Planned Csection - Awake....sooo scared!

Gillian - posted on 01/23/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )




Omg, Apparantly I have to have a C section and they want to do it whilst I am awake as apparantly it is safer??? I have a phobia when it comes to hospitals and really dont do operations, needles etc people say it will be ok and wont feel anything with the epi, but not sure how I can be awake knowing what they are doing. 15 weeks to go and starting to get rather worried! Cant wait to meet my baby :-)


Staci - posted on 01/24/2010




It's really not that bad...there is just ALOT of pressure when they are actually removing the baby - it feels hard to breathe for about a minute. But that's all that you feel. And they have a drape up so you don't see anything. Not sure why you are choosing a c-sec...hope it's nothing too serious. I am doing everything in my power to have a VBAC this time around bc the recovery from the c-sec was too long and painful the first time around...

Cherie - posted on 01/23/2010




I had a plan c-section because my son was breech. I was TERRIFIED I wanted to be knocked out as well. I wasn't and I can tell you, it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I found by finding a spot on the ceiling and just concentrating on it helped me get through the scarier parts. It was like 40 minutes my baby was out, I was closed up and waiting for the stuff to wear of so I could feel again and breastfeed my baby boy.

Why are you having a planned c-section? If you have any questions you can message me! Congrats on your baby! I'm pregnant with our second and planning a VBAC!


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Lolatipsjames - posted on 11/28/2014




its ok when i was pregnant i had one too it was fine 65 precent of woman make it out ok you WILL BE FINE

Joanne - posted on 01/25/2010




It's really nothing to be scared about, my first child was born by emergence c-section after 7 hours of forced labour (induced) and it all happened so fast, at 3pm I was told that it was going to happen and she was born at 3.15 and was feeding in the recovery room 20 minutes later. No pain at all especially compared with the labour you would have to go through otherwise. And although they tell you to expect recovery to take 4 weeks I was up and back to normal within a few days. The internal stitches just disolve by themselves and I had staples on the outside that I was really worried would hurt when removed, but barely felt a thing. Good Luck and dont worry, it's really easy. I am having a planned c-section in 16 weeks.

Stacie - posted on 01/24/2010




its scary at first as u dont know what u are in for,

i ended up having to have a c section with my second boi i didnt really want one but i had to as my baby was breech and they only found that out when i had gone in to labour.

its pretty freakie when ya put on a bed and then go in to a room and get the needles and all that.

u dont feel getting cut open u will feel some pulling and pushing.

baby is out within 5 mins so it a fast labour, they sew u up and check ya baby and wipe bubs down and then give u baby when u are ready.

u get to take a camrea in so u can take photos as well.

u will be fine u will be over been scared when u see ur baby.

im having a c section with my third and i cant wait i picked that i wanted it as we dont know if this baby will be breech or facing the wrong way like its two brothers

Melissa - posted on 01/24/2010




i am having a c-section too in about 14 weeks it dosent hurt just its hard knowing what they are doing i have had 3 c-section before this one and i am still worried but think of what we get at the end a beauitful baby good luck you will be ok as will i try not to worry as you cant change what is going to happen just enjoy being pregnant and getting things ready for bub :)

Camisha - posted on 01/24/2010




Ive got to have one too!! Ive had 2 natural and 2 c sections i hate csections!!

Karyn - posted on 01/24/2010




i have not had c section but had to have have operation when i was 16 weeks pregnant i had to have operation they too told me it was safer to have block which means i was too was awake it was frightning but in your case think of your rreward

Gillian - posted on 01/24/2010




Hi, Thanks for the comments, kinda makes me feel a bit better...but still not sure about being awake! Maybe come the day things might be different? Fingers crossed for you guys too!

ME - posted on 01/23/2010




You won't feel much of anything...just some pain. I had a c-sect. awake with my first, and will be doing the same in a couple of weeks...

Angele - posted on 01/23/2010




It sounds scary, but it is better to have a c-section awake. This way if you are feeling anxiety or actually feeling something you can communicate with the nurses and physicians and they can guide you through the whole thing. But hunny you are going to be so excited about meeting your little one that you won't even be focused on the procedure! And the epidurals are pretty darn good. I'm sure you will have your partner with you to help you as well. Things will go fine :) !!!

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