yay for the C-section!

Sarah - posted on 06/01/2009 ( 220 moms have responded )

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i've heard some negative comments about C-sections on this site, so i thought i would say that i think the C-section is a wonderful thing!! think how many mother's and babies lives have been saved due to this procedure! think of all the dangerous births have been avoided! some will say that having a C-section is being 'too posh to push' when in fact, the number of elective C-sections hasn't risen much, it's the number of emergency C-sections that has increased! so i say YAY for the life saving procedure.....yay for the C-section!! :)

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Chanitha - posted on 06/04/2009

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I am with you on that one! I have had 4 c-sections, not that i haven't tried naturally but like you said its worth it to save two lives. Recovery gets harder but it becomes forgettable once you hold your newborn for the first time.

Zoe - posted on 06/04/2009

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i argee i had my heart set on a natural birth but went in to labour at 26 weeks. at 1st they wanted to keep the birth as natural as possible but i ended up having to have emerhgency c section after my sons heart rate began to drop at contractions and i was having an aph if it hadnt been for this c section both my son and i my not be here today x x x

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Quoting Ashley:



Quoting Jen:

Can I ask a question though? For those of you with repeat c-secs, how bad is the scarring? Do they cut you in the same place or somewhere else and how visible is your scar?





  For me personally I was cut in the same place. My scar is ugly and disgusting. And is pretty long. But I have a friend who says hers is so small you can barley see. So heres to you getting her luck!





My scar is about 4 inches long and so low no one would ever know.





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I actually chose to have a c-section. There was no emercency cause, and I was fairly healthy. I begged and begged my doctor to do it. I did not want to go through labor and it looked like it was going to be a long labor. It was not easy and no I didnt take the easy option. But I was happy with my choice and will continue to have them with each child.

Jen - posted on 06/04/2009

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I have already told my story but I will also give a positive for c-secs. It saved my son's life. Given the chance, I would still like to deliver naturally, but honeslty, the tearing, blood and soreness from a partial vaginal delivery was worse than the c-section. Mine was only painful because I had been pushing in a semi-upright position for more than 4 hours, so my ribs were bruised. The c-sec recovery was a breeze. The incision healed perfectly, they were able to take the stitches out after 2 days, and by the time my son and I were released (normal US 4 day c-sec stay, which was a miracle after him being in the NICU for most of the stay due to a hole in his lung...) I was able to walk around on my own, unassisted within 48 hours of the surgery. I won't lie that the pain from the delivery and the epi and anethesia combined made it nearly impossible for me to move for the first day but with the help of my hubby, I was able to walk to the NICU to see and feed my son by the second day. Like I said, I would love to have a sucessful VBAC, but another c-section does not bother me at all if necessary.

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Chelsie - posted on 02/16/2010

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ok so i noticed that a large majority of the replies came from mothers who have HAD a c section so i thought i would butt in haha. i had my daughter naturally and to be quite honest it was what most women consider "easy". induced, 3 hrs later i had a little girl in my arms. after 3 hours i was so exhausted its not funny, i had a breath of gas but it didnt help so yeah i felt the full bloody force so to speak lol. however most of the time all i could think was "please come out coz i couldnt handle a c section". my sister had a terrible time trying to give birth to her little boy naturally and eventually had an emergency cesar nd so did one of my close friends. i couldnt imagine being in labour then being told u have to go into surgery. and the consiquence of not really being able to hav more than 3 kids (if ur 1st was a ceasar) without risking self harm, is horrble, that choice is taken out of ur hands. so to eveyone who has had a C-section, i say u r the ones that need a medal. a womans body is designed to give birth, it is not designed for the uterus to be cut open. the 6 weeks after are rediculous, u cant do anything. personally i was off the labour table after 10 minutes with natural birth. i dont know how u dont go insane. so i think the women with the scars of child birth are the stronger ones!

