Have any of you have a bad delivery, and have nightmare over it?

Abbey - posted on 08/11/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )




My sons heart stopped beating while i was being induced. i was rushed into surgery to have a emergency c-section, but the anestheilogist was was busy in another c-section room and they had to start while the nurses gave me the gas to knock me out. i could feel them cutting into my stomache just before i got knocked out. when i woke up i felt no time had passed except i wasnt pregnant anymore and it hurt so bad. im sad i couldnt greet my son into the world, but i was very happy he made it into it safely. i have nightmares of reliving it alteast once a week. have any of you had bad deliveries?


Kate CP - posted on 08/11/2011




My labor was bad but not like yours, honey. I think you should talk to a counselor. It sounds like you have PTSD. :/


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Tara - posted on 08/11/2011




Both of my daughters had cord issues and needed oxygen at birth, not breathing after they were delivered. That was really frightening for me, although definitely not the same as what you experienced. I do have the occasional nightmare if I get into the "what if" mindset.

How old is your son? If you are having nightmares and reliving it at least once a week you may have a version of post-traumatic stress syndrome.

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