new here! start ttc in a month!

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Registered: 03-31-2003
new here! start ttc in a month!
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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 1:43pm
Hi all! I'm so excited and a little bit terrified! Our first was born via semi-emergency c section 17 months ago. We've decided to start working on number 2 next month. I'm excited because I loved being pregnant the first time and I want to give our ds a sibling. I'm terrified because I don't want to have another c section and I'm afraid of being pressured into it. I'm also worried about caring for a toddler and a newborn! Yikes! But I've never heard of anyone dying from taking care of kids, so I figure I'll survive! ;) I need to make an appointment to have my IUD removed. I've had the Mirena for about 15 months and I've loved it. I'm a little worried about getting it removed. I was told to expect "mild discomfort and mild cramping" when I got it put in and I was shaking and sweating and couldn't stand up for like 10 minutes, so I think they lied! Now my NP says its nothing to have it removed and I have to wonder if its just another gross understatement. Has anybody done this before? What should I expect? Was there bleeding? Cramping?

Manda :)

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Thu, 04-12-2012 - 4:36pm
I can't give you any advice on having the Mirena out, I hope it's not too bad for you. Hopefully you won't need another c-section, do you think your doctor will let you try for a VBAC? Somehow you'll manage with a toddler and a newborn, it just magically works out ;)

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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 6:01pm
Well, I've had one practice in town recommended to me for vbac. I asked a L&D nurse about it and she recommended the same one that my old midwife recommended, so I'll go with them. I'd like to stick with my midwives because I liked dealing with just 3 women (as opposed to the 5-6 dr/mw group I'm switching to) but the hospital they use doesn't allow planned vbac. So I'm going to the other hospital and the one practice who has the most successful vbacs. From what the ob told me after my cs and from what I've read, there's nothing from my previous pregnancy/delivery to indicate I shouldn't go for it.

Manda :)