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Any Mums had C-Sections???

Kellie - posted on 07/13/2010 ( 59 moms have responded )

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Are there any Mums out there that have had C-Sections?And why?And how long were you in hospital for before you were able to go home?And how long did it take you to recover?I have two son,both born by C-Section,with my first,he was transverse and came a week late,weighing in at 9 pounds 9 ounces and my second was oblique(or something like that)he was 1 day late and weighed in at 8 pounds 3 ounces.With my first son I was in hospital for 5 days after he was born and recovered very quickly and my second,I was in hospital for 2 days and came home,recovery was alot quicker the second time around!Looking forward to reading other Mummys stories :)

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Jane - posted on 07/13/2010

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I have 7 kids. One is from dh's first marriage, the first two boys I delivered naturally, then 4 c-sections. The C-sections were easier and quicker recovery.

1st C-section was emergency due to complete placental abruption, resulting in our son having cerebral palsy.

2nd was because the cord was wrapped around his neck.

3rd, and 4th were scheduled.

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I had an emergency c-section with my daughter....she was in distress and her heart rate kept dropping! We ended up staying in the hospital for almost a week because she was in the NICU because she was born with dangerously low blood sugar levels. They allowed me to stay in my room while she was required to be in the hospital.....they could have made me check out but they didn't so I was extremely grateful! Once I was home I think I started feeling better and more active after a couple weeks....by about 8 weeks I was back in the swing of things, cleaning etc.

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Rachel - posted on 07/20/2010

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My daughter (and first baby) was slightly transvers and frank breach. Can you imagine a baby coming out partially sideways? OUCH! Because I have/had a bicornuate uterus, she had no room to turn and the doctor's attempt at an external version also failed. I went into labor 2 weeks before my planned C-Section and had to go into C-section very quickly since she was making her way down the birth canal upside down and sideways. Very Scary. Unlike you, it was the worst experience ever. Because she was so far down the birth canal, I still had vaginal swelling from the pressure. She was so twisted inside that the drs really bruised me very badly trying to get her out. She was in so much distress that when they finally pulled her out she was covered in muconium and had inhaled a great deal of it, requireing that they suction out her little lungs a lot. Her legs were bruised very badly because they had such a hard time getting her out, and because of her position in utero, she had bilateral hip dysplasia. She was in a harness from day one because of her hips, and so I was unable to get her into a proper nursing position and she had a hard time nursing. I was so sore and extremely bruised from that rough c-section that my husband had to lower me to the couch to sit down for several weeks. Since she was unable to nurse I became so engorged that I had to go to the ER to ensure I didn't have mastits...and being so engorged made it nearly impossible to use a breast pump. Even the lactation specialist had trouble getting the milk out for me. Needless to say, all of those experiences made me realize that I NEVER wanted another c-section. With my 2nd baby, I was able to have him naturally even though he was much bigger than my doctor predicted (9 lb 13.5 oz). No c-section, but because both pregnancies left me with a rectocele, I was a tad humiliated when my doctors actually had to help me go to the bathroom. *sigh* All pride goes out the window during child-birth, doesn't it? Still, war stories are wonderful and help us to realize that our stretch marks and the little extra baggage we might be carrying is there because we worked very hard to bring a little soul into this world. It is rewarding after all.

Shelley - posted on 07/20/2010

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my little girl was breach and i had a planned c section 12 days before my due date she weighed 6lb 8oz n tiny, and i was up and walkin ok day after but they still had me stop in for 5 days and wa out wi pram 2 days after that even tho they tell ya not to and my scar was so neat i was lucky to just be stiched on the inside ant not on the outside aswell thank god it was 11 months since i had my daughter n its nearly gone its just a faint line

