Tuesday Talk: Did you fear dying in childbirth?

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Registered: 01-19-2008
Tuesday Talk: Did you fear dying in childbirth?
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Tue, 02-07-2012 - 9:08pm
Before, during, or after your delivery? Be they irrational fears, or fears due to traumatic events during your delivery and recovery, did you ever fear that you might actually die from childbirth? Do you think childbirth, and particularly c-section deliveries are taken seriously enough these days?
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Registered: 07-21-1998
Fri, 02-17-2012 - 11:01am

By this point, I'd be more afraid of an induction than a c-section (I've never had one; I survived the failed epi and found the no-med VBAC rather easy).

Cthulu Crochet

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Registered: 07-21-1998
Fri, 02-17-2012 - 11:04am

Something like a year after the c-section I ran across an article that claimed "You will have sensation, but no pain, like a tooth being pulled out with novocaine" and damn near lost it just sitting there. I had a perfectly good tooth extraction with novocaine; the c-section (where the doctor swore I was just feeling "pressure" and for a while I almost believed it despite knowing I was VERY unhappy with the "pressure" ) was nothing like that.

Cthulu Crochet

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 02-17-2012 - 1:50pm
Wait. It compared a c section to having a tooth pulled?!?! Oh yeah, I can see how that's pretty much the same thing. NOT! Although I did not have actual pain during the section. It just felt like I was being ripped in half with all the pulling and jerking and shaking they were doing. It was actually unnerving knowing how I was being thrashed around and not feeling any pain. I guess I could compare it to having a tooth pulled-If that tooth weighed over 8 pounds and took a whole team of people to wrestle it out of me.

Manda :)

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