think of all the moms that have missed out on the c-section experience:) In many ways we are the lucky ones!

This conversation has been closed to further comments

1843 Comments

View replies by

Shannintipton - posted on 01/03/2012

36,025

50

548

Hi ladies, I just wanted to thank you for your input both of you but this thread is over six months old so I am going to lock it. But there are plenty of other threads that need your attentions. So have at it. :) Thanks again.

April - posted on 01/02/2012

5

8

0

I had to have an emergancy c-section with my 2 son, when the Dr could get him to turn over -he was turned the right way but was facing sunnyside up so we had to go with plan B, a C-section. Afterwards I did feel like a failer as a mother but, came to terms with it when I realized my family could have lost us both if I hadn't had delivered by C-section.

Sonya - posted on 08/24/2010

1

0

0

I had an emergency c section, I felt bad that I couldn't deliver naturally. Honestly, I didn't have the time or energy to dwell on it. I was busy trying to heal and caring for a beautiful baby girl. You have to know that there are some things beyond our control and that everyone involved was doing the very best that they could do for you and your baby at that time. Good Luck!

Samantha - posted on 05/11/2010

34

16

2

My first child was an emerg c-section she got stuck and the folowing two kids were scheduled c-sections at first i was upset that i didnt get to experience delivery the natural way but with each c-section the recovery got better and i knew what to expect I have very large birthweight children and i just figured i wasnt meant to experience that and there is nothing i can about it

Melinda - posted on 05/11/2010

1

8

0

After 2 vag births my 3rd was an emergancy c-section, she was breech. It was scary but an easy recovery, still went home the next day like I did with my second. Then we found out we were pregnant for the 4th time and had a successful VBAC since I did nto want to go through major surgery again. It was uncomplicated and a complete sucess. Don't let anyone tell you you can't try for one the next time around if its something you feel strongly about. Good luck to you!

Yesenia - posted on 05/03/2010

16

45

0

All of my 3 c-sections where emergency. I went into labor at 23 weeks, I was admitted and with God's help we where able to stop it. I was dilated 2cm the rest of the time, on bed rest and weekly visits. Again at 35 weeks I went into labor and failed to progress at 4cm. I was more upset with the notion of not telling moms what a c-sections entails after all it is mayor surgery. At birthing classes the focus was on natural birthing, thus stirring that failure feeling. I was diagnosed with postpartum depression. I just think that we educate moms to be about all the different scenarios they would be more accepting about birth, no matter the circumstances.

Maria - posted on 04/25/2010

2

20

0

You are in no way a failure! You still brought into this world a happy beautiful baby.
I too had to have an emergency c-section with my first. I was a month overdue, and she was stuck in my birthing canal for that month. The doctors almost lost her and I due to the fact that the dr I had was ignorant. But we had another dr that finally said that we needed to do a c-section, at first I did feel as though I failed but the dr that made the decision was really good and explained everything in detail, which made me feel much better about the whole situation. She was born healthy but purple, and a major cone head.
Then I was suppose to have our son natural, but again my body didn't cooperate, started natural but didn't want to dialate past 7 cm, but this time a had a better dr and she made sure we didn't have to go with an emergency so all turned out well.
So do not feel bad, sometimes things happen for a reason! And always remember that your baby is heaven sent and the lord plays in mysterious ways.
~Maria

Kristy - posted on 04/22/2010

43

32

6

I had my first child natural with NO epidural! With my second child, I had to have a emergency c-section due to the fact that I was bleeding inside my uterus. I have never felt like a failure cause of my c-section.

Jessica - posted on 04/14/2010

2

16

0

I had an emergency c/s with my 4yr old due to my cervix swelling shut after I hit 6cm. I had some serious emotional issues with my c/s. I was mad b/c I too felt like a failure especially since I had my daughter vaginally just 17mnths prior so I knew my body could do it. It took quiet awhile to accept the fact that I had a c/s and I wasn't a failure and that my bond with my 4yr old is no less than the bond I have with my 5yr old. I just had a repeat c/s 2 1/2wks ago and was much more prepared emotionally with this one. Just take it one day at a time and realize that it wasn't your fault and doesn't make you a bad mom.

Jessica - posted on 04/14/2010

2

16

0

I had an emergency c/s with my 4yr old due to my cervix swelling shut after I hit 6cm. I had some serious emotional issues with my c/s. I was mad b/c I too felt like a failure especially since I had my daughter vaginally just 17mnths prior so I knew my body could do it. It took quiet awhile to accept the fact that I had a c/s and I wasn't a failure and that my bond with my 4yr old is no less than the bond I have with my 5yr old. I just had a repeat c/s 2 1/2wks ago and was much more prepared emotionally with this one. Just take it one day at a time and realize that it wasn't your fault and doesn't make you a bad mom.

Beth - posted on 04/11/2010

2

30

0

You are in no way a failure!! My son(who is 3) was born vaginally. His head was so big that he tore through 3 layers of my rectem. I had to have reconstructive surgery. I am now 30 weeks pregnant with my daughter and I will have to have a c-section this time due to the extensive damage my son did. I almost wish I could have just had a c-section with him. There are many problems ive been experiencing since giving birth vaginally. Don't let anyone tell you that c-sections aren't a valid way of giving birth. You are still bringing life into the world. They just won't have a massive cone head!! :)

Sharna - posted on 04/09/2010

2

70

0

I had one as well I also felt the same way until i realized that the doc was restless and didn't fel like waitng on Eyhan to come out on his own

Ginny - posted on 04/08/2010

1

8

0

I'm sorry it has taken me so long to answer to this. First of all no woman is a failure for having a c-section. Thank God that we have them, women died from not being able to deliver a child vaginally in the olden days. Think of the glory you were able to experience for being able to carry a child. I have had 2 c-sections and never looked at it that way. It's not as if you said from the beginning you said I want a c-section (some women have). You tried and that is all one can do in this life. I look at it this way. We had no trouble wiping after going to the bathroom, no soaking due to stitches or itching, buring etc. ANd should you chose to have another child, you have a second chance. But do not be disappointed if the next one is also. My body would not dialate with all the meds and coaxing. Be happy you have a gift from God and you are not a failure!