Diane - posted on 07/20/2010

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I am 57 now; I had 4 "C's" back then you were in hospital for at least 5 days. Since I had other children (2) at home the fist time (in 1984) I was in for the total 5 days, or I could have made it home in 3-4 days. I recovered well too. But the first time I had this horrible sence of guilt. I never knew it was normal. They didn't have support groups back then. And not too many people knew about it. I thought something was wrong with me. I didn't want my husband neer me, but yet I knew I still loved him and couldn't understant why I didn't want him near me. All normal! I spoke with another woman who had a "C" section; and she told me how she felt, and that it was all normal what I was going threw. So if u have experienced this or anything like it (what I called the Guilts) relax its okay. You are normal; I totally new that I had nothing to feel guilty about, but I still did deep inside.
as for your recovery, you are doing great! Keep up the good work. Wow, your kids were big ones; real healthy babies. The due date is just an estimation; not written in stone. Your children where not that late. My first C was leg first; I don't know what it was called. But it wasn't good; and the doctor told me I could not deliver that way naturally. I would have strangled my daughter on the way out. She was my first "C" section.

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Hello. I had three c-sections!!!! All of them were better than the last. My first was because it was an emergency c-section. I really do not remember everything i was pretty drugged up. My second one was recommended by the doctor becuase I had a c-section already. When they did the c-section I was put out. I was in the hospital for three days. For the last c-section I had the epidaral from waist down so I could be awake and hear my baby cry for the first time. It was not as bad as I thought. I was again in the hospital for three days but I was up moving around the next day compared from the 1st time where I hardly moved.

Lindie - posted on 07/20/2010

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I had an emergency csection with my first...had no pain and recovered very quickly. Second child was planned c-section. Was in SO MUCH PAIN and took 2 weeks b4 I could walk around. First baby was 3.6kg and second was 3.87kg

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Well my daughter was born march 22nd 2003 and at 1:45am my water broke i had alot of back contractions went to the hospital and they checked me she said i was 5 cen dialated then she checked me again and said i'm gonna have to do an ultrasound at this point i was scared i didn't know what was going on...so they did it and she told me my daughter was breached and she was to high up to turn her...got the epidural and they took her out i was in labor for a total of almost 4 hrs...the most painful part is when they pushed on my stomach twice i let out the most loudest scream ever wow did it hurt!!

Vixi - posted on 07/19/2010

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I was about a week over due and went in to be induced (they put the tablet in. 3 times. yuk!) and after what seemed like forever they decided enough was enough and whipped me in. Luckily I'd had the epidural so the oh was allowed in with me.

I was in hospital for about 4 days afterwards and was out walkin her in the pram 3 days after that haha!!

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Ashley - posted on 07/19/2010

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My son was breech. At 37 weeks I was to have him turned...however, my water broke at 36 weeks and labor progressed rapidly (1cm-6cm in less than five hours) so I had the c-section. My son was 6lbs, 14oz and 18.8 inches long. He was perfectly healthy.
I was in the hospital for three days as my son had a bit of fluid in his lungs (common for c-sections).
It took eight weeks for the incision to completely heal. It was mostly healed in about five weeks, but one stubborn staple just wouldn't close!
I then got pregnant when my son was nine months old. I am not a good candidate for VBAC (I guess they like you to have then two years apart) so I'll be having another c-section. It would be nice to not have to go into labor, haha!!!

Amanda - posted on 07/19/2010

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I had a c-section 11 months ago. I went into labor 4 days before my due date. After 16 hours of labor I was fully dilated. After 2 hours of pushing and the babies heart rate dropping they decided to do an emergency c-section. I was so happy at that point to see an end to the contractions that I willingly agreed. He was turned face up so that he couldn't descend. He was born a healthy 6lb 13oz and we both went home on the third day. I was up and walking about twelve hours after sugery and fully recovered about 6-8 weeks later. I am now expecting my second baby and will have a planned c-section.

Bonnie - posted on 07/19/2010

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Both my boys were delivered cesarean. The first was breech, and they didn't try turning him because they thought the cord was around his neck and with low fluid. I also had gestational diabetes with both pregnancies. My firstborn didn't have the cord around his neck,and the fluid was fine, just breech. My second son was breech and they wouldn't try turning him, just in case of rupture.
My first ceserean was hard recovery, and the baby and I were in the hospital for 4 days. My milk didn't come in either. My second delivery, was wonderful, I was up and about within the same afternoon from delivery, about 3 hours maybe. Stayed in the hospital with my baby for 4 days. Recovery easier, except for having to run after a toddler as well as heal and take care of the newborn. I also suffered from Post Pardum Depression.
They were spaced about 2 1/2 years apart. It has been almost 5 years since my second delivery, and now my husband and I are thinking about having another baby. No problems with the incision for either delivery. Wonder if it is possible to deliver VBAC, since it has been a good time since having my babies. Whatever happens I will just be happy to enjoy the new baby addition to our family. (Waiting on the results from my blood work, to see where I stand with diabetes, then planning from there.)

