c section

Mary - posted on 12/20/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I've read the comments about c-sections because of breech position & unsuccessful external cephalic versions. I don't understand why anyone who has a c-section feels as though they have failed. I had 2 c-sections, very healthy babies and an easy recovery without any complications whatsoever. I don't feel as though I missed out on anything by not having a vaginal birth. I'm a nurse in an NICU and have taken care of babies whose mother's had the external cephalic version and I've seen the results of the complications. As a result, I would never consent to a version. Never.
The goal is for a healthy baby and preserving your own good health. All considerations need to keep those goals in mind.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/20/2012

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Well, you have already answered your own question as to why you don't understand how some women can feel that way about a c section. You are a nurse. You have seen and understand more than the average person when it comes to labor and delivery. You have a different perspective.

That is wonderful that you have no issues with having 2 c sections. That doesn't make the women who feel badly about having a c section any less of a mom, or make you any more of a mom. It is just how some people feel.

September - posted on 12/20/2012

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I had a c-section with our 4 year old son and will have another with the one I'm currently pregnant with. I don't feel like I've failed or missed out on anything at all. I had a very healthy and happy son and hope for the same this next time around.

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