nervous

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Registered: 09-27-2006
nervous
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Tue, 01-05-2010 - 12:58pm

I'll most likely be having a repeat c/s in late July, but I am already getting nervous.

With the birth of my fist child I had an unplanned c/s after three hours of trying to push my posterior facing daughter out. I am pretty sure after all the work and back labor they could have yanked her out thru my bellybutton and I wouldn't have cared. I felt no discomfort during the surgery and don't remember what getting an epidural was like. Only thing I didn't like during surgery was the uncontrollable shivering.

So now that I know that this one will be planned I am anticipating the surgery being horribly uncomfortable, epidural being painful and getting really freaked out, will recovery be a little easier. This isn't my first scheduled surgery either. I had abdominal laproscopic surgery in 2003 and wasn't nervous at all.

I guess I am just looking for some reassurance that it won't be as bad as I am (ALREADY) thinking it will be.

And Hi Heide! You were on the May 2007 Miracle Board with me! I'm definitely going to be picking your brain about your experiences.

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Registered: 11-20-2009
In reply to: threetauruses
Tue, 01-05-2010 - 3:53pm

Well your doing better than I am, and I am not even preggy yet! I am doing IVF and cycle in March, but due to the fact that I have had 2 bladder surgeries and have a bladder sling in place, they have already told me I will nee a C/S. I am just completely NOT looking forward to it. My first 3 births were all vaginal, and I am pretty bummed that I can't have one again, even though I actually have some pretty awful birth stories! First labor was induced and I went from having no contractions to having super contractions! I was only in labor 7 hours but it was full blown labor the entire time. Then my 2nd labor was 32 hours and my 3rd was 45 hours!!!! I just dilated reeaaallllly slow, from 2 to 7, but

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Registered: 02-26-2008
In reply to: threetauruses
Tue, 01-05-2010 - 3:59pm

I've had two scheduled c-sections. Twins were breech and we opted for the 2nd c-section rather than VBAC. I had very easy sections both times.

The I barely felt the epidural. I thought the anesthesiologist was just poking around with her fingernail to find a good spot when she was actually putting the needle in. There was some tugging and pressure, but it wasn't what I would call painful. For me, the biggest issues were getting the IV in during "pre op" and the fact that the heater was broken in the birthing wing at 5 am, so it was FREAKING COLD!

The way I look at it is that at the end of my pregnancies I am so horribly uncomfortable, I will endure just about anything to get the baby out.

I had a longer recovery time the 2nd time around, but even at that, I was back in action pretty quickly..which considering I am allergic to pain medications, is pretty good. Due to my allergies, I like to think I have a high pain tolerance, but it sounds like you do too after 3 hours of pushing! I think you'll love the experience of the non emergency section.

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Registered: 03-18-2009
In reply to: threetauruses
Tue, 01-05-2010 - 7:35pm

Hi!! It's so great to "see" you here... and Don't be Nervous!


So, I have had 3 Cs - the first with Kate after 4 hours of pushing. She wasn't posterior either.. just wouldn't come down through my pelvic bone! The second was pretty much the same story except (obviously) it was a VBAC attempt. Neither of my labors were medicated. I got the spinal on the table while waiting for the section to start... all I remember about the spinals from those events was that it was sooo great not to feel pain! :)


My last C section with Abby was planned and was really easy. They numb you up before the spinal, so you don't feel anything but a "pinch" at the time. It doesn't hurt and rarely have people reported pain during my tenure on this board (since 2006).

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Registered: 02-26-2008
In reply to: threetauruses
Tue, 01-05-2010 - 10:42pm
Oh, about the throwing up...I threw up all day after the first one (probably a mix of reactions to medications the stupid anesthesiologist ordered for me post op without reading the fact I was allergic to them). Anyway, the second one, I asked to not have to drink the Reglan (not all doctors ask for it anyway) and my doctor ordered some form of anti nasuea medication for me from the beginning...it was way better the 2nd time around...
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