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I had an emergency c -section 17 years ago because I was hemmoraging and my son and I could have both died and 7 months ago had a beautiful baby girl via c- section scheduled.I carried them both for nine months,nurtured them and gave them life does it matter how they got here?? All the power to those who can push push,thats great but we are all MOMS no matter what.Recover from an incision across your stomach region and tell me how easy it is...lol

Helen - posted on 06/08/2009

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I certainly was not "Too Posh Too Push", I was actually looking forward to it! I was 2 wks overdue, induced 3 times, had waters broken, put on drip to increase contractions but after 16 hours had still only got to 7cm so I got taken it. It was really scary, didn't realise how many people would be there. 4 mins later my daughter arrived safely. Turns out she had moved - back to back (facing backwards) and she had got stuck on my pelvis, they had to literally pull her off, she still has a little scar on the top of her head (shes 4 1/2 now) Thank fully they took me in when they did cos she was never going to come out the normal way.
2nd baby, chose to try for a normal dly, gave it my best shot, waters broke 2 wks early, thought fantastic, but after 1 1/2 days i'd had enough. (got to 8cm this time!!) They were going to leave me for another 8 hrs b4 doing anything so said sorry, i've had enough. 1 hr later I had another beautiful daughter. Turns out she had gone back to back and sidewards (OP position) so it really wasn't going to happen again.
Thankfully, both times I was treated really well, no problems and i've got two beautiful healthy girls and mum (me). xx :-)

Amber - posted on 06/07/2009

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Absoulutely!!! I had a c-section, not only did it get my baby out quickly when she appeared to be in distress I found it to be a good experience. I had a great anethesiologist and OB and speedy recovery, and a baby with a beautiful round head! I think people have forgotten that it saves lives, and also that any birth be it vaginal or cesarean has risks.

Steph - posted on 06/07/2009

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i couldnt agree more being a first time mum, my waters broke,i was having contractions for 48 hours but he was stuck! they induced me via drip for 8 hours but only ever got 2cm dilated, when i was told a c section was the best option for me and my baby boy i was petrified but was so thankful and over the moon we both were fine, to prepare yourself for a natural labour then to altor so quickly to an emergancy c section, when people stick up there noses at me i just say i tried for 48 hours, and every possible way if we went for longer i dread to think what would of happend to my boy, so unless people go through they have no right to judge us in my eyes! and its saves so many lives! xx

Becky - posted on 06/06/2009

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Quoting Ashley:

I have no problem with c-sections when they are actually needed... but the BS about "your baby is too big", is very annoying... women go through this unneeded surgery to get out their "huge baby", to find out that the baby isn't big at all and they could have birthed vaginally. Your body doesn't grow babies too big for you to birth vaginally... it just doesn't happen.



I also would like to disagree with your statement.  My first son was 10 lbs 2.4 oz at birth.  I was in labor for 30 hours and had only dilated to a tight 3.  My hips did not widen at all when I was pregnant - - there was NO WAY that he was going to come out vag.  When I became pregnant with my second son My NP couldn't even finish the question "Repeat section or V-BAC?"  I whole heartedly WANTED to have another section.   I'm not lazy - I wasn't too "posh to push" - I just wanted my children to be born safely. 

Megan - posted on 06/06/2009

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i think c sections are good..if it wasnt for them i wouldnt have my son today !! so yah,,yay for c-sections :) it takes alot to recover from them also ..

Morgan - posted on 06/06/2009

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I'm all for a c-section as long as it's not "just because". my first son was born naturally and ended up contracting group b strep(i was neg) so we don't know if he got it from someone else or if i developed it after being tested. i always feel it was me bc he was in the birth canal for over an hour and they didn't think i was "ready". the group b strep cause my son to almost love his life! he got bactiral meningius and had strokes...when he was 4 days old he was given a 20% chance to live. now he's doing great, despite several disabilities. so i'm trying to avoid going through any of that again and having a c-sec with our baby that is excpected this winter!

Becky - posted on 06/06/2009

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Quoting Mary:

While I agree that it is a wonderful thing and has helped save many lives I would still rather not have to go through it if I don't have to! lol. I don't understand why a person would CHOOSE to have a c-section in the first place! Why would you want to be laid up longer and in more pain for longer??? But yes yay for the C-section saving lives!!



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I have had 2 sections and was up and around as soon as the people who I know who have had their children vaginally.  I was given a morphine drip at the hospital, but made them stop it because it was making me woozy.  I only took my prescribed pain medication for a day and a half after I got home from the hospital.   I know that some people don't have the best experience with c-sections, but I wouldn't have done it any other way. 



