was your baby born natural or c section

Erin - posted on 11/07/2009 ( 105 moms have responded )

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just wondering how your baby was born and if it was a c section was it optional or emergency

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Iysha - posted on 11/07/2009

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My daughter was born vaginally. I almost was prepped for a c-section because there was a possibility that she was going to have some issues since she was born premature but the doctor who was on call said that I didn't need one. My daughter didn't have any major issues... she was small, 5lbs 6oz, and she had a feeding problem. She spent 17 days in the NICU to correct it.



I was hoping for a c-section at first, when I saw the birthing video in my birthing class I got kinda freaked out. I was also told that the hospital I delivered in had mirrors so you can watch your baby be born...I was not into that. I work in surgery, so I felt I would be more comfortable seeing myself be cut open then my vagina being stretched to bring a baby into this world.



Wanting a c-section is not selfish... whatever works for one mom may not work for another... having a vaginal birth may be comfortable for some women, but not all and that's ok... just like some women would like to give birth in a hospital and some to give birth at home and some women want to breast feed while others want to bottle feed. It is a preferance...that isn't selfish at all.



Most doctors won't deliver by c-section unless it is necessary anyway.

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Amber - posted on 08/14/2011

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i had a energency c-section. if i wouldn't of had my daughter the day i did me and her both would be died right now.

Lisa - posted on 08/13/2011

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emergency c-section. if i have another it will be c-section by choice, however, now i have fibroids so there is no choice, can only get a c-section.

Lauren - posted on 08/05/2011

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38 hour labour, they let me go through it all... and then ended with an emerge c section because my pelvis was too small.

Bonnie - posted on 01/23/2010

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i had my first 4 children completely natural and my twins were born by emergency csection, had i had the choice i would have had them all natural

Danielle - posted on 01/23/2010

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I had my daughter the natural way, but with an epidural. Well, technically with two epidurals, since they messed the first one up. =X
Completely painless delivery and I was fully healed & back to looking better than I did before pregnancy in about two weeks.

Kayla - posted on 01/23/2010

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I had an emergency C-section. The numbing medicine for the epideral caused my blood pressure to drop which caused my daughters heart rate to go way up. They finally said if she gets over 200 that we would have to go and get her out. Because it was an emergency I didn't get to have my then boyfriend (now husband) in the room with me and I didn't get to see my daughter till the NEXT DAY!! Not even get to see her before the took her out of the room. She ended up with a bruised face because as she was coming down it wasn't the top of her head facing out but her face! She was in the NICU for 2 weeks strengthening her lungs.

Kaleisha Leigh - posted on 01/23/2010

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i had a lot of problems during my pregnancy so i was induced at 36 weeks *17-12-09* by 3am the next morning *18-12-09* i was still 0cm dialated and my son went into fetal destress so i had to have an emergancy c section and my son was born at 6:32am 18-12-09, 7 pound 15 but had to be in ICU for 5 days and i was in ICU for 4 days but got to take him home the day i went home (:

Baylea - posted on 01/22/2010

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i had my daughter with a csection i was goin to go natural butt i wouldnt process she ended up mkane a bowl movement inside me meaning she was under stress so we went and had a csection lucky i did cause they found out ill never have a child naturaly ill only have csection

Staci - posted on 01/22/2010

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c section --optional... i went to the doctor on Thursday thinking i was gonna have a baby naturally and y the time i left had a c section planned for the next morning. i had her at 10:42 am.

Lauren - posted on 01/22/2010

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natural... but almost c-section. she came out butt-first and they had started prepping me for a c-section, but one of the doctors came in and offered to deliver the baby vaginally because he had delivered babies this way before. I agreed because I really did not want to have a c-section.

Jazmin - posted on 01/22/2010

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Natural birth..she was 11 pounds 6 ounces and no epidural..I don't even know how I did it.

Maddi - posted on 01/21/2010

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I had my baby girl natural birth, althought she was born on the opperating table coz they thought she was going to have to be c-section, the idea of a c-section broke my heart, lucky I was able to give birth naturally.

Brittany - posted on 01/21/2010

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I had mine all natural. No c-section and no pain meds and 8 1/2 hours of hard labor for a girl just turning 19 is pretty good I'd say!!! lol

Ashlie - posted on 01/21/2010

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Mine was an emergency C-section :( -- My baby was preterm she was ready and then when it was time to come she changed her mind lol.
My daughter was 10 weeks early and weighed 3 lbs on the dot. It was really scarey, I didn't even know I was in labor, the pain wasn't as people explained to me, it only felt like back pains I mean it didn't feel good but it wasn't the WORST pain I've been in, but everyone is different.

Regina - posted on 01/21/2010

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my first i had vaginally with an epidural, which i will never make the mistake of doing ever again. and my 2nd i had 100% natural

Alexa - posted on 01/21/2010

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Hayden's due date was dec. 23. I was induced Dec 17 and 39 hours later I had to have a c-sectin because he was dropped low enough, but come to find out i would've had to have a emergency c-sectin because his umbilical cord was in a really tight knot

Teri - posted on 01/20/2010

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I had to have a c-section with my daughter. After 24 hrs of active labor i was stuck @ 2cm. So, they preped me for my c-section...and 13 mins after they began, my daughter was born!!! (I was hoping for a natural birth though...it just didn't happen that way)

Jessica - posted on 01/20/2010

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Mine was natural with Noss gas to take off the edge. I was in complete controle and it's a life altering experience. wouldn't do it anyother way.