Bobbie - posted on 07/19/2010

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I have had 3 C-sections.
My first was an emergency. He was sidewise and wouldn't turn. His heart rate dropped and they took him out fast. Leaving me with the up and down cut so I can't have a VBAC. I was in the hospital for over a week with him but I bounced back the fastest with him. Most likely because I was young. My other two were schuduled. My second I was in the hospital for 3 days. Seemed like it took forever for me to heal though. The last one I had twins. I was in the hospital for 4 days. Took me forever to heal for I became infected, and I never got to rest much with four boys to take care of. Was awful, but they are worth it!

Cynthia - posted on 07/19/2010

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i had a c-section with both of my pregnancy's my first was an emergency c-section he was a still born at 28 weeks he was only 1lb 15 oz.....i recovered quickly i was healed in 3 weeks.....and my second was an option i could have had her natural but my hubby was overseas at the time and so we knew he would be home for her birth we had a c-section she was 6lbs and 12oz...... and i was healed from it in less than 3 weeks.....i was in the hospital for 3 to 4 days with both c-sections......

Renee - posted on 07/19/2010

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Yes I had a C-Section because my cervix wouldnt ripen and I only dilated to 7cm. I was induced and was in the hospital for 3 days (and in labor for 60 hrs) before the CS and I was in the hospital for 2 days after the CS. My son came out weighing 8 pounds 3 ounces. It took me a while to recover...I didnt feel partially like myself until my son was a bout 3 months! Im kind of scared to have another child because child birth was very scary!!!! I would have rather pushed and Im almost positive my next will be a CS also...

Shelly - posted on 07/19/2010

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Both of mine were. 1st one was breech. Tried the External cephalic version. He didn't move it all (I would never try that again!) 2nd one we just scheduled. I was at a small hospital where they weren't doing VBACs at the time. 1st recovery was long! I still had noticeable numbness at incision when he was 9 months old. 2nd recovery was much easier.

Rebecca - posted on 07/18/2010

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I had 2c-sections. the 1st was b/c she was breeche. the 2nd b/c my doctor wouldn't do a vbac. i was in the hospital 3 day 2 nights. imy scar healed in 2 weeks but i was sore for 5 weeks.

Dionne - posted on 07/18/2010

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All 3 of my sons were delivered by C-section. With my oldest, I was in labor for 12 hours. I wasn't tested for the Group B-strep (even though I requested it,) and we both spiked a fever and it was discovered then that I had Group B-strep. I ended up having an emergency section and at 7:16am, Elijah was born at 7lbs 15.5 oz. Sadly, he wasn't breathing, he was blue and while trying to revive him, both his lungs collapsed (everything that happened AFTER the section was a blur because it happened so quickly and DH saw the whole thing.) They finally got him breathing, but had chest tubes and was also intubated (sp.) My recovery took forever and he was being flown to the Children's Hospital. An hour later, I was able to see him really quick before he was transported. I didn't get to hold him or hear him cry until he was 2 days old. We were in the hospital for 6 days and it's an experience we will NEVER forget.

For Justus and Isaac, we pretty much decided that we would have scheduled sections just because we didn't want to have a repeat of our first birth, and it also turned out that even if I tried a VBAC, it wouldn't work - my uterus and their head size weren't compatible. Justus was born at 8:23am at 7lb 7oz. I was nervous as heck because all I could think of was Elijah's birth and his whole ordeal. Gladly, all went well, he was healthy and we got to hear him cry at birth. I can feel myself getting teary over all this. My hospital stay with Justus was 5 days.

Isaac's birth was similar to Justus's birth. He was born at 8:25am and weighed 7lbs 5oz. Again, hearing him cry when he was born was the sweetest sound you can ever imagine. We were in the hospital for 5 days.

For all 3, my recovery time was fairly good. It got better after each birth and they were/are such great babies. All 3 of my boys are healthy, happy, full of life and the best thing I have ever created. We are truly blessed.

Dionne :o)

Kristy - posted on 07/18/2010

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i had an emergency c-sec with my 10month old daughter since my heart rate was 150 her heart rate was 200 and my blood pressure was 160/100 and my body temp was 40* deg C. so they were scared of me have a seizure. Once she was born they found out my daughter had a very rare condition that cause her to have no platlets in her blood. so if i had of had her naturally she would of bleed to death from the pressure of contractions. i'm now 10 weeks pregnant and i am planing to have a C-Sec again just in case this baby has they same thing. my daughter has fully recovered and her body now produces platlets, its a bit of a medical mystery why she had no platlets at birth but now does.

Alyssa - posted on 07/18/2010

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I had a C-section with my son (my only child) he is now 4 months old. I was a week overdue But I went in 6 on the night that I was a week overdue, they put the gel tampon thingy up by my uterus then at 6 the next morning (12 hrs. later) I hadn't moved an inch not even a one. Then they started pit drip at 6 in the morning around 9 I still hadn't moved so my doctor broke my water. That was more painful then the contractions because I wasn't dilating at all so he had to rip opening himself to break my water. They checked me again at 3:45 and I still hadn't moved ( I had contractions since 6 in the morning) So I only had bad contractions for like 6 hrs. and 45 min. but the breaking of the water def. hurt the most. Since I hadn't moved at all he told me I could contract as long as I wanted to since the baby was fine but either way weather I like it I was going to have to have a c-section in the end. I told him as soon as he said that, that I wa

Lizelle - posted on 07/18/2010

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I had a myomectomy (removal of a myoma/fibroid) and thus had to have c-sections after that. With my first I was in hospital for 3 days and it recovery took forever and was very painful. Second time round my water broke at 37 weeks and I went for an "emergency" c-section 20:46 at night and was out of hospital a day and a half later. Recovered quickly. But now almost 15 months later I struggle a lot with excess scar tissue and endometriosis in it. And each month it's getting more and more painful. Eventually I will have to go for an operation to remove it, which will bring temporary relieve.

All in all I'm just to happy to have 2 beautiful children.

Christine Marie - posted on 07/18/2010

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I had an emergency c-section with my my son he was in distress he done a poo and her heart rate went too 200 and mine droed.i was 19 my baby was 9punds 7 oz i was in the hospittal for 7 day they said he was too big for me..they left me for 17 hours be4 they gave me my c section..i recoved quicke

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I have 2 boys also. I had sections with both. My oldest just didn't want to come out. my water broke then 24 hours later they decided to give me a section. My second was a planned section didn't want to go thru that again. I was in the hospital over Christmas for 4 days with the first. My second I think I was in the hospital for 2 but I think I left too early really ill that night.

Kerry - posted on 07/18/2010

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I had both of my babies by sections. I am one of the few people in the world tht no matter what if I am going to have a child the baby WILL be delivered by c-section, I amd my doctor learned this the hard way with my son aka 1st baby.

