who would rather have a there babies natural birth or c-section?

Janele - posted on 02/11/2010 ( 103 moms have responded )

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I had all mine c-section and i got better faster the mother that had a natural birth...

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Bonnie - posted on 02/15/2010

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I had natural with my first son and it was fantastic! An amzing experience! Had to have a C-section second time round as my twins were both breech, it was the most awful thing I have ever done, took 3 months for the scar to heal after 4 different kinds of antibiotics! Would choose natural ANYDAY! However, if c-sect is the only option for a happy healthy bub and mum then of course that is what I would do :)

Laura - posted on 02/15/2010

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I hate all the judgement involved in child birth, you haven't apparently given birth unless you have had them naturally with no drugs. I say whatever is going to get your baby here safely is best for you, whatever that may be. If you had all of your children c-section and it worked for you than stick with it, if you want to give natural a try than go for it. ( by the way I had both of mine natural with an epidural for one but that doesn't make it any less of a beautiful experience )

Chelle - posted on 02/15/2010

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agreed on every point. i did not plan for a c section in fact til i started to experience the four days of irregular contractions i had wanted a water birth. now we know why the contractions were so irregular- he was in the wrong position. i had no trouble recovering from my c-section, I was in hospital for 5 days but that was brilliant as it gave me time to get used to being a mother with the support around me, it also gave me time to get used to being a mother- with just me and the bub. I LOVED that the first three hours of lochies life were spent with his dad. I too get really annoyed by people classing c-sections as unnatural. And ppl keep asking me if i felt cheated. I was given the opportunity to push for an hour and the midwife said that had he been in the right position he would have shot out, but he wasnt so we didnt. It was not a shock to hear i needed one, i did not care as long as he came out healthy. I did not have any drugs until i was prepped for it. My scar healed exceptionally well. I would be mindful that if i was going to have heaps more children to not re cut into the same muscle, but a couple of c-sections, i feel the body can cope with that.

Chelle - posted on 02/15/2010

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Before i had my little loch, i had not even considered c-sections and could not understand those who opted for one ahead of time. This has changed however. Loch ended up being a c section due to him facing up instead of downwards, it was not an emergency and he was not in distress but it was the healthiest option for us both. The whole experience was very positive and i think i would be inclined to favour a c section for any future pregnancies. I certainly did not feel robbed or cheated in anyway, i was just happy to finally meet my little guy :-)

Ashley - posted on 02/15/2010

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All natural, out of hospital with midwives, definitely!
If you had all of your's by c-section, you have no idea how fast you would have healed had you given birth naturally... you can't compare yourself to other women, we're all different.

Melissa - posted on 02/15/2010

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I had my twins naturally and was very thankful. I was so scared of the C section. I have never had surgery and don't like feeling confined and not in control. I still felt like i got run over by a truck for a few days afterwards though. Still wouldn't change it for the world.

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I had my 3 all natural. The first was a terrible and long labour, the second two were faster but neither were the same. I would rather not have a c-section due to the recovery time and having other children to look after and no one to help (after daddy goes back to work!) it would be a nightmare. We don't get a choice here, you only have a c-section if something goes wrong and you can't give birth naturally.

Jade - posted on 02/15/2010

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I had a c-section but only because I had to. I would've prefered to have my daughter naturally because I would've been able to recover faster and been able to enjoy her more instead of bein uncomfortable and tryin not to hit my stomache! lol.

Tabitha - posted on 02/15/2010

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"i had a c-section and i say it is a lot better and faster then natural and it gives the baby dad to hold the baby frist and it makes him feel better i dont know y but i have herd that from every guy that got to hold it frist it makes them feel like a man or somethin amd it give them some thin to brag about" by Jennifer Rucker



Yeah, my baby's dad got to hold him first and that pisses me off to no end! I do all the work, and then I can't even be the first to hold him. I don't CARE how it makes any man feel. To me their feelings are irrelevant! by TA

Tabitha - posted on 02/15/2010

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I had c-section and I wished I had natural birth it would've made it more real for me being more involved in his birth. I didn't heal that fast after my c-section and I'm still recovering from it.

