Why did you choose c-section?

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-21-2006
Why did you choose c-section?
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Thu, 09-10-2009 - 10:56pm

Hello all,


I'm Mindy and 29 weeks pregnant with #2.

Mindy

Expecting a Turkey Baby -11/28

My baby has grown so big in the last two weeks that

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Sun, 09-13-2009 - 10:44pm

Hi Mindy -


Thanks for posting. I think you're looking at a fairly difficult dilema that many of us have also faced. Just to give you some background, here is my story. My first DD was born by emergency C section after 24 hours of unmedicated labor and 4 hours of pushing. I was one of those Mom's that wanted everything to be natural and I would have even entertained the home birth idea!! :)

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Registered: 12-17-2007
Mon, 09-14-2009 - 10:54am

Hi Mindy,


It's definitely a difficult choice. No matter what you choose, there is always the chance that something unexpected will throw off your plan.


If you decide on VBAC, you'll probably have a better idea this time around if things are progressing or not and could make the call to go with c/s (if necessary) before you have to go through 48 hours of labor. On the other hand, knowing what to expect with a 2nd c/s is nice. Fear of the unknown is a difficult thing for me, personally.


Good luck making your choice. I'm sure you'll figure out what's best for you!

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Registered: 03-18-2009
Fri, 09-18-2009 - 3:19am

Candice - Thanks for contributing to this conversation!!!


I hope you'll continue to "hang out" here!


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