new here..2nd c-sec w/ 4th baby on 4/22

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Registered: 03-29-2003
new here..2nd c-sec w/ 4th baby on 4/22
Sat, 04-05-2003 - 6:06pm
My first (1991)was a vaginal birth, 2nd (1993) was a c-section due to the fetal distress. I had a VBAC in 1996, but since then we have moved to California...apparently, the climate here is not very VBAC friendly and there are alot of liability concerns. Now we are expecting baby #4 and have scheduled our C-section for April 22nd at 5:30 pm. I also have gestational diabetes, so this adds the risk that the my daughter may be much bigger thant the other 3 were.

It feels different choosing a c-section this time than it did when the c-section chose me. We have come to terms with it and are trying to make it as much of a family experience as possible for my three older children. We hope to have us all together in the recovery room and to be nursing asap! Does any one have any experience with planning a family friendly c-section?

Thanks so much!

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 04-07-2003 - 8:26pm
Welcome Rebecca - see my post at the top to your second post about your questions. Best wishes on your upcoming delivery!