Bobbie - posted on 02/15/2010

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I would have love to had one of my kids natural, however that wasn't in my birth plan. My 1st child I had a emergency c-section. Only b/c I was in Labor for a long time, he wasn't handling the contractions and he didn't want to come down the birth canal. So for my 2nd child I just went with a repeat c-section. I would do it all over again. I just wanted to have healthy kids. I didn't care how they came out.

Rebecca - posted on 02/15/2010

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I have had both my girls C-section the first an emergency and the second planned as Oregon doesnt allow v-backs, I was my little sisters coach during the natural birth of her son and had a much easier time and much faster recovery time than her or anyone else I have been around with a natural birth. I was up walking within 40 minutes, and the extra day in the hospital really actually helped with getting going very well on the breastfeeding and due to the great help from the staff and everyone else I went home feeling as rested as you can feel with a newborn. The second C-Section was a little rougher on me than the first but still very easy. Over all though i would take either method as long as everyone is healthy.

Katrina - posted on 02/15/2010

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au naturel is the only way to go!! i had both my beautiful girls all natural and drug free and it was the best thing i ever did.

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Retta - posted on 02/15/2010

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c-section for me because that's what i had with my son and I'm terrified of natural birth!!!!

Andrea - posted on 02/15/2010

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I think that the only way to know is when you have experienced both c-section and vbac. I have several friends that have had both and every one preferred the vaginal birth. I had a c-section after being stuck at 9.5 cm for 12 hours and spiking a fever, because he was posterior and would not come down any more. I'm due in March and really hoping that natural is in the cards for me and will give it my best shot, unless my doctor advises me otherwise. I absolutely hated the feeling of stitches, the recovery and pain after the c-section and I can't imagine with a 21 month old how I'll cope if I need to have a c-section with him...

Rebecca - posted on 02/15/2010

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I had c-section with my first and natural with my second and natural was way better! I felt terrific after my second was born. There was no long, painful recovery period after my natural birth unlike with the c-section!


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Kari - posted on 02/15/2010

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I had one vaginal birth and one via emergency c-section. I would go vaginal 100% over c-section. I was in so much pain after having the c-section I couldn't get out of bed and walk without being bent over 90 degrees, it was awful! When I gave birth vaginally, I did have the epidural, I felt great (even though I had zero sleep the night before)-it was surprising when I popped out of bed that my legs felt wobbly but it went away quickly. I had zero stitches so I don't know how I would have felt if that were an issue but I can't imagine it would be worse than getting your ab muscles cut in half...

Lydia - posted on 02/15/2010

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I tried for 16 hours to give normal birth to my eldest (now 3), but his head was to big so had a c- section. My second was also a c-secion due to me having lost an ovary 6 months after the birth of my eldest. I can say that neither of there methods are as bad as people make them. Your body and your baby tell you what is about to happen - your babies heart beat increases when a labour pains starts so you can start breathing it away and your tells you how to push and when. Just listen follow your instincts. I had an induction - then reverdes 6 hours normal labour - no drugs. So I will have to say both.

Kelley - posted on 02/15/2010

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I had mine c-section. however I wish it were natural. I felt like a failure because I could not have a child natural. I was very disapointed but it was all because of medican conditions. I think which ever way is best for the baby is the best way to go. I dont care how long it take me to heal as long as my baby is out and ok.

Julia - posted on 02/15/2010

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I agree that it shouldn't matter what way the baby comes out. Even if vaginal is the way it is "suppose" to come out. I am super glad that they are able to perform c-sections, as my son was breech. If he would have been delevered vaginally he would have died, and probably me too. He was huge....so I really don't think it matters which way the baby comes just as long as the baby is healthy and mom is too.

Julia - posted on 02/15/2010

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I had a c-section and loved it. I was thrilled to death to have my son....and everything went well. The recovery was awesome and it didn't take me no time at all before I was up and running around. They didn't get me out of bed the same day as the c-section but the following morning I was up and at it. I could walk around and felt just fine. I think though one of the reasons for such a great c-section, was the doctors,nurses, and the CRNA, they really knew what they were doing. Also, while I did have anesthesia, the pain afterwards was nearly non-exsistant. They were trying to get me to take the strong dose the dr. perscribed but I didn't need it. So would I do it again? Yes I would have my next c-section.

