Cesarean VS Natural Birth. I have HPV...

Josslyn - posted on 03/23/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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Ok, so going to Doc for my monthly sonar this week and need to decide weatheror not to have natural birth or a cesarean. I have HPV which means the baby have a risk of getting respiratory pappilomitosis, but they say this is very rare. Should I have the cesarean to avoid being one of these rare cases or go ahead with natural birth.

I initially wanted to have a natural birth but the though of my child suffering with pappilomitosis is a scary one.

What do you guys think?

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Amanda - posted on 03/24/2010

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I had HPV before my first child. I had him naturally, he was 6 days overdue so he came out with shortness of breath and was put on antibiotics for being over due. Just in case he swallowed machonium, or however you spell it. sorry. I was never told that having him naturally would cause any problems. Think about the recovery time between natural and c-section. I can tell you my son did not come out with any problems he is now a healthy 4 year old. Hyper and normal no breathing problems. Now i test negative for HPV they said that having him must have stripped me of it. I just had my second child 5 months ago and she is also very healthy. You have to keep in the back of you mind that it is a possibility but is very rare that it could affect your baby and trust the doctors, they will take care of your baby. In the end if you feel more comfortable doing a c-section and you feel you will not be as stressed out then i would go for the c-section.

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Having a "natural" birth doesn't change your relationship with your child. I don't know why people think that. I am very close to my children, because I spend time with them now and play with them. I had two sections and it was for the health of my children that I did that. If there's even a small chance something could go wrong with the vaginal birth, I wouldn't do it. If you have a c-section, you get an extra day in the hospital, and you can actually sit on your butt, and you won't have to worry about sitz baths or anything like that. These days, the c-section incision is very low, close to your privates. They call it a "bikini" cut because if you were to wear a bikini, it wouldn't show. If you're worried about that bond between you and your baby, try breast feeding. I've felt it bring me and my son closer.

Josslyn - posted on 09/01/2011

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ok well, I was cleard of HPV on my 33 week hen he did a papsmear which was dangerous but needed to be done, at 34 week I got gestational diabetes and pre-pre-eclampsia so we went ahead with the c-section. Larangeal pappilomatosis is very rare, but it does occur. despite my little girl being very petite and asmathic and has a non responsive BcG immune strain but otherwise we are coping, hope everything goes well with your little one and God bless!!

Brittney - posted on 09/01/2011

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I know it has been over a year since your childs birth but I just wanted to know the update. I have hpv and I was never told that there could be any risk for my son to have laryngeal papillomatosis. I had a vaginal delivery and everything went smooth. He has a little trouble breathing at birth but they told me it was just a little fluid still in there. For the first 3 months he had a very weak cry and runny nose all the time. They eventually gave him breathing treatments and cold meds. By 6 months we couldn't even hear him cry or coo or anything :( Someone finally looked down his throat because he began to choke on his own spit, and food. He has to sleep in his carseat at all times. Someone finally took action when he began to turn blue and called for emergency surgery.They said he has a Laryngeal web because his whole throat was closed and he was eating and breathing through a pin hole. They couldn't understand how he kept his weight up. After surgery they came to tell me that is was a mass and was caused by hpv. He has surgery every 2 months now and has little speech and very hoarse. This can happen and it is so hard to deal with. He is 2 now and as he gets older it gets much harder. I just had my 2nd boy in March and we called for a C-section and so far we have a healthy-screaming little boy! Lol We never had that experience with our first. Now it doesn't stop my oldest from being a normal 2 yr old and ALL BOY!!!! ha ha Just his speech and we have a problem with him passing out and turning blue sometimes but we have found that it maybe neurological. I know everyone says go with your gut but please
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that this stuff can happen. It is also a major battle with insurance because it is considered pre-existing and the cost of surgery bi passes the limit and this is something he has to have NO MATTER WHAT!!

Brianna - posted on 03/24/2010

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if i was you i would try the natural birth and if your child does have pappolomitosis its heart rate should be affected when your in labor right? so when your in labor and the doctor see's that your babys heart rate is not normal they can do a c-section right then

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Depends on the type of HPV. I had HPV and had a vaginal delivery. They removed them after I gave birth and I dont have it anymore. I would research the type you have, have a very long talk with your dr, and go from there. Good luck!

Josslyn - posted on 03/24/2010

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I have type 52 HPV which causes abnormal cell growth, had the abnormal cells removed in Dec 2008 but due to a miscarriage in the past year and other medical conditions that needed attendance I didn't have the fund to go back for retesting and eventually after several months of being diagnosed with a abnormal hormone imbalance and a cyst for three months I went for a second opinion and found out my cyst had 10 fingers and 10 toes. I can thank God that everything is fine with baby after being heavily medicated for the imbalance! I was 15 weeks when I found out.



I still don't know weather I should have a C-section or not though. It's going to be a tough one. Like the Doc said, its all up to me.



