(Closed) Would you attempt a regular delivery or opt for a C-Section????

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I personally (and i haven’t ever given birth! so this may not mean much) would go for the c-section.  I have a friend who had a terrible first birth and tore a lot and has had ongoing problems with it.  She was offered a c-section for her second child and she has NO regrets whatsoever about it – said it was definitely the best decision and enabled her to look after her second baby better than she was able to with her first because of all the pain she was in the first time.  It sounds like big babies run in the family, and if I were you I would be much more worried about my vagina then when my baby’s birthday is (hope that doesn’t make me a bad mum-to-be!!!)

Post # 4
3142 posts
Sugar bee

I have suffered from anal fissures all of my adult life.  I can go a year with at least one, but sometimes up to three, never healing. 

I also suffer from something similar in my vaginal opening.

I will DEFINITELY be having a C section. 

Post # 6
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Former L&D nurse here…  A lot of tears are caused by the position of the baby and how quick they come out.   Size is often off in those ultrasounds, even by a pound or more.  

I think I would try to avoid the tearing and avoid the surgery.  The surgery can cause it’s own set of issues too, so I would weigh them carefully.  That being said, it sounds like you have already made up your mind, but there are definitely ways to avoid tearing.  I helped deliver many babies over 10lbs without any major tearing happening.

Here are some links to avoid tearing:




Post # 8
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Personally, I would try to delivery vaginally.  A c-section is a major surgery and I would never choose major surgery unless my life or the baby’s life was in jeopardy.

Post # 10
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would try to deliver naturally and know that c section is there for a back up. I just feel like You did it once, you did it twice, and had less of tearing, and although tearing is bad, I know it sucks trust me, but at least your not having major surgery. You already have two kids to run around after, not to mention a new born. That will be so stressful on your body if you had the surgery. I would just think about it. People are always there to help, but nobody does it just like mommy 🙂

Post # 11
891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If I have another child, I plan to opt for a c-section. When I gave birth to my daughter, a healthy almost 8lb beauty, I had 2 cervical tears and a 3rd degree tear requiring emegerency surgery right after she was born. My gyno has said that everything has healed up nicely, and I should be able to deliver naturally with no problem. I don’t want to take the risk. I’ve haven’t had any lasting complications, but I’d rather play is safe.

Post # 12
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m a wimp….C- Section

Post # 14
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I personally really want the whole nine yards natural birthing experience. I would totally go for a home waterbirth attended by a midwife.

However, when I get pregnant, we are going to be watching those ultrasounds like a hawk, because FH was HUGE when he was born (and there’s a 10 inch difference between us in height now), he had a gigantic head, and his shoulders almost killed his mom (literally). So I definitely know that a c-section is a possibility. I really don’t want one, but we’ll see what happens.

Post # 15
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If your doctor reccomends a c-sectiong i would listen and take his advice.

Post # 16
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The only reason you would prefer NOT to have a c-section is because of choosing the birthday?  Truthfully, I don’t think that’s enough to put yourself and your baby at risk, knowing all the complications that can arise, especially since you’ve had complications before.  If your doctor recommends the c-section, I would recommend following his or her advice.  Maybe your baby will be ready to come earlier anyway, and he/she will pick their own birthday afterall.  

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