any mums out there who had emergency c sections?

Sarah - posted on 04/16/2009 ( 116 moms have responded )

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im looking for mums who had emergency c sections and who's babies were born on 12/12/08 to swap experinces.

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Desiree - posted on 08/13/2011

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I had two emergency C-Sections (2000 & 2007), although the second was not nearly as dire as my first. With my first, my daughter became stuck and my midwife waited way too long to react. She was determined this kid was going to come out the conventional way, while nature had other ideas. By the time the on call OB was called in she was in distress and then when they were preping me for surgery they lost her vitals. In the end, everything turned out well. She is now a brilliant and tallented 10 year old with zero lasting effects from it. However, because of my midwifes neglectfulness when I got preg with my son, we almost had him at 22 weeks. My cervix was torn when I had my daughter and nothing was ever done about it. So now I have what is called an incompetent cervix. I was damned lucky my OB caught it in time, was able to place a cervical cerglague and I was able to carry my son nearly to term (36 wks 1 day). When I went into labor early, which we were expecting, I opted to have a repeat c-section because my daughter had gotten stuck previously. There for he was an emergency in the respect that I didn't have the scheduled c-section I had planned on.
My husband and I have made the decision to not try for any more kids, because of the risks. I feel I was very lucky to have two exceptionally bright and healthy children and Im perfectly content with that. :) However my sons c-section was so easy compared to my daughters! If if weren't for the other complications we have to worry about, I'd have another c-section in a heartbeat! :)

Sandy - posted on 08/13/2011

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I had an emergency c section in August 1975. My heart stopped twice and the baby's once, after 96 hours they decided to take the baby c section. He was a beautiful healthy baby boy with no blemishes as most newborns because he was carefully lifted from me, not sent down a small tunnel. He was so healthy and still is healthy, as his brother, my second c section in May 1977, also a beautiful healthy baby boy. I can tell you it was a bad experience, but I have two wonderful boys that are still gorgeous.

Sarah - posted on 04/22/2009

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hi i had a emergency c section after getting to fully dialated! My sons heartbeat dropped and then he was too far down to find it. After a failed vontoose and forceps I had a emergency c section. It was terifying, especially as i was without my partner for a while before he was allowed in the theatre. But the hospital staff was amazing, everyone appeared out of no where and did there thing, but after things were set up everything was explained fully and i felt more at eased. Although the recovery from this was horrible. Id do it all over again though, would of done anything for my son to be delivered safely

Amy - posted on 04/22/2009

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My twins were born on the 9th December so only a few days off lol. My baby girl was breech and i had developed severe pre-eclampsia. Both were the reasons for my emerg. c-section.

Stz1340 - posted on 04/22/2009

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I had one in 2000 and it was scary but it turned out just fine. Scheduled a c-section with my second one in 2003.

Roxanne - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had emergency C section, only because my son was breech. Not a terrible experience other than it wasn't how I planned/invisioned my birth experience. It went very quickly but my son was born with no problems and I healed very quickly.

Kelli - posted on 04/21/2009

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My son was born 2/1/99. He was 37 weeks, and I had been on bedrest for 3 months. I had placenta abruption, and he had velumentus insertion of the umbilical cord. He bled out and needed a transfusion. The doctors didn't know that my placenta was going to tear, and they didn't know about the umbilical cord until I went into the hospital bleeding. I was the scariest moment of my life. We had tried for four years to have a child, and we had so many scary moments thinking we were going to lose him. He was in neonatal ICU for 5 days, which was pretty depressing. I didn't get to hold him until he was 4 days old! He's now a healthy 10 year old boy, we couldn't be more lucky!

Darlene - posted on 04/21/2009

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My son was born in 2004 however, he was my first pregnancy and I almost died from a bad reaction to the epidural. They had to remove him so fast that they didn't have to prep me with iodine. Instead the my dr. had to splash alcohol on me and cut. From there I was in the hospital for 9 days with infections and a fever that wouldn't drop. Needless to say, I had one more c-section March of 2008 but also added a tubal ligation. It took longer for me to heal and even now, I still feel a little funny.

Darlene - posted on 04/21/2009

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My son was born in 2004 however, he was my first pregnancy and I almost died from a bad reaction to the epidural. They had to remove him so fast that they didn't have to prep me with iodine. Instead the my dr. had to splash alcohol on me and cut. From there I was in the hospital for 9 days with infections and a fever that wouldn't drop. Needless to say, I had one more c-section March of 2008 but also added a tubal ligation. It took longer for me to heal and even now, I still feel a little funny.

