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I had an elective c-section for my first child in Jan this year. I chose to have one because of a previous injury where i broke my back. In turn this has given me a lot of pain, especially through my pregnancy. The C-Section was fabulous. I was given the option of having a epidural or general. I chose epidural as i wanted to be 100% awake when bub was born, and wanted my partner to be there with me! It was the most positive experience of my life. I had a bit of pain when they were getting bub out, due to the place where the epidural was inserted ( because of my previous injury they inserted the needle lower than normal so i wasn't fully anethatised and could feel huge amounts of tugging and pulling. This was something that i could get through, and when you know that your abay will be here soon- it's nothing ( i just squeezed my partners hand so hard and beared it)
Oli was given to me as soon as he had been checked over and we had beautiful cuddles while i was beeing stitched up. Then he was taken with Daddy to be weighed etc, while i was in recovery for 15mins. Then it wasa back to the ward to be with my little man!!!!
Just wanted to share a positive c-sect experience, and would recomend it if you were considering it!
Thanks for starting this, I think a lot of ladies here need to hear somthing positive about C/sections if they have emergancy or elective.:yelclap:
thankyou!! all I get when discussing C-section is negative stories:mad: I am having twins in October and have all but decided to have a ceasarian, it is very nice to hear a great story!
My C section was also a very positive experience. I knew I was having one from about 28 weeks but ended up having it a little earlier than the booked in 38week date due to suspected fetal distress (was never a problem he was just ready to come out) at 37 weeks.
I got to hospital, was preped by some lovely midwives, had a really long consult with the anesthetist about what the process for the spinal block was then more time with OB - felt completely informed on what would happen.
Had a little trouble inserting the spinal block (husband turned green and needed a moment and a cool drink before he passed out :laughing: ) A tiny midwife helped me bare down for the spinal block they finally got it in took about 20mins all up then less than 5 mins later I was cuddling bub.
Felt a little tugging and my blood pressure dropped a bit after bub was removed but I think that was my adrenaline stopping dead as I had been wired all day leading up the surgery.
Daddy got to cut cord, baby was weighed, checked over - all perfect and in my arms before we left operating room and spend 1/2 hr in recovery to check my and babies sugar levels - had GD during last 1/2 of pregnancy. all fine and wheeled back to room just over an hr after we left it.
A wonderful experience, If I need to go that way again I will have no problems.
I hope anyone who is looking at this option for their birth either by choice or necessity has as positive experience as I did. :thumbsup:
i had a great c/section. had it after 10 hours of a traumatic labour, which i hated!!! had baby at 1 in the morning was up walking with assistance to the shower at 10 the same day. the next day i refused all pain relief, even panadol, not because i was being tough, but because i did not hurt. went home after 72 hours and a midwife came to my house to take the staples out. during the op i felt nothing, they kept checking with ice throughout it to make sure i was numb. had a lovely anethesist beside me and he said if you feel vague let us know its a sign of blood pressure dropping. as i am epileptic i often feel vague but this was different , i was able to tell them straight away and they fixed it. the anethesist also took heaps of photos for us of bub as soon as they took him out as thats "behind the scenes". it hurt for afew days going from laying down to getting up but they teach you how to do it prop.
as i said i hated every minute of labour. i was induced and monitered so i was stuck in bed, vomiting, bleeding and in so much pain, def c/section for this bub due 28th oct 06
Fantastic to hear. Congratulations!
I had a great c/section too :thumbsup:
So glad to hear all the positive stories popping up lately, when I was pregnant there were NO positive stories here at all which made me terrified of having one. I'm glad we've been able to tell our stories! :smiliedance:
I think its gret to hear all the positive stories as well..when i was told that a c-section was the best option for both me and bub i was overloaded with so much negative information that it was hard to see the positives!!!! Hope it helps others in the same positions!!!
I'm another one who had a fantastic experience giving birth to my gorgeous DD by elective C/section. Due to my medical history, I knew that I had to have a caesar, so I tried to focus on the positives during my pregnancy. All the staff were wonderful, DH cut the umbilical cord and I also got to cuddle my DD and DH was with her whilst I was in recovery for 30 mins, then we three were alone together and DD had her 1st bf 1 hr after her birth. I had very little pain and bleeding which all stopped 10 days after the birth. I am pleased to see other women sharing their +ve c/section stories, I remember nearly 8 months ago when I was preparing for mine, there weren't many +ve experiences on the hub.
What wonderful stories everyone!! I love hearing (reading) happy birth stories :)
I also had a great c-section experience :)
I was an emergency but everything was still nice and calm, had a fantastic anaesthetist and wonderful nurses in theatre who took heaps of photos for me.
My ob has just told me I will have to have another for this bub and I'm more than happy for this to happen though I have decided I won't be telling anyone else as I've already had a few negative comments!
Great to hear of other positive experiences.
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