Best thing about your C section?

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Best thing about your C section?
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Thu, 06-11-2009 - 3:37pm

Reflecting on your experience, what was the best thing about your C section? Please try to keep this thread positive. If you had a exclusively negative experience there is a second thread for those comments....

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Thu, 06-11-2009 - 3:45pm

After one unplanned C section, and a failed VBAC attempt... my third C section was great because it was scheduled. Honestly, not having to wait to go into labor - knowing when

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Sat, 06-13-2009 - 12:11am

Having it done and overwith quickly. No pain of pushing. I had an emergency csection because of complications for me and the baby so I was thankful to have her early. Having the csection saved her life. My Ob that did my surgery was awesome. I barely have a scar left.


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Sat, 06-13-2009 - 12:48pm
The surgery itself was very quick! It took the doc about 5 minutes to get the baby out and I did not feel anything at all. The whole surgery took about 20 min. I was very surprised with how quick the whole process was.
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Wed, 06-17-2009 - 10:28am
Being able to watch the whole surgery! We set up a video feed so I could watch the surgery on the plasma in the OR. This was my third c-section, but the first time I was alert enough to know what was happening (my first was after a 3 day failed induction & my second was a repeat c, but the placenta abrupted at the beginning of the surgery and my bp tanked). I really enjoyed seeing what I was feeling.

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Wed, 06-24-2009 - 10:33am

SOOOO many things!


My first c/s was done by a very cool doctor who did a tummy tuck while he had me cut open--all that stretched-out skin wasn't a problem for me at all!


Having had 2 c/s and a VBAC, I can honestly say that I recovered a lot quicker from the c/s than the VBAC. I had less pain and less lasting pain from the c/s.


It's quicker. My c/s were usually 30 minutes from the time we decided to do it--that's about how long it took to get into the OR and get the baby out.


Maybe I'm weird, but the abdominal incision causes far less pain than perineal tears. I was 1/2-inch away from fourth-degree tears with my VBAC.


I don't know. I'm happy that I had the chance to give birth vaginally, just to say I've done it, but my c/s were always more pleasant for me. I'm debating now whether to ask for a c/s--since I've had two, my doc pretty much says it's entirely up to me. My kids can be a little rambunctious, and I'm kind of thinking that the sooner we can get it done (so my husband can get back to the kids), the better.

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Fri, 06-26-2009 - 12:37pm
Everything!! (except the needles and the cath) I've had nothing but positive experience with all 3 of my c/s. My first was an emergency because DS#1 heartrate dropped when they broke my water and they could not get it back up as fast as they would have liked. I recovered great with my DS#2 which was a planned c/s same with DS#3. I'm always up and moving the same day after having it, I would rather have tummy pain with moving around than va-jay-jay pain :) We're going to try for final baby #4 in about a year and I will be having that one by c/s too!!
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Mon, 08-17-2009 - 12:06am
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Wed, 08-19-2009 - 9:33pm

I have had 2 c/s and 2 great experiences


My first was not planned.

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Sun, 08-30-2009 - 11:54pm

I had a question for you since your repeats went so well. How long were you able to go without picking up your bigger boys? Was it a big deal? I had a GREAT c/s with my son after 18 ish hrs of labor and 1 hr of pushing LOL. I had minimal pain afterwards - took no narcotics, up walking the next morning (evening c/s), home when Ash was right about 48 hrs old. I'm always thrilled to hear about people who have multiple good experiences but I am worried about managing with a toddler too!

Also, did you notice any difference in how your milk came in with schedule c/s vs the time you labored? My milk came in great with Asher at just more than 48 hrs but I didn't know how much of that was laboring.

Amy
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Amy
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Mon, 08-31-2009 - 7:45am
First of all congrats!!! My kids were older by the time then next one came along. Kevin was 3 when Tyler was born and Tyler was 4 when Zach was born so way past being picked up and carried around stage.
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