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Yes I am one of those mums who went in for a routine check up at 34 weeks and ended up on the op table about 45 minutes later!!

It was all so fast and all so scary my little guy was not getting any food and had not grown as much in the past weeks! He is 4 now and I have a 2 year old that was full term but also a c section. I think the worst thing about the emergency csection was I wasnt able to hold him or bond with him like you dream about when you are pregnant. The csection itself was a scary process but it didnt bother me that i didnt have him naturally as long as he was going to be ok that was all that mattered at the time.The special care unit at the hospital was not the best. They were wonderful with the babies but not the parents. I did end up with an enternal infection after the csection... that was not fun. have learnt that things dont always go to plan but at the end of the day the outcome could not of been better I have a healthy 4 year old even though the beginning of his journey didnt go according to plan.

Nicole - posted on 04/21/2009

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well my baby was born in 2002 but i had a emergency c-section.my placenta was tearing away from the uterun wall and they had to take him fast

Ashley - posted on 04/21/2009

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I actually had an emergency c-section on 12/13/08 one day later! I went to the hospital at 7pm and my son was born at 9:27pm. I had very bad stomach pains,vomiting, and body aches, so I thought I just had the flu, but my fiance and family made me go to the hospital to get checked out since I had complications with my daughter. Well when I got to the hospital they told me that the baby wasn't moving and that they had to deliver right away. My son was born at 23 weeks. We thank god everyday that he is with us.

Heather - posted on 04/21/2009

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had emergency c section on 10 02 07, darling daughter decided to squash umbilical cord,i didn't respond to local anesthesia so they knocked me out....

AWFUL! but my baby is 18 mo now and wonderful!

Heather - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had an emergency C-Section in 1998 and 2000. The second wasn't an emergency but the first was. My sons heart stop beating, and they had to react quickly. The whole experience was scary. After I left the hospital I had a hard time moving around because of the staples.

Amanda - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had an emergency c-section in March 2006 and it definately was the last thing that I expected. I found it very trying because I was also put under anestetic and didn't even know that I had, had my baby. I found this hard because it seemed un-real.

Kirsteen - posted on 04/21/2009

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Laurie - I know exactly what you mean. Firstly, finding out baby was breech and then the Dr coming in to tell me we'd have to have a c-section. When I asked when that would be (expecting - come back later today or tomorrow) and he replies "I'll go and get scrubbed up". It was a whirlwind after that - physically shaking - the works! All was well though.

Samantha - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had my first emergency c-section when I was 17 after 13 hours in labour. My daughter was small for dates, distressed and I would not dilate further than 5cm's. The midwife I had was very supportive. I was then taken for my emergency c-section which frightened the life out of me let alone what happened next. I was given a top up on my epidural but it wasnt working properly so they tilted the bed on an angle to make the other side of my body numb, they started my c-section and 10 minutes in the epidural totally wore off and I went stiff and blue. They had to put me under straight away for risks of heart attack. Afterwards I had great care. Although all this time later on I keep being told I should've sued but in my opinion it couldn't be helped, they delivered my baby safely and thats what matters. On my sectond though was an awfull experience because I opted out of a c-section after my last experience. I went into full labour within 20 minutes and was not allowed any pain relief. I was in a real state and I was treated badly I had nurses asking me loads of questions and because I didnt answer straight away they kept shouting at me saying to speak when I'm spoken to. They were vile, no-one helped me the whole time. They just kept having a go at me about all kinds of stuff such as breatheing ect. I got taken for my emergency csection which i had to have a spinal this time and they shouted at me all through that. I had a panic attack when they told me im having a section and they kept shouting at me to stop shaking I was having a panic attack in full labour and having large needles shoved in my spine they must have missed about 5 times which they took out on me. When I actually went for my csection I cried and was shaking the whole time even though this time I didnt feel a thing I was relieved when my son was born. I discharged myself from the hospital 2 days later (In a bad state) because I just couldnt stay there anymore. My whole memory was ruined I wanted a natural birth exactly as I wrote on my birthplan and ended up being carted around and treated like a sack of crap is the only way I can put it.

Laurie - posted on 04/21/2009

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i agree about the shock!! i couldnt believe it!! i was all set to deliver naturally again when they said k she's breech we're going for a c-section now. it's like it's happening in a fast paced dream.

Terri - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had an emergency c section in Jan 08 - not a nice experience at all! You go into hospital thinking that your going to have this perfect pregnancy just like everyone else does and then it all goes tits up! Only one good thing out of it and that was my gorgeous little boy, Niall weighing 5lb 9.5oz.