[deleted account]

No, kidding my friend found out she was having a baby that was 8lbs and psyched herself out of having it. Begged and pleaded with her Dr to do a c section. Some people are babies. Dont get me wrong if it's going to cause problems because it's so big by all means. But seriously when a Dr tells you that you are perfectly capable with no worries of having it via vaginally. Do it. JMO

Danielle - posted on 04/05/2010

54

4

3

I had an emergency c section with my son then one boy choice with my daughter. My body didn't develop or respond to labour. I don't feel I failed, they're here after all! Besides I feel it was a million times easier to recover especially the second one (but I had wonderful Navy doctors taking care of me :p). And after seeing the recovery my sister went through, ugh I'll pass on going natural. But my tubes are tied and I'm done!! whoop-whoop :)

Jenna - posted on 04/05/2010

435

17

53

In my first pregnancy I was all about the natural childbirth ... until I got to be about 8 months. My baby was friggin huge and the doctor had said at my last checkup if the ultrasound showed the baby being close to 10 lbs that we should consider a csection because with only 1 week left i was only dilated 1 cm. Needless to say the u/s said my son was 9 lbs 14 oz so the doc scheduled the csection the following Monday. Honestly, the csection was a blessing. I was a lil worried but I was so much happier knowing that I did not have to go through that much pain. My son was 9lbs 1 oz and was amazingly healthy. Now since Im prego again, I had the choise to do a vbakc natural birth or to do another csection. I am going with the csection again. It was a good experience and I could actually see and understand everything that was going on in the delivery room during the surgery.

Misty - posted on 04/05/2010

42

32

1

I had an emergency c-sec with my son almost 6 years ago. The i was doing wonderfully until the fetal monitor showed a drop in the heartrate of the baby. They discovered that the cord was wrapped around his neck and he was being strangled with each contraction. I felt a little disappointed that I was unable to deliver naturally but i knew it was nothing that I did. I did feel like a failure for a little while too. I am hoping for a vbac with this baby and praying everything goes smoothly.

Misty - posted on 04/05/2010

42

32

1

I had an emergency c-sec with my son almost 6 years ago. The i was doing wonderfully until the fetal monitor showed a drop in the heartrate of the baby. They discovered that the cord was wrapped around his neck and he was being strangled with each contraction. I felt a little disappointed that I was unable to deliver naturally but i knew it was nothing that I did. I did feel like a failure for a little while too. I am hoping for a vbac with this baby and praying everything goes smoothly.

Michelle - posted on 04/05/2010

78

77

4

I had a c section for the same reason. I didn't feel like a failure but it was a different feeling then natural birth. It all happened quite quick with me and I was in and out so I didn't really think about it. In the long run, I feel it was the best option as I had so many shots of pain relief that I was too tired to push anyway lol. She is now nearly 4 and she is beautiful and we have a wonderful relationship, I personally don't think it would have made any difference if she was born naturally or not.x

Kathy Joy - posted on 04/05/2010

6

9

0

I had two c-sections both planned since I knew my girls were breach. It was very hard. Lack of sleep, nursing a baby every two hours and a bit of pain but anyway you look at it is hard in the beginning. I like to think of it as that is what makes us US and makes us stronger.

Amy - posted on 04/03/2010

1

3

0

My first son was a c-section due to being a brow presentation ( 20 hours no drugs). My second son was supposed to be a vbac but I failed to progress ( 24 hours no drugs). My third son was born in the hospital parking lot because labor was so mild that I went in too late ( 10 hours no drugs, no doctor) . I had planned on him being a VBAC as well, boy was he! Looking back I did grieve not having the "perfect birth " for any of my sons, but you go on, you fall madly in love with your kids and with time, all regrets and self blaming fades away. You are a hero! putting yourself under the knife and having major surgery so your baby could be born.

Carla - posted on 04/03/2010

3

30

0

I know how you feel. I had all 3 of my kids by C-section and felt sad that I didn't get to have a real delivery. Like I missed out on some sort of accomplishment that moms should feel. But I keep having to remind myself of all the things I have to be grateful for - the fact that I got to experience being pregnant and feeling the baby growing inside (some women don't even get that!) and that I have 3 beautiful healthy children!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delievered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delivered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delivered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delivered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delivered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delivered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delivered!!

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

26

7

0

I had a sceduled C-Section due to my daughter being in the breech position. I took it very hard at first because I wanted to experience the whole natural birth process. I do not have any hard feelings now. I had no contractions besides the braxton hicks. The C-Section was sceduled so I did not have to experience the pain of birthing, just the after pain as I am sure you remember. Do not be too hard on yourself. You should be grateful labor was a little easier and more comfortable. It is still a birthing process, the cry after they enter the world is worth it either way she/he was delivered!!

Sonja - posted on 04/02/2010

5

45

0

yes I did have an emergency c-section with my 9 year old daughter. I had no choice though it was that or we both would have died. I handled it pretty good and the best news of all is that she survived.

Casey - posted on 04/01/2010

59

23

3

I had an emergency c- section with my 1st. Then went on to have a successfull VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section). My kids are only 16.5 months apart. I had to fight for it, but it was important to me to have a vaginal birth after feeling forced to have the c-section. You are in control of your experience. Remember that.

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. ...
  8. 37

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms