- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I had a 2 epidurals and 2 natural births. I never wanted a c section because I had heard the recovery was slow.
I’ve only come across one woman wanting an elective primary section (ie. not a repeat section), and the OB consulted discussed it with her at length and recommended that she at least try labour and see how it went. She had a 4 hour quick easy labour and was so happy with her decision.
I imagine, however, that no matter where you are that if you really are fully informed of the risks of an unnecessary c-section and you still insist on wanting one, a doctor really might not be able to fight you since it opens up liability on their part if they deny a procedure that a woman insists on even if it’s not medically indicated.
im interested in this, i have no idea what i would ever choose so i like picking up info as i go along
when i was a kid, i used to be convinced babies were born coming out from the stomach. Just like an earth quake sort of slowly splits the ground in two, with the split getting wider and wider…i used to think that thats what happened to pregnant women’s stomachs! That one day, the belly button would split open and make a massive crack and a baby would appear. Bizarrely i still have that mental image when i think of c-sections, though in reality i guess the cut is pretty small
I plan on having a natural birth! My mom did is 5 times (and 1 c-section), so I figure I can do it at least once! I think the key is telling yourself that pain meds are not an option unless the yours or the babies health is in danger. Also, making sure your husband/partner is on the same page and willing to withstand you yelling at him/hurting him because you’re in pain! Lol.
Wow, I am sorry you had to go through all that. That does sound awful, I can only imagine. I am glad we have the choice to schedule too due to things like that. Although… I don’t know if it can be avoided if our LO’s should have been born earlier then how are we to know when to schedule the cesarean in case that happens again? I should ask my doctor about that at my next appointment….
I plan on having a natural birth with no pain meds when I do have kids, for several reasons. Pain meds don’t usually work all that well on me, so why bother? Besides, I’m used to being in a lot of pain, and I have a very high tolerance for pain, so I think I’ll be okay.
I just hope I have labor like my mom and not like my sister. My mother was in labor for like 2 hours with me, and I was out in one push. Longer for my sister, but she didn’t notice much because she took a nap while she was in labor. She had no pain meds for either of us. My sister was in labor with my oldest nephew from 6 a.m. until almost midnight (11:55, if I remember right), and she had to have an epidural. It wasn’t as bad with my younger nephew, though.
I very much wanted a natural birth. No epi, no interventions. Heck, I even tried to convince DH that a homebirth was the way to go. At 36 weeks, I was diagosed with a rare heart condition that I have apparently had my whole life and I was told that since there was not enough time to do a compete workup on my heart, I needed pain relief because I was at risk for having a heart attack during labor (I have something called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which causes tachycardia, amoung other things).
In the end, I was induced, had a failed epidural and still labored with no pain relief but strapped to the bed because of the epi lines. Next time, Im gong to just trust my instincts and not give in. I feel somewhat ashamed that I wasnt a better advocate for myself this time around. I did it one time with no pain meds (and an extremely high dose of pit) and had no complications with my heart, so I can doit again.
I plan on having an elective c-section. After breaking my hip once and my tail bone 4 times , my doctor and I decided when the time comes I’d rather have surgery than have to worry about a shattered hip bone that never healed right and re-breaking my tailbone.
I went over due with both my little ones So I was induced with both,
DD1 I had a Epi and felt NOTHING, It was amazing! Other than almost 2 hours of pushing. But I was having contractions that were not doing anything for over a week and the pain relif was much needed
with DD2 I didn’t have one due to cracked rib (passed out due to anemia at 14 weeks) My doctor wanted me to have a Epi (High possibility of C-Section) But I didn’t want one because how long it took to push with DD1. I ended up going from dialated to 5 to baby in hands in less than 20 minutes. Meaning when I wanted to go for the Epi it was too late. I screamed, I cried, and told the doctor I couldn’t do it, All while bruising Fi’s hand and telling him he will never touch me again lol….
If I ever have another little one I will have a epidural I think.
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