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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Registered: 12-21-2006
Sat, 09-19-2009 - 12:10am
I forgot about that.

Mindy

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My baby has grown so big in the last two weeks that

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Registered: 02-15-2007
Wed, 09-02-2009 - 12:43pm

I've had one c-section and it wasn't planned at all. Our DD got stuck in the birthing canal, so after 45 minutes or so of pushing, the doctor told me she wasn't coming out naturally. I was nervous about it because I'd never had any type of surgery at all, but it really wasn't that bad.


I think the best thing was that I didn't bleed as much because they basically sucked out a lot during the procedure. My neighbor had a vaginal birth just 3 months later and said she was bleeding very heavy for quite a while. I was happy to not have to go through that. I had

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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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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.

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Amy
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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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Mon, 08-17-2009 - 12:06am
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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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Registered: 06-23-2009
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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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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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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