Of course, nothing is ever 100% guaranteed, or 100% smooth.  But I am so glad I CHOSE a section for my 2nd baby - as they found a tumor on my ovary while they were delivering him.  Had I delivered him vaginally it wouldn't have been found until later (when my tummy went away and we saw the grapefruit sized lump in my abdomen, in which case I would have had to have major surgery anyway.



 

Stacey - posted on 06/06/2009

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i think c-sections r fine if used in the right way,many women will opt for one as they feel they dont want natural,tho i never understand why lol,whether it be they dont want things to change down below or too posh etc,but my experience of a section was not pleasant,i had a natural with my first and section with second son,im now carrying my third and no way in hell do i want another section, if they want me too,because of a valid medical reasons then i will seriously consider it but not unless its absolutly necessary so yay to sections for life saving but no to it for vanity lol x

Stacey - posted on 06/06/2009

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i think c-sections r fine if used in the right way,many women will opt for one as they feel they dont want natural,tho i never understand why lol,whether it be they dont want things to change down below or too posh etc,but my experience of a section was not pleasant,i had a natural with my first and section with second son,im now carrying my third and no way in hell do i want another section, if they want me too,because of a valid medical reasons then i will seriously consider it but not unless its absolutly necessary so yay to sections for life saving but no to it for vanity lol x

Mollie - posted on 06/06/2009

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i had a c section and it was the best thing i could think of it was quick easy and i got treated great...... i would do it again and again alot of my friends have had c sections as well my doctor who did the c section had 2 herself so i dont see whats wrong with it honestly

Kathryn - posted on 06/06/2009

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just because you had one c section doesnt mean you'd have to have any more my friend has had 5 children her 1st was born with emergancy section but the other 4 were born naturally, however you can opt for it only under medical terms now as nhs costs have risen in my area due to mums having 1 section then electing themselves for another.
my consultant was high demanding me that i was going to have a vbac (natural delievery) for my second child but due to my health and baby my waters went at 37 weeks and then ended in a elective c section that went wrong which then ended in an emergancy any way, but i did want a natural birth until my 36.5 week scan and they said she was 8lb 14oz but born at 38 weeks at 9lb 4oz, i think that would have hurt lol,

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Quoting Guggie:



Quoting Sarah:




Quoting Guggie:

America has the 2nd worst neonatal mortality rate in the developed world.

Our c-section rates are more than TWICE what the WHO recommends for safety.

If I truly believed surgery would save my child's life I would do it in a heartbeat. Doctors know this.

Mommies, you are the employER the doctor is the employEE. Be educated. Know your rights. Get your medical records ASAP before they can change them. Have a doula, strong partner or other aid to help you while in labor.

The misinformation on this thread is startling.







what misinformation?? :)









Just scrolling through the thread...I keep hearing things like how the woman was induced and then needed a c-sec b/c she was in labor for less than 24hrs, or because she pushed for  hours, or because fetal tones dropped (which they will due to contractions, especially contractions from artificial oxytocin)...






 






Let's see, how about the post where the woman had an "emergency" c-sec b/c the baby was "big" and not engaged?






 






No one should be influenced to have major abdominal surgery and put their child through the invasive routine experience post-c-sec for such reasons. And if anyone is reading this and doesn't why these reasons are not emergencies...get educated!





i tend to think that people just want their babies to come out SAFELY, now, if a doctor tells you or suggests to you that a C-section is that safest way, then you tend to believe them. Now i'm not saying that the doctor is always right when suggesting it, and i'm certainly not saying that the woman in question is uneducated. i think you can be as educated as you want, but when a woman hears that her baby may be in distress, education kind of goes out of the window, you just want your baby to be ok. now, again i'll stress, i'm not saying that some doctors aren't a bit quick to suggest one, i'm sure that's true. but i do think it's unfair to call these women uneducated. the listened to their doctors, they made the best choice they felt they could to get their babies safely into this world, and that (thank god) was the end result. 



i would hate to be the woman that fought so hard for the birth I wanted, for a natural birth, and it go horribly wrong because i was constantly doubting my doctors. 



natural birth, GREAT! don't get me wrong i'm all for it, however i don't like people making out that women who have had C-sections to be uneducated. maybe some, but don't tarnish everyone with the same brush, everyone is different, don't generalise. :)

Rhona - posted on 06/05/2009

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The C-section saved me and my daughters life! after 36 hours of labor when I was exhausted and they could not get any vitals on her they had her out in a very short time, I would not have chosen that but in the old days we would of both died.