Kirsteen - posted on 04/21/2009

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Hi - I had an emerg c section in May 2008. Undiagnosed breech which was discovered when my waters broke 3 weeks before due date. It all went well although I think I was in shock as everything happened so quick - waters broke around 0100 hours, went to hosp to be checked out and my daughter was delivered at 0503 hours! Big difference from my son't birth which was an induction nearly 2 weeks late - hence the shock!! All went well though.

Laurie - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had an emergency c-section february 4, 2009. my daughter flipped herself around in less than 24 hours into a breech position. i was already dilated and having contractions for a week thank god i was in and being induced cus the pain once my water broke was unreal!!

Melinda - posted on 04/21/2009

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i have had 3 c sections and the first one was a emergency due to breech in 1991 and it wasnt a problem.. didnt have any problems with it at all other than some people considered me not to be a woman as i didnt have a child naturally but im too small to have vaginal births i come to find out...

Claire - posted on 04/21/2009

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hi i had a secton on the 15/07/2008. did not wont to have one but really neede to have it.at the end i had the best thing ever my baby girl.

Michelle - posted on 04/21/2009

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I've had 2 emergency c-sections. Both of my babies were born premature at 31 and 32 weeks. My 32 weeker was born september '07 and my 31 weeker was just born March '09. I really want a 3rd child but am scared to death after 2 preemies and both being born via emergency c-section.

Karen - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had an emergency c-section 2/13/08! It was a nightmare! y son was fine. I on the other hand almost died!!!!

Melanie - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had an emergency c-section in Nov of 2000. After being one week late and being induced. I was also having a tubal ligation due to being in late thirties and already had two other children, one that was ten years and the other was 18 years. They could not get the epideral needle in my back properly which caused my baby to turn back up in breech position. It ended up being blessing in disquise as my appendix was stretched out, embedded into my uterus, and on the verge of bursting. The doctor told me if I had done a vaginal birth I would have died in teh process. It was not anything to be scared of, it was not hard to deal with at all.

Jennifer - posted on 04/21/2009

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I did with my 2nd child! I was being induced because I was 2 weeks late and about 6 hours into labor there was trouble with my babies heart rate and I was rushed to have an emergency c section. It turned out that he had the cord around his neck. The dr was able to get him out without any damage was done to him. He is a very busy and beautiful 20 month old today!!

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Hi Sarah! I had an emergency C-section with my first child, back in 1991. I was 2 weeks overdue when my water finally broke, and i spent 18 hours in labor before I got stuck at 8 cm and my daughter's heart rate started to drop. They made the decision without any discussion or notification so that was kind of scary. But at that point I was so tired I didn't even care. She came out at 9 lbs 7 oz so it turned out that it was a good thing! I didn't really have time to be freaked out about it because it happened so fast, but I do wish my doctor would have been a little more sensitive and explained what was going on to me beforehand. My daughter is 17 now and you would never know that there was any difficulties.

Juliana - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had an emergency c-section in October 2004. Once I started my weekly visits, I was dilating 1cm every week. By the time my doc told me to go to the hospital, I was already to 5cm. After a few hours in the hospital, I was 6cm, and all was well, I had no pain relief or anything. Suddenly, the pain became very intense and luckily the nurses figured something was wrong because I was doing so well to that point. They did an ultrasound and found that my daughter was breech, and was wedging pretty far into the birth canal, on the verge of getting stuck. I was amazed at how fast they whisked me away. I'm also pretty amazed at how experienced doctors can't tell the difference between a head and a bottom, LOL. Luckily, everything turned out just fine. With my son, I knew better...I had a new doctor and insisted on a late ultrasound. Sure enough, he was breech too, and I had to have another c-section...planned this time!

Candace - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had an emergency c-section in August. Pre-eclamplsia within a week. Went in for high blood presure, and an hour and a half later I had my son. No camera, no bag, nothing. Hiusband barely had time to call our parents before it happened.

Lisa - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had an emergency c section in 1996 because my son, Liam, was breach, although it took three internals to confirm this! To be honest, they were harder than the section because I did not feel a thing with that. Lovely epidural!!!! I think it was harder for my husband when we had to sign to say don't hold the hospital responsible if anything happens to me or the baby - how can you cope with that news? Everything turned out well though and fortunately I had normal labour with my second son Luke in 1999. Would do it all again tomorrow!!!!! :)

Amy - posted on 04/21/2009

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I have had 2 emergency c sections...my first and 4th child. My first was July 1998 and my 2nd one March of 2004. The two other kids were schdule c sections. Both of my emergency c sections were fine...it was my 2nd child ( my son, which was a schdule c sections that was my worst experienced!

