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....
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
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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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.
I have had 2 c/s and 2 great experiences
My first was not planned.
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.