Jody - posted on 06/05/2009

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You are exactly right on that one, it's been almost 28 years since I had toxemia with my son and had to have a c-section that saved both of our lives, I had my daughter naturally 3 years earlier, and believe me the c-section was definatly not easier!!!

Michelle - posted on 06/05/2009

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I may be one for the few that feels this way but honestly when I found out I was going to have twins the first thing that went through my mind was that I knew that I would have a c-section-and I was happy about it. I never had any desire to go through natural child birth. Though it did turn out that it was an emergency c-section as one of the twins was in distress. I recovered very well. The pain was minimal. In fact I was walking up stairs when I brought the twins home 3 days later. And 9 days after that I was shopping. So Yeah for c-section.

Michelle - posted on 06/05/2009

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I may be one for the few that feels this way but honestly when I found out I was going to have twins the first thing that went through my mind was that I knew that I would have a c-section-and I was happy about it. I never had any desire to go through natural child birth. Though it did turn out that it was an emergency c-section as one of the twins was in distress. I recovered very well. The pain was minimal. In fact I was walking up stairs when I brought the twins home 3 days later. And 9 days after that I was shopping. So Yeah for c-section.

Amy - posted on 06/05/2009

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I don't have choice, I've had back surgery and hip surgery and a vaginal delivery could render me paralyzed, but I still deserve to have children and am happy there is a procedure that will allow me to do that when my little one is ready to come out. I have a great doctor and have scheduled my delivery at what my research indicates is the best hospital in my city for a c-section. That's all I can do.

Misty - posted on 06/05/2009

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I agree that c-sections are wonderful when used in a life-saving way. So many babies saved due to this procedure. But what I would like to see is Dr.s doing everything they can to not put women in the situation to have the "life threatening emergency" Administering epidurals, pitocin and keeping a laboring mom pushing on her back can all potentially lead us down that path to c-section. So hooray for modern medicine when used appropriately but everyone should know not to take surgery lightly and that's exactly what a c-section is.

Misty - posted on 06/05/2009

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I agree that c-sections are wonderful when used in a life-saving way. So many babies saved due to this procedure. But what I would like to see is Dr.s doing everything they can to not put women in the situation to have the "life threatening emergency" Administering epidurals, pitocin and keeping a laboring mom pushing on her back can all potentially lead us down that path to c-section. So hooray for modern medicine when used appropriately but everyone should know not to take surgery lightly and that's exactly what a c-section is.

Kathryn - posted on 06/05/2009

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i have had 2 c sections...my 1st child was born 2 weeks late after 9 days of being induced by elective csection (which i thought was horrible) weighing in at 9lb 11oz then my second child was 2 weeks early and was down to be an elective c section (1 week later)but wanted to come early and after 2 spinals they cut into me to deliver her and i felt it which caused my body to go into shock so then i needed an general so ended in a emergancy, she weighed in at 9lb 4oz.

after having my second daughter i will never be having any more that put me off for life, so yes they are good in one way but in others they are not...all depends on the hospitals and doctors i think.

Kathryn - posted on 06/05/2009

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i have had 2 c sections...my 1st child was born 2 weeks late after 9 days of being induced by elective csection (which i thought was horrible) weighing in at 9lb 11oz then my second child was 2 weeks early and was down to be an elective c section (1 week later)but wanted to come early and after 2 spinals they cut into me to deliver her and i felt it which caused my body to go into shock so then i needed an general so ended in a emergancy, she weighed in at 9lb 4oz.

after having my second daughter i will never be having any more that put me off for life, so yes they are good in one way but in others they are not...all depends on the hospitals and doctors i think.