Vicki - posted on 02/15/2010

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I have had 4 babies. 1 natural and 3 c-section. I would prefer the c-section all the time as it gave me time to enjoy my babies coming into the world with no pain.

Renee - posted on 02/14/2010

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My first son was natural and his delivery was a disaster, he was very big and I tore from end to end. It took a good two months to heal. My second baby was an emergency c-section, the healing was super fast, I was up walking a few hours later and home in 48 hours. My third baby I decided I wanted a c-section, again speedy recovery and sucessful breastfeeding as my previous baby. How your baby comes out isin't important, the most important is a healthy mom and baby. People put way to much into the babies exit.

Erin - posted on 02/14/2010

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A c-section takes 2 weeks to heal, plus the risk of infection. I had vaginal birth got 4 stitches and was up and around an hour after giving birth. I'd say vag is the better way since that's the way they're supposed to come out.



And saying that letting the man hold the baby first makes him feel more manly is stupid. He got you pregnant, how much more manly does he need to feel?



I don't think it's better to have a c section. It's more expensive, since it's surgery. A bigger drain on the health care system if it's not needed. Which I'm beginning to notice that some doctors would rather schedule a c section that be called in on a Saturday to do their jobs. Pretty sad.

Jennifer - posted on 02/14/2010

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i had a c-section and i say it is a lot better and faster then natural and it gives the baby dad to hold the baby frist and it makes him feel better i dont know y but i have herd that from every guy that got to hold it frist it makes them feel like a man or somethin amd it give them some thin to brag about

Kristn - posted on 02/14/2010

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I had both my girls natural. Recuperated very fast. With the second i was back working ( i am a housekeeper) 2 days after i had her. I cant imagine having a c-section, Scares me a little. I am bit of a control freak and being put under and trusting someone else completly, frightens me.

LaShonda - posted on 02/14/2010

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I had all 4 of my kids natural. I would rather have them natural than a c-section. u heal quicker and better than u would after a c-section.

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I'd absolutely rather a c-section. My daughter was a planned C because she was breech and it was greeat. I had a wonderful experience. Not a terrible recovery either. The only problem I had was I pulled something sitting up in bed the first night home (of course turned cause the baby made a noise) so I ended up taking 1 percocet for it. Not bad at all. When I have more children and if I'm given the option I will def choose C section again.

Wendi - posted on 02/14/2010

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i had my first daughter naturally. my second was a footling breech, so they had to take her by c-section. i would MUCH rather deal with the labor and delivery naturally than have to go through the recovery of the c-section. they didn't allow me to drive for weeks, and the pain of getting in and out of bed was tremendous, not to mention the pain of merely sitting. my stomach is still numb around the incision and i am told by others that the numbness doesn't really go away. unfortunately, in my area, VBAC's are not allowed. so, i will be having another c-section this summer!

Nora - posted on 02/14/2010

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I had a C-section . I don't think i went through any pain ( i was on so much drugs) it was quick, easy and painless which was really great. however, my regrets is that i didn't get bonding time with my child, i was too drugged out and my daughter had a very difficult time nursing due to the drugs. Also, i hate it that you cant exercise untill 6 weeks after a C-section. So there are so many negatives from a C-section.

Jessica - posted on 02/14/2010

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I had four children c-section, my first one was emergency. It was painfull for a few days but I had no pain at all five days after each one of my c-sections. I have lots of scars and numbness on my belly but I'm still glad I had c-sections.

Francine - posted on 02/14/2010

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I have had one daughter, I had her naturally. It was not a fun experience at all. However, having said that. I am not sure that I would choose to have c-section instead. It took me quite a while to heal (I had a long labour, with forceps, cutting and tearing) but I still feel that it was the better option. But then, it is also the only way I know. My sister had a c-section, under a general anesthetic, and she felt that she missed out a lot by missing the actual birth. She felt she did not actually bond with them for the first few days instead of actually getting to bond immediately.