It was dec 23rd when it all started about 130pm I went into labor. The external monitors said I wasnt in active labor so they sent me home. 12 hrs later Dec 24 130am Back to the hospital we go, Epidural weent in wrong and everytime they would lay me flat my whole body would go numb. I was 2 wks early because I was very large, doc figured baby was already 9+ lbs. External monitors were still saying my contractions were nothing to write home about so......doc breaks my water, places an internal monitor probe and boy was I going off the charts, in 5 min went from 0-9 cm dilated and I was ready to deliver well except my son wasnt ready part of the time leading upto here he was laying breech nd part transverse or long ways. finally when doc was ready to turm him he flipped and straddled my with his feet and used my kidneys as braces. So now all is ready right....wrong, after 26 hours of labor I told doc it just wasnt going to happen. besides baby was getting in distress and so emergant c-section here we come.With all this the doc decided to put me on a drip early on as well, well what it ended up doing was cause my contractions to increase in frequency so much that I ended up in 1 large contraction with out resting between so here comes the mg shot to make the contractions slow down....ya well they completely stopped. so, back to the drip. Now wonder my son was in distress and off we went....well come to find out the cord was around his neck 3 times.....he really floated in my tummy I carried ALOT of water in utero for him to play and swim in. Baby boy ended up being 9lbs 3 oz 2.5 wks early WOW to think if he had gone to term Big BOY. Doc took a peak around my body cavity to see what was up.......The whole in the bottom of my pelvis that is the entry way of the birth canal is anatomically to small around. So......we come to baby 2

My daughter....plnned c-section from the first doc visit I went to, we did an ultra sound to confirm I was expecting and then set the "DUE DATE" So I got to pick her birthday which was cool. and glad we did she was breech but she also was wedged bum first in my pelvic cannal and had been there for a while because she wouldnt lay flat for about 2 weeks. She also had the cord around her neck 2 times but she was 7lbs 6oz and I still couldnt have had her naturally, even though her head was 2/3 the size my sons was. she was itty bitty and I still could not deliver naturally.

Because I have always wanted at least 6 kids I talked with my doc after baby 2 was delivered and she said we would go baby by baby well 2 by 2 because I beleive in having them close and in pairs. but she saw no thing that would keep me from having all 6 via c-section as long as I gave myself time to heal completely between.



I was in the hospital all 5 days with both babies to get my feet firmly under me because I would be going when I got home. The first time I really needed it because I lost blood and had a little kidney lissue after them getting kick like soccor balls by my son, and I was just so exhausted after 28 hrs, yes 28 hrs of active labor......my body was working overtime to get my son down into the birth canal to be delivered when it wasnt going to work at all.







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I got a most wonderful give both times my babies were born however my son's birth was alittle morre extra special see he was born on christmas eve night.:)

Astey - posted on 07/18/2010

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Hi i had an emergency c section with my son Declan after 25 hours of labour :( Labour got to the pushing stage and nothing happened so they rushed me in 4 a c section.
I needed 2 blood transfusions because i hemorrhaged.

i was allowed to go home after 5 days in hospital
Declan was 10 pound 8 and was 10 days late.
It took me a few weeks to feel like i could do most things again

Karla - posted on 07/17/2010

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I had one c-section with my 2 month old son. I had high blood pressure, so I ended up getting induced. But, after a little over 24 hours in the hospital, I was only 4 centimeters dilated. Because it wasn't progressing, I ended up having a c-section. I was in the hospital from Tuesday afternon, had him on Wednesday afternoon, and left Saturday afternoon. It took about 3 weeks to recover.

LoriAnn - posted on 07/17/2010

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I have a c section with my first because I had developed preeclampisa when I was 32 weeks and I was in the hospital for about a 2 weeks before having my son. At 34 weeks my preeclampisa was getting worst and they decide it was time to have my son (my son was also breech and his fluid was becoming low). I had my son on Dec 3 2007 weight 5lbs 3.7 and he was in the NICU for about 2 weeks before coming home. As for me I had to wait until the next day to see my son and after all the pain meds wore off I really wasn't in that much pain. It took me about 2 months to fully recovery from my c section.

Marcie - posted on 07/17/2010

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I had a c sec. because carter wouldn't come down low enough. and he was in distress, so they took him Cesarean.

i was in the hospital 3 nights. Carter was in the NICU for 4 days due to TTN.

It's been 3 months and i'm still recovering. im not in any pain but sometimes my incision gets sore, i think its from the heat, and me sweating.

Amanda - posted on 07/17/2010

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I had a sceduled section 2 days before my due date. My baby boy was 9.11. He was predicted to be a 10 lb baby and I only gained 20 lbs only in the stomach. I was up walking around the next day and left on the 3rd. I really couldn't take it easy when I got home so I slowly got around the house cooking and stuff. I felt great in 2 weeks.

