(Closed) 2nd time Mums

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh, I remember it vividly. The only birth experience that doesn’t still make me wince is my third’s – and that’s because he was a scheduled C-section. Kids 2 & 3 were also nasty recoveries as they were both C-section kids.

 I think, for the sake of the continuation of the species, some woman have to pretty it up – and for the sake of other mom’s sanity some of us have to tell it like it is!

Post # 4
7053 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow.  I am a pretty skiddish person and am allergic to pain.  I had a horrible situation (9 days in hospital, pre eclampsia, emergency c section after over a day of labor with pitocin) and I didn’t think it was that painful.

My c section wasn’t painful, but wierd.  I did not like being awake and coherent.  I asked to be put under truthfully.  I didn’t want to be awake and feel them pushing on me (no pain at all, just pushing and pulling sensation) and didn’t want to read my own vitals like I do for my patients at work.

I must’ve been a horrid patient. 

Anyway, it wasn’t that bad.  I have to say that my labor pain just felt like having to go to the restroom really badly.  That’s all.  Then the initial sting of the numbing shot for the epidural.  That was pretty much the worst of it.  I think having them draw my blood levels every so often for 3 days straight was the worst of it (for the preeclampsia).  Birth part wasn’t that bad.  Surgery I had on my foot from an old high school cheerleading accident was imho much more painful.

I’m a realist.  It had its unpleasant moments, but overall wasn’t entirely painful for me.  I was never screaming in any pain.  I took medicines, all they offered btw.  And my c section scar is basically invisible btw.  Baby was small, but he’s amazing and almost 12 years old now!  Not sure if we’ll try for one now, but it wouldn’t freak me out if i did get pregnant again. 

Post # 6
12 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

I do still remember it, but I would say that time puts a “rosier glow” on it…does that make sense? 

I can say that I didn’t want to do it all again anytime right after my first birth, but now (8 years later) I’m prepared and ready for it all to happen.

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