Vikki - posted on 06/05/2009

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i totally agree my little boy stopped breathing so they had 2 get him out quick, would have a c sec everytime tho, wasnt as bad as i thought and i was awake through out!!x

Melinda - posted on 06/05/2009

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I have had 6 c-sections and all went great! I would not have been able to have any of my babies without a c-section, so I to am greatful for this life saving procedure!

Kelli - posted on 06/05/2009

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I've had 2 c-sections and agree that there need not be a stigma. Some States allow women to choose a c-section vs. vaginal but mine does not. After a horrendously long labor and 3 hours of pushing my son never moved and his heartbeat was slowing so a c-section it was. I was told afterwards that I would not be a candidate for a VBAC, so my 2nd son was a scheduled c-section. I can say that a c-section is a major surgery and the recovery is harder than one might think. I am just happy to have 2 healthy boys!

Kelli - posted on 06/05/2009

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I've had 2 c-sections and agree that there need not be a stigma. Some States allow women to choose a c-section vs. vaginal but mine does not. After a horrendously long labor and 3 hours of pushing my son never moved and his heartbeat was slowing so a c-section it was. I was told afterwards that I would not be a candidate for a VBAC, so my 2nd son was a scheduled c-section. I can say that a c-section is a major surgery and the recovery is harder than one might think. I am just happy to have 2 healthy boys!

Kelli - posted on 06/05/2009

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I've had 2 c-sections and agree that there need not be a stigma. Some States allow women to choose a c-section vs. vaginal but mine does not. After a horrendously long labor and 3 hours of pushing my son never moved and his heartbeat was slowing so a c-section it was. I was told afterwards that I would not be a candidate for a VBAC, so my 2nd son was a scheduled c-section. I can say that a c-section is a major surgery and the recovery is harder than one might think. I am just happy to have 2 healthy boys!

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Quoting Kristen:

I'm pregnant w/ my 3rd baby and this one i'm have a planned c-section due to the fact that my last delivery baby was tooo big got stuck and I had 4 nurses pushing on my belly trying to get her out. she was gray when she was born and needed cpr. Hubby and I discussed this and we both agree a c-section this time, dr even recommended it this time. This was very tramatizing and don't wish this on anyone. c-sections can be a real life saver if only I knew w/my 2nd baby that she would be too big and get stuck I would of had one then. Plus this time i'm getting my tubes tied all one procedure done at once.



Whoa! The nurses were pushing on your stomach? Do you know that can cause placental abruption? How big was your baby? My daughter was 11lbs, 4oz and it took a lot of pushing to get her out. On top of her being big, she had an asynclitic head and presented with a nuchal arm and a transverse occiput face (e.g. she was born with her arm above her head and her face towards my thigh, not facedown). Did they even let you try other positions? The back position makes the birth canal/pelvic area smaller. Sometimes getting on all fours or squatting can help the baby move into position. I birthed her squatting while DH held me up by the armpits. It was very helpful.



 



That would be really scary to see my daughter the colour gray. I'm glad she survived that situation!

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I agree....I was sooooo depressed when i had to have a c-section but I beleive my baby wouldnt have made it if I didn't.

Kristen - posted on 06/05/2009

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I'm pregnant w/ my 3rd baby and this one i'm have a planned c-section due to the fact that my last delivery baby was tooo big got stuck and I had 4 nurses pushing on my belly trying to get her out. she was gray when she was born and needed cpr. Hubby and I discussed this and we both agree a c-section this time, dr even recommended it this time. This was very tramatizing and don't wish this on anyone. c-sections can be a real life saver if only I knew w/my 2nd baby that she would be too big and get stuck I would of had one then. Plus this time i'm getting my tubes tied all one procedure done at once.

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i had 2 have 2 c-sections wiv my kids cos i couldnt have them normally (my 1st was after 20hrs of labour) but i still heard the comment "2 posh 2 push" which really rankled. If i had a choice i would`ve opted 4 a natural birth but it wasn`t 2 b 4 me and ur right it is a very painful procedure 2 go thru n recover from while still havin ur baby 2 look after as well. Me and my kids wouldn`t b here now if it wasn`t 4 c-sections so yay 4 c-sections!!!

Guggie - posted on 06/05/2009

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Quoting Sarah:



Quoting Guggie:

America has the 2nd worst neonatal mortality rate in the developed world.