Hannah - posted on 07/17/2010

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I had a C Section with my daughter [only child] . She was breech, and was 4 weeks early. I was in the hospital like 3-4 days & my daughter was in the NICU for 2 weeks. It took me about 2 weeks to really recover [I had spinal headaches for 2 weeks straight]

Kimberly - posted on 07/17/2010

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My daughter was born by emergency c-section. I was 6 days over due and they were inducing me. We tried gel, breaking waters, drip to bring my labour on I got dilated to 7 but after 14 hours and she still wasn't engaged properly they could feel her head starting to swell. So after 18 hours in labour we headed to the o/r and she was 9lbs 1oz. Found out after her birth that I will never have children naturally as my pelvis is too small. We stayed in hospital for 5 days, recovery was pretty good (considering I cant have morphin) My hubby was great and I didnt have to do any cleaning or driving for 6 weeks to make sure I really healed well.

Linda - posted on 07/17/2010

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Both my sons were c-sections. The 1st born they tried everything they could to induce labor but since it was my due date and I was a diabetic and nothing was happening they decided it was best to do a c-section. He weighed 9lbs 7oz, I was glad i didn't have to push him out. The 2nd was scheduled 3 weeks early. He ended up staying in NICU for 3 weeks he weighed 7lbs 8oz. Recovery was like 5-6 weeks for both.

Wendy - posted on 07/17/2010

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Hi! I had two c-sections within 3 1/2 years from each other and both due to Preclamsia ( high blood pressure and pre term labor) Our first born who is 6 years old boy now, weighed 1 lb 11oz born at 28 weeks and our 2nd born, girl, now 3 years old, born at 32 weeks weighing 2 lbs 13oz. I stayed in the hospital 10days with the 1st born and about a week with the second. Our son stayed 4 months in the NICU in NC and our second child stayed 2 months here in FL. Both are very healthy now :)

Kristy - posted on 07/17/2010

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My first one was natural(7 hours labor) but my second was emergency c-section. Was only in labor 2 hours when I told the dr. something was wrong. After arguing for 2 more hours, the dr. FINALLY done a c-section. Come to find out, I had a bleeding uterus.

Angela - posted on 07/17/2010

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i had a terrible time. i labor for 2 days then was rushed in for an emergency c-section. he hadn't engaged and moved down. then i got and infection in the wound. 11 days in the hospital had to stop breast feeding for the antibiotics. the 2 months of healing. i was however lucky that i didn't loss my womb.

BRENDA - posted on 07/16/2010

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I HAD A C-SEC. I HAD PLACENTA PREVIA SO I HAD TO HAVE ONE. PLUS MY CHILD CAME TWO WKS LATE. I STAYED IN THE HOSPITAL 2 DAYS AND I RECOVERED PRETTY QUICKLY.

Carrie-Ann - posted on 07/16/2010

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I have had 2 c sections because I have a narrow birth canal... the first one was a nightmare!! I was in the hospital for 5 days and it took months to recover fully... my second c section was a breeze!! I was able to walk the next day and took no time to recover!!!

Brittany - posted on 07/16/2010

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I have a 6 month old son who is my only child I had an emergency c-section due to pre eclampsia I had alot of other complications during my pregnancy I had him at 37 1/2 weeks he weighed 7 lbs 6 oz. I wasnt even suppose to be able to concieve let alone carry and deliver a child as my uterus was flipped and inverted but thanks to my son my uterus is now problem free.I was in the hospital for a total of four days one day before my c-section and 3 afterwords my son was there for 3 days but they were afraid he would have to be there longer as i had gestional diabetes with him and his sugars were low at first but after a day in a half on a glucose drip they were fine so we could go home i was up walking around after just about 12 hrs after my c-section with help and by 24 hrs without help and we lived in an upstairs apt so after 3 days in the hospital i had to learn to go and down the steps while i healed and i even carried my son at the same time so i think i done very well. During the delivery I was on oxygen as he was having some problems during contractions and after we got to go home he had to be hooked to a bili-light to drops his bilirubin levels they were at 10 when we were released and they next day at his dr appt they were 16.9 but now he is doing great and i coulndt ask for a better kid.

