2 questions concerning post C/S delivery
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|Tue, 06-10-2003 - 5:36pm|
It was my first pregnancy, and I was open to epidural, and my first question has to do with back pain after epidural. they had to give me the epidural twice as the first try went into a vessel and they needed a to try a new location to get it right. The most bothersome pain I have had since the C/S has been a bachache. I am also breatfeeding and can't tell if my backache is from not getting into a good position to feed, or possibly from the epidural. Does anyone have thoughts on post epidural back pain?
Second question- maybe more of a vent- the more I look back on the delivery the more I feel like I missed out on the birth. It seemed too easy, as if I cheated or something, (even though the 16 hours labor was definatly not easy). I really had very little pain from the c/s itself. In fact, I never took pain meds except for a little Ibuprophen. I almost feel if I had felt physically worse, I'd feel more like I actually delivered. I'm sure I should be thankful that it went so well and was so comfortable. I was out of bed in 14 hours, was eating by 16, and had staples removed day 3. I feel crazy, I have a wonderful son sitting here, but it is almost as if he was just dropped off with me, I wish I felt like I had more of a birth expierance. Has wnyone else felt like they "cheated"?
Thanks for your thoughts.