(Closed) Who would rather have a c-section?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 152
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@idoalterations:  when its my time to TTC and deliver. .. i want to have or at least try to have a natural birth bc I dont want to have another scar. I have a horrible and pretty big scar right above the hairline of my pubic area. I had a huge surgery when I was about 7 or 10. I dont know where the c section scare would be…but i dont want two scars so close together…but if something should happen and the baby was in danger I would have one.

Post # 153
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d like to have a vaginal birth, but won’t be heartbroken if I end up needing a c-section. I trust our modern medical capabilities, and have a fantastic doctor (and practice) and will be delivering at an excellent hospital. I’ll definitely go in with the mindset of having a vaginal delivery, but if I need a c-section, then so be it. My sister had an emergency c-section with her first, and an elective with her second. Both babies are incredibly healthy, well-adjusted, and have active and engaging personalities. 

I will say that I dislike reading some of these posts that are coming off as very judgmental about other women’s choices in how they deliver, and don’t like that it seems that some of the women on here who have had c-sections (elective or required by health or emergency) have to feel defensive of their choices or circumstances. 

To each his own. 

Post # 154
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683 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Edit to delete, already posted

Post # 155
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

My brother, Sister and myself are all C section babies since my mom had scar tissue and a. Crooked birth canal (or something?). If we didn’t all turn out as as perfectly fine as we are, I wouldn’t want one, but since I’m living proof that C-section babies are just fine, I’d be open to it. Sometimes vaginal birth AND surgery scares me and I flip-flop. My birth plan is to go with the flow. 

Choose a doctor you trust from the get-go!

Post # 156
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@idoalterations:  This is an interesting topic.  I was born through a natural birth and oxygen starvation in the birth canal caused me to have a stroke, which left me with right hemi plegia.  It’s under the umbrella of CP, and effects the right side of my body. Both my leg and arm are underdeveloped and slow to react.  There is absolutely nothing I can do about it.  

Even talking about natural birth kind of gives me anxiety.  I’m very lucky because my case isn’t too severe, but I wouldn’t want to risk this for my children, especially because I’ll probably have more difficulty giving birth because my muscles are weaker.  

This will be something I get to freak out about once I get pregnant.  For now I think I’ll just freak out about my wedding!

Post # 157
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

A word of caution to those who are “die hard vaginal birth is the only way to go women”. I prepped the entire pregnancy for an intervention free birth, ate well, exercised, drank my RRLT, did the birthing class, read the books , etc. I was/am anxiously awaiting the big day with enthusiasm. However, at 35, 36 and 37 weeks, the baby is breech. I’m not a candidate for EVC, and nothing I was doing (spinning babies, acupuncture, moxibustion, Webster technique, etc) helped. I know “there is still time” but it is unlikely. I have to come to terms with the fact that I will need a c-section to safely deliver the baby. I cant tell you how hurtful it us to hear others tell me that my birth experience is less than theirs because it isnt vaginal. To those women, I say f’ you! I’m going to have a beautiful birth, just like everyone else, because my job is getting the baby out safely, and making the decision to c-section us just that for me. If this were 100 years ago, I, or the baby, may not survive birth. Thank goodness for modern medicine. 

so, please ladies, keep an open mind. Your words and judgements can be very hurtful, and until you are in the situation, you have no way of knowing what you will do.

Post # 158
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@KH:  +1000

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