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QOTW..if you had known in when you found
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Mon, 02-23-2004 - 2:31pm
out you were preg (with first c-section baby) that you would be having a c-section, what might you have done to prepare yourself for this?

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Mon, 02-23-2004 - 2:33pm

I think I would have paid more attention to the c-section video during childbirth classes.

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Mon, 02-23-2004 - 2:55pm
I'd have arranged for someone to keep house for me when I got the baby home.
Cthulu Crochet

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Mon, 02-23-2004 - 3:39pm
I could have arranged for more help after the baby arrived. First one was 2 weeks past due, and my mother was only here to help me for 3 weeks but she came early. So that means she was gone my secnd day in the hospital and I had to stay 5 days. Also, I would have been more mentally prepared for it. Going it being induced I just knew that it wouldn't happen, but it did. I was grateful for it as well, but afterwards the postpartum blues set in. With my second, I had a scheduled c/s and it was much easier for me mentally. No emotional spells for me.
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Mon, 02-23-2004 - 4:01pm
I would have exercised more. I think this would have helped me bounch back quicker.

Megan

Michael 11/6/03

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Mon, 02-23-2004 - 4:48pm
I wouldn't have planned it any differently. Mine was fine!

Ann EDD 9-28 #7

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Tue, 02-24-2004 - 10:36am

I would have read the C-section parts of all the pregnancy books.

Kelly & Mikah Rose (4/3/03)

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Tue, 02-24-2004 - 1:19pm
Read about it in my books. That was the one thing I skipped over when reading to prepare for childbirth. I'm not sure there was alot else we could have done, my 2 planned csections were about the same, just lighter hospital bags since i didn't need to worry about labor tools. LOL

Julie

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Tue, 02-24-2004 - 4:33pm
I would've been more open to the possibility of having a c/s at the c/s class during my childbirth education - almost skipped that night.

I would've been WAY more persistent at my weekly doc appts when I tried to tell my doctor that I kept feeling "what felt like a head under my ribs" and I would have asked her to check again when she told me that dd was not breech.

Most importantly, i would've demanded that something be done about my bleeding incision when I went to the ER two nights after I'd come home, instead of just taking the gauze they sent me home with and believing that it was normal, and hopefully would've avoided the additional eight weeks of recovery that the complications caused me after they had to re-open the incision site due to infection.

Jen

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