(Closed) Anyone WANT a c-section?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

Mine will not be my choice but I’m actually glad that my next birth will be a scheduled c-section. My first was an emergency one.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had one, but not by choice.  My labor had stalled and the doctor said I needed it.  I honestly was in a lot of pain at the time, so I don’t remember the exact reasons she wouldn’t let labor continue. 

So I reluctantly agreed.  And I was actually surprised.  I already had an epidural in, so all they had to do was turn it up.  The c-section itself was amazing to me.  I had zero pain or discomfort and was fully aware of what was going on.  They handed the baby directly to me as soon as he was pulled out.

My previous labor had been very long with three hours of pushing, multiple episiotomies, tearing, forceps…just awful.  Her head finally came out, then her shoulders got stuck.  They had to break her collarbone to get her out.  The c-section was a hundred times easier. 

If I were to have another baby, I would request a c-section.  I have learned that I have a narrow birth canal and my babies have had exceptionally large heads.  I would never put myself through labor again.  Yes, the recovery was much longer, but it was far easier than the three hour nightmare of pushing.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I want one for three reasons:

1.  I suffered from vaginismus for a long time.  It’s gone away, but tends to come back in clinical settings.  I had to get a cervical biopsy a few months ago and was crying for a week.  It’s downright traumatic for me.  I honestly don’t think a vaginal birth is possible for me.

2. I have herpes, which can transfer to the child through vaginal birth.  I tend to get breakouts when I’m stressed.  I don’t want to take any chances.

3. I’m just a plain old wuss.  Give me all the drugs you have, cut me open and take the baby out.  I’ll deal with the pain after.

I’m not pregnant but I’ve thought a LOT about this particular issue.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would like to avoid anyone cutting through my abdominal wall at all costs. As a personal trainer I have seen the detrimental affects it has caused.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I do.  But i MIGHT be able to be swayed to an vaginal birth with an epidural (extra strong please =o) ).  My mom delivered both my brother and me via c-sec (brother was an emergency, and VBACs werent allowed back then), so Ive known about them from an early age.  I also remember watching the birth video in either middle or high school and thinking, “I will never do that,” and it still holds true.  I’m TERRIFIED of tearing, episiotomy, incontinence, bad healing, lost sexual anything.  I’ve witnessed the birth of my best friends baby, and while it was truly beautiful and a miracle, it didnt sway me much.  I’ve spoken to my Dr about an elective c-section, and he said we will dsicuss it further and in depth in the coming weeks.

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

my coworker will only birth by c-section and she requested it through her doctor. she says recovery is a lot shorter and you avoid vaginal tearing. but i have to admit that i went to wikipedia, read about c-sections and saw a gross pic with a woman’s abdomen wide open.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

@pamplemousse: I don’t know that the recovery is any easier. With a c-section you cannot drive for three weeks or go up stairs for at least the first week

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@SoontobeMrsA:  You’re right.  I’ve had both vaginal delivery, with episiotomy and tearing, and a c-section and the c-section took a lot longer to recover from.  The recovery wasn’t that bad, but it did take longer.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

@pamplemousse: Yes, three weeks. You are not supposed to drive until you know you could slam on the brakes if a child ran in front of your car. It is painful. I took heavy pain meds for probably the first week.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@camrie: Yeah, Ill probably edit my post and take that out.  Probably dont need it here =o)  Im used to defending my opinion though, force of habit

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@KellyV: I hear ya, re: being TERRIFIED of tearing, cutting, ripping down there. I read birth stories and I literally cringe at the thought of it. At the same time, I would like to be able to have a vaginal birth (with epidural, of course!) because I’m also scared of surgery. I’m not even close  to being pregnant yet, so I have a while to figure it out 🙂

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Nope, not happy about it but have to have c-sections for any children due to the surgery I just had in November (or else my uterus could rupture..lovely!). It is nice to know that arriving at the hospital for a scheduled c-section will be calm and not painful since I will be scheduled two weeks before my due date, however, I don’t like the idea of having a c-section. And after the pain I just had (abdominal surgery) a few months ago, I know what the pain is going to be like after a c-section and I’m not looking forward to having it again! But it’s all worth it for a baby. 🙂

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