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I had my first child in Nov 2009 as an emergency c-section. His heart rate kept dropping and I wasn't progressing as I should. Everything was going ok until he was born and wasn't crying. He had injested some fluid and had to be in NICU for aprox 24 hour. After going home at 48 hours is when the worst part begun. My belly wasn't going down as it should and I was in extreme pain. My fever would spike at 104 and then I would get chills and it would come down. I also had a strange red line making its way up my belly. A week later at my Dr appt he informed me that I had to be put back in the hospital because they didn't know what was wrong with me but that I was very ill. I felt like I was on an episode of House! To make this really long story short..I had gotten an infection from the c section that had drained into my belly cavity and in turn infecting the lining of my belly and many of my organs. I had contracted pertinotis. Anyway, i was pumped full of antibiotics and was finally released with meds from the Hospital seven days later.

It took me a couple of months to recover because I also had a hematoma that I had to recover from as well.

And to think I want to get pregnant again...even my OBGYN was shocked at that!

Charlotte - posted on 07/15/2010

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5 kids, one C-section, with my 4th child. He was an emergency delivery, in distress with a dangerously low heart rate. I stayed in the hospital 2 days, but my recovery took about a month. Probably because my son stayed in the NICU for a month and although I was supposed to be staying off my feet and not driving, I was travelling every day to go and see him. Also, 3 other kids at the time didn't help, as they always need something! Mommies can only stay off their feet for just so long, then we have to get up and be Mommy again! Surprisingly, with my 5th child the OB thought I would have to have another C-section, but there were no problems at all! He was probably the easiest (and quickest) of all the kids' deliveries.

April - posted on 07/15/2010

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My daughter was a week late, and I went in to get induced on a Thursday. My water broke Friday morning, early, and I was having hard contractions that I was barely able to breath through by noon. Around midnight, I started pushing, and after an hour of that without any progress they told me she wouldn't crown and I had a couple of options. 1) Keep pushing and have the possibility of her not surviving it. 2) They could vaccuum her out and damage her skull. 3) I could have a c-section. Obviously, I went for the c-section after threatening my doctor with an IV stand somewhere uncomfortable. So my little girl was born via c-section at 1:56 am Saturday, November 22nd, 2008. 8 lbs 12 oz and 20 1/2 inches. I left the hospital that Tuesday, just a couple days before Thanksgiving. The only issue I had was they got me up too quickly after I had her and I passed out. But otherwise I had a pretty routine recovery.

Alyssa - posted on 07/15/2010

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I had an emergency c with our now 17 month old son. I had been in labor for a few hours when his placenta abrupted as my water broke. It was probably the best thing that could have happened since we later found out that the cord was wrapped around his neck several times.
I was in recovery for 15 minutes and released from the hospital after 3 days. Oh yeah, the other reason I'm was happy to have a c... He was 8 lb 14 oz and 21.5" long!

Ann-Marie - posted on 07/15/2010

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My first 2 were natural with one 2 weeks late 24hrs labor 8lbs.3ozs. the 2nd 4 days late 6lbs.10ozs.and 13 hours labor.my 3rd was two days late and diagnosed with IUGR(inter uterurine growth retardation) they induced me and 10 into it they said her hear rate had become "ominous" She weighed in at 5lbs. 5 1/2ozs. and 19 inches long!I left after 2 days and had her with me in the recovery room :-) I recovered in 5 days and was driving my oldest to kindergarten in 6 days and picking up my 13 month old 1 week post op. My c-section baby is still tiny at 1 month shy of 5 and 35 lbs!But very active and healthy