This baby will be my first and last, due to economic reasons and finances my husband and I decided to have my tubes tied. ( and my brother has made enough grand children already lol )

Emily - posted on 03/24/2010

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There is one thing that I want to tell you about after having a c-section, you are able to have a vback, vaginal birth after cesarian section, however they strongly discourage this because of the uterus rupturing. I actually knew someone that this happened to. Had she not gone to the hospital when she did she would have bled out in 2 minutes. More and more doctors refuse to do vbacks because of the risk. Anyway I just wanted to give you a little info on the whole vback vs second c-section the Lord bless you!

Kathleen(kay) - posted on 03/24/2010

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Well I have group B strep and I went with a midwife with both kids instead of a doctor and hospital. I could either take natural remedies or be on an IV while I was in labor. I just thought that labor is uncomfortable enough I didn't want to add to it. So I didn't do the IV and my kids had no complications. And it is sooooooooo not true that you can't have a vaginal birth after a c section. So it is really just up to you and what you feel most comfortable doing. Good luck with the birth how ever you decide to do it.

Heather - posted on 03/24/2010

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I think in that case I would do the Cesarean (an I am personally TERRIFIED of the idea of a csection!) But I would not want to risk my childs health just to have a natural birth

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I've never heard of docs doing c-sections for HPV. Roughly 85% of sexually active women have HPV. There are tons of different types and they go unnoticed because they don't cause any problems (like abnormal pap smears or warts). Maybe it depends on which type you have.

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i had a natural birth and despite how bad people made it sound it wasnt that bad. c-sections today are dangerous and they say the c-section should be avoided unless absolutly necessary. there was a story about it on the news. they say fatality rates of moms is going up with c-sections due to clots and stuff.

Lindsea - posted on 03/24/2010

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I would Have a csection. I had one with my twins and I was so happy I have no regrets and I was vacumming 5 days after it with no pain whatsoever I healed so fast!

Melissa - posted on 03/23/2010

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i can understand how u feel, i was all set for a natural birth with my little boy but unfortunately it didnt end up happenin that way. in the end your babys health is the main priority i was scared to when they told me i had to have a c section but all those fears went as soon asi held my little man, he truely is the my biggest acheivement in life

Charmaine - posted on 03/23/2010

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go with your instincts ... your baby will be okay either way you chose, you are the mother you know what is right for you and your baby, never dout your instincts

Melissa - posted on 03/23/2010

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I have HPV as well, and had surgery to remove the cells from my cervix about a year before I got pregnant and after I got pregnant we found out that it came back and my doctor never told me that I shouldn't give natural birth. I think it has a lot to do with they type of HPV you have because there are many many strains and I think only 2 that can cause recurrent res. papillomatosis...but I would look that up just in case I'm wrong. I had my daughter last June and she is perfectly healthy! However, I would go for whatever you feel in your heart. Talk more with your doctor, partner, and/or family about it and see how they feel. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a csection! The only downside is that it usually has a longer recovery time.

April - posted on 03/23/2010

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I think it depends on what you'd feel will be a better choice for you. I had a c-section because my daughter wouldn't crown after 20 hours of labor and an hour of pushing. It was exhausting and i spent about a week and a half needing help up from the couch and out of bed. Just remember that once you have a c-section, you can't have a natural birth. If you really want a natural birth, try it. If that complication is rare, the chances of your baby getting it are very slim, and it probably shouldn't worry you much. I hope this helps.

Emily - posted on 03/23/2010

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Well, I think that people who say that a "natural birth" is more special don't know what they are talking about. Giving birth in any form is special and your bond with your child is just as strong. I have had 2 c-sections and my bond with my girls is just as strong as anyone who has delivered naturally. If your child is at risk and you are scared that your child could be at risk, I say go with what is going to keep your child safe. If your doctor is encouraging a c-section I would go with that. If you feel unsettled about having your baby natural do the c-section if you have the choice. It is true c-sections take a little longer to heal, depending on the person, however I think the healing is just different than vaginal delivery. I mean vaginal you have the pain in the entire lower half of your body (from what I have heard) c-section the pain is more in your abdomen not so much in the lower region. There is a scar, but if you scar well, meaning your scars don't show up that much or you don't keloid, then there is no worries. The baby fat comes off quickly as well with a c-section. I scar very well so you can't really even see my scar, and the baby weight came off really quick, with the first I lost all but 8 lbs in the first week I had gained 50 lbs. With my second I lost all of the weight within a week and I had gained about 30 lbs. The most important thing though besides advice from other moms is to pray, seek the Lords will for what you should do delivering your child and when you receive that answer be at peace with it, trust in the Lord and that He has His hand on your baby. The Lord bless your decision.

Kelly - posted on 03/23/2010

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i would got with an cesarean cause it would be safey for your baby and you. I had two cesarean it as bad as peolpe make it out to be yes you are sore but as long you get and movie around it will be that bad.you need to talk just write me kelly

Mariette - posted on 03/23/2010

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Everyone wants to have a natural birth,because it makes birth so much more special,but when it comes to saving your baby and giving him/her a happy childhood and you dont have a choice,cesarean really isnt so bad. i had a c-section,because my baby was born early,and it didnt affect me in any way,i still have a very close bond with my baby. I still have my body back,no baby fat at all. and barely a scar to show for it. I think its an easier birth than normal. but you do take longer to heal.

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