Annemaree - posted on 02/14/2010

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i had a c section then a natural then another csection all different ways n experiences but i couldnt beat the natural birth it was amazinly special n more bonding .if ur planning on having a nother bub good luck with your decision ........

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I had 2 natural births, no drugs, and would do it all over again. When I was pregant I had asked many other your question and they all said natural even with those who had C-section once. I think it comes down to choice and what you are comfortable with and what is your pain tolorance.

Angela - posted on 02/13/2010

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I had natural birth (with no drugs) with my son, and it's painful, but not that bad. And once it's over you are swolen a little for a few days, but I would rather do it that way. I wouldn't want the scar, and I have heard it takes a little longer to get over than a natural birth

Natalie - posted on 02/13/2010

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I can not tolarate pain and i had the baby natural fast recovery i had my son and walking a couple of hours after. Would always try natural first and if i would need a csection it would be because of and emergency.

Siobean - posted on 02/13/2010

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After having a c-section next time i would like a natural delivery,the aftermath of the surgery was an awful experience,bloodclots,stiches partly bursting vitamin k injections to get my blood to clot,not being able to pick my daughter up without wincing in pain.Defintley a natural delivery if i can

Niccole - posted on 02/13/2010

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I wanted an all natural birth (no drugs) so I could grasp the experience of motherhood. Unfortunately, God was like "NOPE!" and I had to have an emergency c-section, with me under sedation because the epidural wasn't working on me. So for me, personally, I'd rather have an all natural birth just so I can FEEL it.

Danielle - posted on 02/13/2010

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I had a c-section with my lil girl and my recovery was so easy. I had her on a Wed. and was at the grocery store that Sunday. If I have another, it will be a c-section.

Amber - posted on 02/12/2010

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If it was a choice i would rather natural but since I had a csection after two days of labor and 2 hours of pushing and then ended up w/an infection.. I have no choice but to go csection.

Lisa - posted on 02/12/2010

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For some people like myself could not have natural childbirth so I had to have c-sections. If I had a choice i would have had natural just because of all the surgery. I do not think that someone should just be able to choose c-section just because they do not want natural. For some it really is hard to recovery. I was one of the lucky ones who recovered real quick in a matter of days. It doesnt matter really though I mean the baby has to come out one way or another.

Melanie - posted on 02/12/2010

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absolutely 100% natural! Even my first where he was induced and I had drugs I did not do that with the other 2. I was very shaky afterward even with just that. My second and third were 100% natural, 3rd was a homebirth.

Bernie - posted on 02/12/2010

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i had one of each and i would rather have a baby natural with any meds then have another c-section. it was the most awful thing ive been through.

Jackie - posted on 02/12/2010

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My daughter was 100% natural (no pain meds or anything) and I would def. rather than than a C. As someone commented above, I was up and moving around almost immediately, I didn't have to recover from major abdominal surgery while trying to adjust to and bond with my newborn, and I have no scar from it. #2 will arrive the same way barring any unexpected emergencies.

Gemma - posted on 02/12/2010

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hi ya i had both im natural i dont think i would ever want a c-section with my last birth with my son he had shoulder distocer witch meant his shoulders got stuck was very painful my legs went some where iv never seen them befor once he was out he wasnt breathing so didnt see him for 2 hours and i got told if i have any more u will get offerd a c-section but i dont think i will go for it x

Melissa - posted on 02/12/2010

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I have only had one, but whenever we have a second, it will be a c-section. It is whatever you feel is best for yourself. I didn't choose to have the first one, but my son was not coming out and it was put him in more danger or get him out. I think there is nothing wrong having a natural birth or a c-section, but it gets annoying to me people who think a c-section is so bad or wrong. People made me feel that having a c-section was wrong and that I didn't experience child birth. To them I say, I experience it, no medicine 2 1/2 hours of pushing and my son had to come out. And I said one of the neatest things for us was that my husband was the first one to see and hold him. I got to feel my son moving around for months and now my husband gets to be the first to hold him. Sure recovery wasn't always joyful, but any surgery isn't. but I bounced back quickly.

Jenna - posted on 02/12/2010

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ive had two c-sections no problems what so ever and im having my third this monday!

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