SA's effect on pregnancy and delivery?
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|Fri, 07-04-2003 - 1:35am|
I had C-sections with both; there weren't any major complications, other than my first being a breach (feet first). Both were scheduled; they waited to see if I would go into labor with my second, and I went two weeks overdue with no effacing or dilating, and she never dropped. I was deathly frightened both times of giving birth, probably more so than most people. I realize that there is always some anxiety over having a baby, but I really feel that I had more than what would be considered normal. That said, I wanted to birth naturally more than anything, but I think deep inside that fear was always there. When I would read the books explaining what happens to your body when you have a baby I would get sick to my stomach. Looking at the pictures seemed like porn to me.
Any connections that you know of? I've wondered if it has anything to do with not wanting to be hurt "down there." Also I was extremely traumatized after the second birth and have had fertility problems ever since. We always planned on 4 kids and she is now almost 11. I've had numerous tests done and they can't determine any particular reason why I should not be able to get pregnant. I'm not ovulating, but there doesn't seem to be any cause. They had me on hormones for a while and I had what I believe were 3 early stages miscarriages at about 5 weeks.
I'd appreciate any input. I haven't researched this yet or thought to ask my therapist about it. I think I will bring it up next visit.
Let me know what you think. Heidi