Intro & Short Version of my C/S Story
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|Tue, 03-06-2012 - 3:25pm|
I'm scheduled for my 2nd c/s this coming Monday, March 12. I've been browsing this board, looking for hope that the 2nd c/s recovery is a BREEZE compared to the first!!
After going through a couple of pregnancy losses, I was a nervous wreck during my entire pregnancy with my daughter. During the entire pregnancy I was convinced that something would go wrong. I did develop high blood pressure during the last 8-9 weeks, which wasn't shocking considering I was so anxious all the time.
I had to be induced when the BP got out of control, then after 12 hours of labor, rising BP, and absolutely no progress, I had a c/s. Honestly, it was wonderful. I had a perfectly painless epidural that worked the first time. My doctor talked me through everything that was happening in a very calm voice. And when they pulled my daughter out and she cried, I could finally relax and enjoy life!
The recovery was a bit difficult and painful, but I also think I didn't do a good job of asking for pain meds when I needed them. You live and learn, and I will do a better job this time.
If anyone has advice on breastfeeding after a c/s, I'd appreciate any input. I've asked the same question on the BF'ing board today. I was in so much pain after the first c/s, I just decided not to try at all. I wish it had been different, but I did the best I could at the time.