Rosemary - posted on 01/20/2010

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emergency c-section. we were spine to spine, i got to 7 cm with nothing at all, but i was put on a drip because my contractions stopped once they'd taken me in labour ward. they attempted to do an epidural but weren't successful so tried another 2 times and it still didn't work! so they tried a spinal block which didn't work again! eventually got a spinal block working when they took me into theatre!

Shelley - posted on 01/20/2010

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i had my little girl by c section as she was breech it is definatly not somthing i would choose to do it is so painful and because she was c section she had fluid on her lungs, they took her from me and i couldnt see her for 10 hours after she was born cause she was in the special care unit. it was horrific not being able to see her when i couldnt move and all the other ladys in the ward were bringing their babys in. i was in tears!!!

Miritza - posted on 01/16/2010

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i had my daughter naturally with no drugs and for me it hurt sooo much but in the end it was all worth seeing her face . but being in labor for three days was the worst thing that happened to me i wouldnt wish that on anyone my contractions were 2 minutes apart for 3 days straight and they kept me home.

Carley - posted on 01/11/2010

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i had my baby naturally in the bath it was great my contactions didnt hurts so much at all the hot water felt great on my back.

Amber - posted on 01/06/2010

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I had to have an emergency c-section. Addison was face up & wasn't moving into the birth canal & I wasn't dilating fast enough.

Alyssa - posted on 01/05/2010

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oh and mine is considered emerg, and it healed beautifully!! the doc in my town does AMAZING work!!

Alyssa - posted on 01/05/2010

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c section - was 6 days late, water broke, waited 12 hrs, induced for 11.5 hrs after, no dialation or labour whatsoever.

wasnt as bad as people make it out to be. i would do it again if it came down to it.

Stefani - posted on 01/04/2010

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i had my daughter Naturally i wouldnt want a C-section then i would of had to have a epidural and i never want one they scare me more then Birth

Maegan - posted on 01/04/2010

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I had both of my kids through c-seation. With my son(the 1st one) was an emergency because his heart rate wouldn't recover from me pushing. The doctors later said that I wouldn't have been able to push him out any way because he was too long and i was too short(he was 22 1/4 in long and im only 5ft). And then with my daughter the doctors just thought it was best to go with a c-seation. Both of them were healthy and strong.

Hayley Louise - posted on 01/04/2010

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i had my lil gurl natural with just gas and air 2hours and 37mins labour x

Tash - posted on 01/04/2010

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I was prepped for an emergancy c-section if she didn't come out within about an hour, luckily for me she did!!

Mi - posted on 01/03/2010

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It is a generalization that write that most doctors won't deliver by c-section unless it s necessary. Obs are trained surgeons. Sometimes it is necessary, but often it isn't and the rate has skyrocketed. Sometimes it is selfish and sometimes it isn't. You can do the right thing for the wrong reason. I had two babies, one in the hospital, one at home with a midwife and I did not have any pain-relieving drugs. I had a good hospital experience-my mother had worked for decades as a RN on that ward but the home birth was amazing.

Cynthia - posted on 12/18/2009

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mine was emergency c-section...i dilated 5cm and my daughters heart rate was going down they were gonna let me push her out but i since i was only 5cm she wasn't gonna fit. and my c-section was the worst i felt everything on my left side.. a week after i caught an infection and they had to reopen me on top twice, but thank God im finally healing...

Stormy - posted on 12/18/2009

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I wanted my all mine to be natural with no drugs. However, they had to induce my labor with my first and then twelve hours of labor later I had to have a c-section. I was so scared. Then 11 months later I had my second baby and they don't give you a choice, they made me ahve a c-section. I still wish I could have had them naturally. But if I had to have a c-section again I would request staples over stitches.

Casey - posted on 12/18/2009

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I wanted a vaginal birth,but I had a C-section. I don't think it was an emergency. There was just no other way to get her out because my birth canal was too narrow for her to pass through.My daughter was a healthy girl no problems no complications. Just a little ahead of her time. A smart little girl she is .

Emmi - posted on 12/09/2009

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seemed like everyone on here had their babies natural so i thought i would reply. i had my daughter through C section. It was an emergency c section. i had been in labor for 20 hours and was only 8 cm dialated. and since i have a tilted urterous they didnt think i would be able to push her out even if i ever made it all the way to 10 cm.

Kristi - posted on 12/08/2009

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Hiya

I Was 17 Days Over Due !!! I Was Induced And Had 4 Vaginal Tablets Still Nothing I Then Had My Waters broke But Baby Got Very Distressed And Her Heart Stoped So Was Rushed In For An Emergency C Section !!! Was Gutted Was Cheated Out If Given Birth To My Beautiful Daughter . Everything Is Fine Now Scare Healed Nicely Still Get A Little Bit Of pain When Its Cold But My Little Girl Is Here And Healthy Couldn't Ask For More x

Rose - posted on 12/08/2009

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I went in hoping for natural child birth but that was impossible, since I had no labor pains, my water didn't break even though they tried to make me go into labor using IV , but my son didn't want to come out and instead of going down he was going up and also he was tied up with the cord, sooo eventually I had a C section.

Amy - posted on 12/07/2009

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emergency c-section. The doctor said that my placenta stopped growing and he was running out of fluid and space. There was a chance that he could pass away if he wasn't born right away. The doctor also told me that I more than likely wont be able to have kids naturally cause my cervix is really really high and it could cause a lot of problems.

Sophie - posted on 12/06/2009

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I had to have an emergancy c-section and it's the hardest thing ever, i was in so much pain after it i struggled to pick my baby up. it's a good job i had my mum to support me.

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