Our c-section rates are more than TWICE what the WHO recommends for safety.

If I truly believed surgery would save my child's life I would do it in a heartbeat. Doctors know this.

Mommies, you are the employER the doctor is the employEE. Be educated. Know your rights. Get your medical records ASAP before they can change them. Have a doula, strong partner or other aid to help you while in labor.

The misinformation on this thread is startling.





what misinformation?? :)





Just scrolling through the thread...I keep hearing things like how the woman was induced and then needed a c-sec b/c she was in labor for less than 24hrs, or because she pushed for  hours, or because fetal tones dropped (which they will due to contractions, especially contractions from artificial oxytocin)...



 



Let's see, how about the post where the woman had an "emergency" c-sec b/c the baby was "big" and not engaged?



 



No one should be influenced to have major abdominal surgery and put their child through the invasive routine experience post-c-sec for such reasons. And if anyone is reading this and doesn't why these reasons are not emergencies...get educated!

Leriz - posted on 06/05/2009

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Same here....thanks to the C-section my baby came out safe and healthy...I had infection during prenancy so it was better that she didnt nee to pass through my infection...my C section wasnt planned anyway because i was hoping it to be normal but my baby wouldnt move down even thou my contractions where getting faster

Ashley - posted on 06/05/2009

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i agree completly with you.i had one with my son and it saved both our lives!!!

Colette - posted on 06/05/2009

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I had a C-Section because my baby was too big and he wasnt even engaged, which they only figured out once they had induced me and my contractions were coming thick and fast! He was also the wrong way around and I was getting awful pains in my hips, in the end the doc decided 2 go ahead with an Emergency C-Section, I was just glad to be out of the pain as I had an epidural and wasnt working! afterwards the midwife told me if I had tred 2give birth naturally I would have died! So I am so greatfull for my cesarean!!! x

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Quoting Sarah:



Quoting Tamara:




Quoting Tiffany:





This is exacttly what i mean. You tell me i'm putting my baby at a greater risk by having repeat c-sections! We want our children close together (less than two years) And with that, it is safer to have a repeat. And, our doctors/hospital out here WILL NOT do a VBAC. I would have to travel at min. 3 hours to even attemp it. I am having repeat c-sections. Dont make us feel bad for that decision!












Have you looked at the hospital database on ICAN?  They have a comprehensive list of hospitals that will and won't do VBAC.  Also, have you looked into having a midwife?  And for the record, no doctor can force you into a repeat c-section.  You are your doctor's boss, not the other way around.








I'm not trying to make you feel bad but trying to make you aware of the very real risks taken by choosing a major abdominal surgery as your method of giving birth.  I had a c-section and its the greatest regret of my life.  If I could go back, I would never have gone in for induction and instead stayed home until my LO was good and ready to come out and not a moment before.  Instead, I am living with the fact that I will have to fight for the birth I deserve but its a fight I'm willing to take up.









how far overdue were you when you were induced??






i thought that after a certain time, they induce because it can be damaging to the baby to stay in because the plancenta can start to break down?






i went 14 days overdue with my 2nd (not fun!) so went in and they broke my waters (is that being induced or not?)  :)





Yes, if they are absolutely sure of your due date, your doc should not let you go past 14 days overdue, the placenta cannot provide for your baby adequately after that.  They usually will do a non stress test a week after you are due to see if the placenta is still functioning properly.  Then they will do another a few days later. 



 



Yes, breaking your water is inducing you.  Sometimes that will be enough to put you into labor, sometimes it won't be.  With my son that was all it took.  They broke it and 5.5 hours later he was born.  With my third child, it was not.  They had to give me pitocin after breaking my water didn't put me into a steady labor pattern. 



 



All three of my kids were late.  The first came exactly 14 days late (she was born 5 hours before I was scheduled to be induced).  My son was 1 week 3 days (induction) and my daughter was 1 week 3 days (induction) late.  My kids have to be kicked out of the womb...just too comfy I guess :)

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From what I hear many docs do those too often because they get more money for a section than they do for a natural birth. Sometimes they are absolutely necessary, but I'd use it as an absolute last resort. I delivered a 10lb 8oz baby boy with no drugs or anything. He came out just fine.

