New to c-section and a question...
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|Wed, 09-10-2008 - 3:15pm|
First of all, I gotta say that just lurking on this board has made me feel really good about the growing possibility of me having a c-section. I love that you guys tell it to each other straight! We need that kind of honesty. :-)
Let me introduce myself: I'm Jen, 27 years old, DH is 28 and we are expecting our first child this month (EDD is 9/30). My daughter has been transverse throughout my pregnancy and between her position and her size, my doc is fairly certain that we'll be going with a c-section. We already have a date set of 9/18 and she has until then to turn and find the exit!
I've been doing a lot of reading and I'm prepared (I hope) for a lot of what is to come my way medically. My DH is a doctor and my OB is the doc who trained him on many of the obstetrical procedures he preforms (including c-sections) so I have a lot of faith in my medical team and in having help at home. I'm still freaked out, don't get me wrong, but I'm starting to feel like I might just survive the process after all. :-)
The problem I'm running into is really to do with bonding with the baby after the section. I know many hospitals won't let you hold or be in contact with the baby for a couple hours after the procedure. My overbearing MIL plans to come to town to visit with us the night before the surgery. I'm really heartbroken over the fact that she will most likely be the one bonding with my baby while I'm recovering. Meeting my daughter is a moment that I've been waiting for for over 2 years now (what with pregnancy loss, infertility, and then waiting through the pregnancy). My DH says he will do his best to make sure I get a chance to bond with her before other family members do, but I know how he is. He gets SO so excited over things and forgets these plans (it happened at our wedding and it's happened a few times throughout the pregnancy). I know that when the excitement starts, he'll think that it's not such a big deal to let everyone hold and see our daughter before I do.
Did anyone else run into this problem? How did you get around it, if you did?