advice for birth plan with repeat cs
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|Tue, 07-01-2003 - 9:08pm|
I had a cs w/ DD because her heart rate went down when they were doing the "test" to see how she would tolerate labor before they induced. So, I never even started labor, and I'm not sure how it would go for me if I tried vbac. We decided to go woth the CS because it just sounded safer for baby in the long run. And I didn't want to try VBAC then have to do emergency c-sect.
There were some things I didn't like about the CS experience before that I don't know if I can change or not. For example, I just got a glimpse of the baby, and couldn't touch her, being strapped down. Then, my DH got to take her to introduce her to the family while I was lying there getting stitched up. That, I think we can handle--family will stay out until I'm in recovery and we bring older child in first.
But, I was just wondering if there are some suggestions for making the c-section experience as positive as possible from start to finish. Last time I was so upset to hear I had to have a CS that I didn't have time to think of how to make anything more positive. Of course, the most important thing was having my DD, and I plan to focus on that with this one, but would appreciate any ideas to make it as smooth as possible.
Kim, cs sched. for 7/21