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....
Expecting a Turkey Baby -11/28
My baby has grown so big in the last two weeks that
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
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.
I have had 2 c/s and 2 great experiences
My first was not planned.
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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