Has anyone preferred their Ceserean birth to natural?

Debbie - posted on 05/31/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I had to have an emergency Ceserean the first time around, after trying to give natural birth but baby went into stress! I did not enjoy the drugs to ease the pain and it just all seemed to go alot smoother once we went into surgery, I felt happier and more confident that all would be fine and over shortly! At the time my Doctor said that She would opt for a Ceserean the next time again, atleast 2 weeks before my due date as the complications are likely to happen again ( my placenta ruptured and pulled loose from the uterus ) causing me to go into labour at 35.5 weeks! Since then I have felt happy and at ease that next time It would all be planned ( as I am a person that likes my life to be planned )! And that it would be easier to have a booked ceserean without having to go through the labour and drugs as well! I also had quite a speedy recovery I think and by the following day was walking upright and wasn't that painful and long to recover! Now my doctor is asking what I would prefer to do...... I was happy with the thought and plan for the second one.... now I have to consider natural again.... maybe I'm just scared of it??? Help... has anyone preferred a ceserean?

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Sarah - posted on 05/31/2012

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Just because you have a vaginal delivery doesn't mean you have to have drugs. In fact, they're usually less complicated if you don't. I don't really understand this statement because C-sections give you far more drugs than any natural delivery. I think it's hard to say you prefer one over the other if you haven't had a vaginal delivery. A VD has far less healing time than a CS, something you may want to consider that you will have 2 children now, not 1 to care for, making it more difficult. A smooth recovery the first time doesn't guarantee the same the second. You may not get to plan your kids birthdate if you have a VD, but it's a wonderful surprise not knowing too. The last couple weeks are pretty exciting. You do have the option either way because of your c-section history. I would just advise not to totally throw out the idea of a vaginal delivery.

Felicity - posted on 05/31/2012

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I have had 2 c-sections. My first was because my daughter was breach and my second with my son was elective, although the hospital I chose to deliver at does not do v-bacs so I didn't have to choose.. Although, with my son I actually went into labour the day before my scheduled c-section and was in labour for about 18hours with little progress. With both my c-sections I was very happy - very minimal pain and able to get up the next day and care for my baby who arrived safe and sound..

I think it is definitely personal choice as long as you and your baby are safe and healthy. If I was to have another baby I would prefer to have another c-section but I fully support those who would have a natural birth -whichever option as long as the baby and mother are safe!

Tina - posted on 05/31/2012

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It's up to you and what you feel is safest for you and your baby if you're worried about how things will go by all means book a c section. I personally because I had complication with my first the doctor and I left it until a few weeks before I was due to make a final decision and it was in the interest of my baby and I for me to have a c section. It depends on what risks are involved. I can't say I preffered a c section I would have liked to have a natural but it was too risky for me.

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