13 Reasons Having a C-Section Is Really Okay (We Promise!)

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13 Reasons Having a C-Section Is Really Okay (We Promise!)
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Thu, 01-19-2012 - 11:16am

This article on our IV sidebar caught my eye.

I don't think I agree with everything it lists, but definitely some of it is true.

What do you think?

http://www.ivillage.com/how-avoid-childbirth-regrets-after-c-section/6-b-407576

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Ok, the first one that got me was the one that said more privacy with a c-section! LOL That's not exactly true! For me, I had to lay on the table, they put up the drape, and then lifted my gown to where I was completely naked underneath and everyone in the room could see this except for me. As soon as they did that, everyone started laughing!! LOL I was like, "Ok, I know it's bad, but can we at least pretend it's not for my sake!" But, they said they were laughing because I was a little person with this ginormous belly. And at this point, the baby was so big in there when I laid down you could pretty much see the baby through the skin. Yeah, I know, it was odd looking, but these people supposedly see this stuff every day! LOL

Another thing was the extra hospital time. I am actually shocked that my docs were willing to let me go home a day earlier than I chose to go. If I had went home on that day, I would have stayed in the hospital for the exact amount I stayed when I had my vaginal deliveries. I had her on Thursday evening, and they were willing to let me go home on Saturday. I stayed until Sunday though, cause I wanted to take full benefit of the rest before going home with 4 kids to care for!!

It says "treated like a queen", but I didn't really get that type of treatment. LOL

The Pain Meds were better during the hospital, but I was given the exact same scripts once I got home that I had after my vaginal deliveries (with tears and episiotomies to heal).

"Everything will be the SAME down there" meaning sex will not hurt afterwards. Hmmm... I think there are several of us that beg to differ about that one! LOL


The thing I agree the most with is the "Finding your Inner Tough Chick". How very true that you have to be a pretty tough person to not only heal your body from major surgery, but do so while caring for a demanding newborn!! Yep! They nailed that one!!

I get pretty flustered when women who go all natural with their childbirth get treated like they are the toughest people on earth, but having a c-section is like the antithesis of that type of delivery. In this regard, I think c-section mama's prove to be pretty darn tough too. But no one ever seems to point out how much we "ROCK" or are "Superwomen" in our own rights!! :)
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I'd really like to see the "difficulty" argument go extinct.

Cthulu Crochet

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I agree! Hate that it feels like such a competition. I'm pretty sure none of us were given a trophy at the end, despite how we delivered. LOL
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Wow. That article just sucks! The only true part, in my opinion, was that you'll realize how tough you can be.
Having a round-headed baby? Not important.
Sex is the same? Like hell it is!
Treated like a queen? Not by anyone but my wonderful dh, but he's much more understanding and attentive than any other man I've ever met, so I'm assuming most husbands aren't so nice.
Again, here we have another article that completely bypasses, the very different healing period and likelihood for pain management. I get that it is trying to make moms feel better about facing a c section, but the picture it paints is unrealistic.

Manda :)

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Actually, my VBAC baby was very round headed, and I hardly tore at all. You don't really know how the birth is going to go, especially if it's the first.

Cthulu Crochet

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mandak78 wrote:
Wow. That article just sucks! The only true part, in my opinion, was that you'll realize how tough you can be.
Having a round-headed baby? Not important.
Sex is the same? Like hell it is!
Treated like a queen? Not by anyone but my wonderful dh, but he's much more understanding and attentive than any other man I've ever met, so I'm assuming most husbands aren't so nice.
Again, here we have another article that completely bypasses, the very different healing period and likelihood for pain management. I get that it is trying to make moms feel better about facing a c section, but the picture it paints is unrealistic.

I thought a lot of it was way off too, Manda!

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Registered: 10-06-2012

Agreed i thought a lot about this.