Belinda - posted on 04/21/2009

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i had and emergency csection in July 1999 and it was the worst experience ive ever had because my daughter was wisked away right away because she was 1lb 7ozs.

Kirstie Jayne - posted on 04/21/2009

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Well... l had emergency c-section on the 12 of march 2003 with my older son, l were in labour 4 abt 22 hours unitl l have to have emerency section because l were find it so hard to push him by natural birth, my contraction started on the 11 of march at 9pm as l went 4 an walk all day long as were gettin very uncomfortable at the time, my midwife cum out to me an say l am in early stage of labour at 11pm so l went to bed then until 4.45am on 12 of mach, l woke up an went to toilet then my contraction got so strong an couldnt cope with pain, so my midwife cum out again an say u are still in early stage of labour but after 2 hours of strong pain my blood pressure went up an up couldnt stop so l went to hospiatl then my blood pressure went down an bit then l feel so sick an kept been sick, then my water didnt break unitl the midwife break it 4 me on 12 of march at 4.30pm then my contraction got soo worse in pain, then the doctor cum in to see me an say the the baby were gettin so disstress so we have to get the baby out fast an we can, went in to threure at 6.45pm then my son born at 7.35pm that nite, but l didnt sleep that well as he were so yellowly all over his body, face etc.. when he born but glad that l had c- section thou, l lost three stone in weigth after had my son,


my second son born on the 4 of may 2004, he had to been booked c- section as the problem l had with my frist son thou... went to the hospail at 8 am in the morn then went down to the threure at 9am then he born at 9.45am... glad that l had c- section on both of them as lost weigth quick after born... which l did...

Sharron - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had emergency c-section in 1995 my son decided to come into the world shoulder first.

Kellie - posted on 04/21/2009

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Hi, I had an emergency c-section to my daughter in november 08. I had very high blood pressure to the point that i had an 80% chance that i wouldn't survive. But after all that I had a beautiful baby girl, born 7 pound 2 on 25 november, she is 5 months this saturday. I had a bad labor but it was worth it in the end, she is my first.

Greer - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had 2 pre planned C sections that had to be due to me being a diabetic had my boys in 2001 and 2003 have no complainta at all wouldn't wanna go natural labour aftaer having C sections, my recovery was very quick was walking by the second day was very lucky and thankful I had it so easy

Kim - posted on 04/20/2009

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I had a c-section in 02. It was a horrible experience, after 20 something hours of pain, an epidural that fell out, and a doctor who struck a nerve in my back sending me into a full neck and back spasm. I was left with being completely drugged up, having another spinal done, then gassed when I could still feel them clamping me. Yeah, it was wonderful! My son came out fine, me on the other hand did not. The stitches were to tight and not done right. When I left the hospital I was told I had some fluid under the incision that would need to be drained, it never happened and I was released. I went to have my staples out to find a hole had not healed. They told me I had a hemotoma (blood clot) under the skin and it would drain out of the hole. Haha...it drained alright. While taking a shower with the wound being covered I noticed alot of blood coming out from it and figured it was draining. I got out and asked the bf at the time to change my bandage for me. He almost fainted when he saw my whole incision had opened up. I was rushed to the er and was told they had never seen something like this before and didnt know what to do. (Real assuring, let me tell you) A doctor came and got out what was left of the blood clot and sent me home. It took months to heal from the inside out, and I was left with a nice scar, no feeling in my stomach, along with not knowing if I can have more children or not. The bonding with my son took months and months since I could not hold him for more than 5 minutes at a time, never mind feed him. Even though this happened to me, I will still try for another child. I will also have another c-section done, just not at the same hospital or the anywhere near those doctors.

Veronica - posted on 04/20/2009

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my fluid was low so i was induced and didnt dilate past 4 cm over like 24hrs. then i had a c section. i got sick from the medicine threw up in my hair with all the docs watching, then a student doc sewed me up 1/2 way thru and 2 days after i got home i busted my stitches and was in horrible pain taking percocet for about 2-3weeks after the whole thing was over. I had a gaping whole in my abdomen which my reg ob doc had to keep cleaning out for about a month and which kept oozing for that whole time. It was gross I had to keep gauze pads on it in the top of my panties to keep from getting all the ooze all over them and my pants. Now that I am healed the scar is soo ugly and I hate the fact that I had to have one done! I am hoping if or when I have a second baby that I can do a v-bac.