Sarah - posted on 06/05/2009

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Quoting Guggie:

America has the 2nd worst neonatal mortality rate in the developed world.

Our c-section rates are more than TWICE what the WHO recommends for safety.

If I truly believed surgery would save my child's life I would do it in a heartbeat. Doctors know this.

Mommies, you are the employER the doctor is the employEE. Be educated. Know your rights. Get your medical records ASAP before they can change them. Have a doula, strong partner or other aid to help you while in labor.

The misinformation on this thread is startling.


what misinformation?? :)

Guggie - posted on 06/04/2009

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America has the 2nd worst neonatal mortality rate in the developed world.



Our c-section rates are more than TWICE what the WHO recommends for safety.



If I truly believed surgery would save my child's life I would do it in a heartbeat. Doctors know this.



Mommies, you are the employER the doctor is the employEE. Be educated. Know your rights. Get your medical records ASAP before they can change them. Have a doula, strong partner or other aid to help you while in labor.



The misinformation on this thread is startling.

Guggie - posted on 06/04/2009

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America has the 2nd worst neonatal mortality rate in the developed world.



Our c-section rates are more than TWICE what the WHO recommends for safety.



If I truly believed surgery would save my child's life I would do it in a heartbeat. Doctors know this.



Mommies, you are the employER the doctor is the employEE. Be educated. Know your rights. Get your medical records ASAP before they can change them. Have a doula, strong partner or other aid to help you while in labor.



The misinformation on this thread is startling.

Chanitha - posted on 06/04/2009

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I am with you on that one! I have had 4 c-sections, not that i haven't tried naturally but like you said its worth it to save two lives. Recovery gets harder but it becomes forgettable once you hold your newborn for the first time.

Tressa - posted on 06/04/2009

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A C-section is definitely not taking an easy way out. In fact, I had a vaginal delivery with my first two and stopped by the mall on the way home with one of them. My third was an emergency C-section and the recovery was so much worse than the others. Lucky for me, my fourth was a v-back. Generally, mom's don't request a C-section, but if that is what it takes to deliver a baby safely then that's what needs to happen. Anyone who has had a C-section should not let others make them feel guilty...trust me because I have experienced both and a C-section is soooooo much more difficult when it comes to the recovery.

Tressa - posted on 06/04/2009

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A C-section is definitely not taking an easy way out. In fact, I had a vaginal delivery with my first two and stopped by the mall on the way home with one of them. My third was an emergency C-section and the recovery was so much worse than the others. Lucky for me, my fourth was a v-back. Generally, mom's don't request a C-section, but if that is what it takes to deliver a baby safely then that's what needs to happen. Anyone who has had a C-section should not let others make them feel guilty...trust me because I have experienced both and a C-section is soooooo much more difficult when it comes to the recovery.

Francine - posted on 06/04/2009

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i agree with this. I am petrafied of C-sections personally, if i had a choice i would always go naturally.

In the case of need vs want, medically if it were the only way for your child and you to come out unscaved, im all for it, i can bear a few weeks of pain and being petrafied for the sace of my childs wellbeing.



In my opinion the term "too posh to push" is used when people ellect to have a ceaser. Not when it is medically advised.



I've had 2 natural births and would love to go for a third, i dont want a ceaser, but if it is advised i will go for it. This would be my childs life atg steak, im not about to screw around with it.

Cassie - posted on 06/04/2009

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I had to had my oldest daughter by c-section cause she was breech the whole pregnancy & found out that her feet were stuck in the middle of my uterus & that's why I had it. My 2nd pregnancy I was pregnant with twins & found out that baby b (my son) was stuck in the uterus horn & it could of ruptered & killed both my twins & myself so I'm lucky I had 2 c-sections.

Anna - posted on 06/04/2009

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I'm personally glad for c-sections because my cardiologist said that pushing during labor might be too much stress on my heart. So without a c-section, who knows what might have happened.

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i agree. i just hate the recovery but now that my 1st was a c section all of them will. i wouldn't want to risk tearing inside. especially when i know all my babies will be chunky with big heads lol thats why i had the c section my daughter didnt want to drop and i was 9 cm

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