Naomi - posted on 07/18/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )




just wondering if anyelse is going for an elective c-section or if you have had one previously...

this will be my third c-section, first was an emergency, second was an elective brought forward due to a minor complication and this one is obviously necessary due to possible rupture of uterus from previous c-sections.

my last c-section experience was a nightmare and i am still very traumatized by it but will be having this one in a private hospital with my obgyn so feel a little better about it.

what have your experiences been like???


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Melanie - posted on 02/26/2011




I had all my children by c section, 4 total. By the last one, this past November, I was feeling like an old pro at this. All my experiences were good. I was always told that they could put you under if the stress and strain get to be too much. I understand not wanting to do that so you can experience the first few minutes of your child's birth, but consider it if your past experience was so bad. Good luck!

Kelly - posted on 02/23/2011




i had 2 emergency c-sections.
first kid got stuck. labored for 37 hours naturally. got an epidural and the doc said we should do a c-section. an hour later, there she was.
second was going to be an elective c-section due to twins. doc didn't want me to hemmorage. however, 3 weeks and a day before the scheduled date, a placenta detached. 20 minutes after we got to the hospital, twin girls arrived, healthy.

healing was fine for me. good drugs :)
seriously though, i stopped taking the oxy long before i was supposed to because i just didn't need it. both times. my stomach was a little sore for a month or two

Erin - posted on 01/04/2011




i had a vaginal birth that had to be induced and was in labor for a day and a half before she came out and i had to have a c section with my second because she was breech and the doctors tried to turn her from the outside but she did not budge and that hurt so much i had bruises and everything and i would definitly choose a vaginal birth over a c section because the recovery is much less painful i think

Tara - posted on 09/27/2010




Our c-section is set for November 22 at 9:30 am and I am oh so excited!!! I can hardly wait, and I hope these weeks continue to fly by and not slow down. :-P

Angela - posted on 09/23/2010




Have you all scheduled your c-section dates yet? We scheduled ours last week - November 17th at 8:30 a.m.! Eee! i'm not prepared at all and I know the next 8 weeks are going to fly by.

Angela - posted on 07/21/2010




I'll be having a repeat c-section with this baby. My labor was horrendous with my oldest - 22 hours and she had turned herself sideways after my water broke. Augmented with pitocin, you name it. I had been awake for 36 hours and she just wasn't coming on her own, so in they went. I'm actually fine with having a repeat section because I don't want to go through that again. Once was enough for me :)

Alison - posted on 07/18/2010




My second child was emergency c-section. I had a successful VBAC with my 3rd and trying for homebirth this time around.

I took me 5 years to get over my c-section. I was so traumatized and in a way I felt like I hadn't given birth and felt the experience was robbed from me. I personally prefer the recovery of a vaginal birth v a c-section.

Its an extremely personal thing how you choose to give birth and how you deal with your choices. I am finally able to say I gave birth to my second child and not 'my second was c-section'
I own that now and it feels great.

I hope you don't have a traumatic experience again. Read as much as you can (even with baby brain lol) and feel comfortable with your choices and your medical care.

xoxox Take care

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