Michelle - posted on 04/20/2009

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I had to have an emergency c-section with my twins nearly 2 1/2 years ago. As my oldest daughter was born 8 years earlier, and I had a four hour labour, drug free delivery with no complications with her, and I got over it fairly quickly. So this time was a very scary and painful experience. But relieved it worked out well for all three of us. I was four weeks early, and was in labour for a total of 28 hours before they did the ermergency c-section. Because my first twin decided after hours and hours of me pushing. that she would go back up the birth canal and turn her face. Which made it dangerous for all three of us, and the girls were getting distressed. I was exhausted, drugged up to the eye balls, and cold! Those operating theatres are freezing! The epidurals and other drugs made me really sick once they had gotten the girls out. And I ended up having a mouthful and chinful of cold sores, as it was a reaction to having two lots of epidurals, as the first one didn't take. I lost just over two litres of blood, and I was close to getting a blood transfusion. I wish that they had given me one, as I was weak as a wet paper bag. The girls were a little jaudice and big for premmie twins. Twin 2 stayed in the NICU for three days. And they were allowed to go home when they were 4 days old. My hubby called me his hero straight after the c-section. Which to me with the safe arrival of the girls, made it all worth it.

Jessica - posted on 04/20/2009

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i had an emergency c-section with my son who was born dec 2005. it was scary and i wish they had done it sooner. i was induced after my due date and after 24 hours of labor and another 2 of pushing and trying to get him out they did the c-section. my pelvic bone was not wide enough to have children naturally and unfortunately you dont find that out until they cant get them out. so by the time they did the c-section they had to intibate him because he wasnt breathing but after a few hours he was just fine. now i have had my 2nd by planned c-section and this one will also be planned.

Lindsey - posted on 04/20/2009

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I had an emergency c-sec in october 2007. I had been medically induced two days earlier. the day after i ws induced my water broke by itself. I was in labor for 30hours and about 4 hours of hard pushing. my son was stuck against my pelvic bone and they decided that i needed him out right then. over all i was so tired that i didn't know/ care what was going on around me. I just wanted my son. I had nice doctor's it was probably because my stepmom worked at that hospital and knew all of them. My son came and that ws the best day of my life. He was 8lbs 7oz. and very healthy! i ended up having to stay in the hospital for a total of 7 days begining to end. it was totally worth it. my husband was such a support!

Wendy - posted on 04/20/2009

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I read those about c section. I have none of any problem I had a emergency c section of my first daughter was 8 months premature Oct 24, 2003. I went to the ultrasound because doctor wanted to know where baby's head is. They found out my baby's head is up. I know it was breech. They told me have to take c section. There were nice nurses and doctors. But they didn't get an interpreter for me. My husband told to them to get an interpreter for me. They didn't so we called our a friend who is an interpreter. She came and helped us. I was the first person who not use tied arms. They freed me to use my hands to use sign language to communicate with my husband and interpreter. The operator went well and my baby had cord around 2 times on her neck. But she was fine no blue face or neck hurt at all. After that I had no pain or sick or any problem. All nurses and my husband said I am so crazy, because I stand up and walk around right away. I feel no pain or not taking any pain pills. Good thing that I was healthy and excerise most of the time.

Kimberly - posted on 04/20/2009

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i had an emergency c-sec but it was back in 1993 - baby wouldnt come out they had to induce nite before then his heartrate dropped 3 times...they had to get him out..was over in 10 min..thank heaven he was VERY healthy

Leah - posted on 04/20/2009

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I had a emergency c section december 8th 2008, i was realli scared bt dint find it tooo painful after!!

Kendall - posted on 04/20/2009

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I had an emergency c section in October of 2007. I was 30 weeks 4 days when I developed HELLP Syndrom and it bacame apparent that it was a life or death situation. When they took my daughter they said that my liver was ready to explode. Because of the HELLP Syndrom I was put on Magnezium for 36 hours. It was almost 2 days before I was able to see my daughter and actually focus on her. She remained nameless for 2 days til I could see her to decide on her name. Because of the HELLP Syndrom I bruised like no other from the C Section. Nine months later I still had some bruising but it was alot better.

Chris - posted on 04/20/2009

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I can relate to the 4 C-sections - not to the issues you had to deal with but definitely with the 4 c-sections. I could have lost my first one because he was stuck in the birth canal but the others were scheduled. Would I go through it again? ABSOLUTELY!!!

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