Bonnie - posted on 07/15/2010

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I have had 2 C-sections. My first son was 4 days late and they did an ultrasound and he wasn't moving so they induced me. After 24hrs of labor they stopped the pit because I wasn't dilating(stayed at 3cm though whole time) So they did a C-section and found out my pelvis was too small and my cervix isn't straight so he didn't even have a chance to come natural. He ended up being in the NICU for a clasped lung. We were in the hosptial for five days.
So when we found out I was pregnant again we decide to have a scheduled C-section which we thought would be great. But with my second son, my muscus plug came out at 2:00a.m. and I started to have contractions every 5 min. But the hospital was running behind on the surgery schedule so I was in labor for 12hrs. before they did my C-section. My scheduled C-section was for 10:00a.m. and they didn't even get me in until 2:00p.m. I wasn't even dilating with my second son either. We were in the hospital with him for 2 days.
I didn't have any problems with either C-sections. I wanted to get up the same day the C-sections were done but the nurses wouldn't let me. After 6 weeks I was doing everything that I normally would be doing was the Dr.said it was ok.

Rebecca - posted on 07/15/2010

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both my girls wer csection i decided to have them because i would rather have a cut on my belly than lower down. i was in hospital for 4 days with both. with my first she decided she wanted to come before the dr.said she could with her i couldnt get out of bed for 3 days it hurt so much it took me 10mnts to fully recover. but with my 2nd i was up n about the morning after. it only took me 5months to fully recover

Kimberly - posted on 07/15/2010

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Mine oozed for a while. If it's still oozing now a year later, i'd have a doctor have a look at it...

Alexis - posted on 07/15/2010

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I had one 13 months ago because my daughter was stuck on my pelvic bone and am still having trouble on and off with it to this day it pops open and gets infected (or oozes ) i joined this site to ask other mothers who may have the same kind or problems

Casey - posted on 07/15/2010

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With my almost 3 year old son I had an emergency c section which started as an induction at 37 weeks due to pre eclampsia. After I was in labor for 14 hours, my sons hr dropped really low so I was rushed to the OR. I was in the hospital for 6 days. I recovered pretty quick. I just had a c-section in January and that was a semi planned c section due to my previous one but I ended up going into labor on my own at 37 weeks but wasnt dialating after 5 hours of labor so went in to have my c section. I was in the hospital for 2 1/2 days that time and when I cam home it was a lot harder recovery, I think because I had a toddler to run around after and didnt have time to relax.

Becky - posted on 07/15/2010

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i had an emergency c section after i spent a week in slow labour and then 29 hours in complete agony,by this time i was only 6 cm dialated and my heart rate was to high which was causin my baby to get distressed, so then they decided to take me for an emergency c section, i was out of houspital 2 days later shopping for baby clothes. after my experience i have decided to never have another child again unless i can have a scheduled c section.

Carmen - posted on 07/15/2010

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I had a C-section after 35 hours because my pelvis was too small for the baby. It was agony showering and dressing the next day. My husband helped out a lot on the first day, but it got less painful with every day. tehy kept me in the hospital for 5 days. At 8 weeks I began to do things as normal, but it wasn't until 6 months that I started to feel like myself again.

Rowena - posted on 07/15/2010

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I was already 1 week overdue with my first baby so my doctor suggested induction. But the induction of labor didn't work and the baby started getting really stressed while they were waiting for me to start dilating so they had to do C-Section. James was only 5lbs and 2 ounces when he was born and had to saty in the NICU for 3 days due to low blood sugar. He is my first baby so definitely I was so afraid but everything worked out well in the end. They let me stay in the hospital until he can go out too, so I can breastfeed him and spend time with him too. My recovery from the operation was quick, although I avoided going up and down the filght of stairs for the first 6 weeks, but other than that, I was able to do all the duties of a mom and wife within the first week. The only problem I am still bttling until now is how to get rid of all the extra pounds I gained while I was still pregnant and so far, I am still fighting a losing battle... lol

Tara - posted on 07/14/2010

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I had 2 c/s. First with my oldest was an emergency one because he was stuck. He was born the day I turned 37weeks weighing in at a hefty 7lbs 11oz. I stayed int he hospital 5days and wasn't allowed to get out of bed until the day I got out. It took forever to heal because they didn't stitch me right. My second son was a vbac but barely. My third ended in another c/s when my uterus started to tear. They found that he was also becoming stuck and he came out weighing 7lbs 13oz at 38weeks. This one I was in for 1.5days and was up walking within an hour. I healed way quicker.

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