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Just a quick question of how long you were in labour for before you had your caesarean?
And if you had an elective caesarean, why?
I had DD via caesar almost a year ago but was in labour for 19 1/2 long hours!!!
i was in labour 26 hrs the has c section
it was because bens heart rate was dropping and they wanted him out quick
i went the whole time without any drug (which im really proud of ) and then within 15mins of them saying they needed ben out i had pethadine to try and stop contractions and then had a epi once the anethisit (sp?) came
I was in labour 28 hours before having an emergency c/s.
Ended up haivang a c/s as my water brokes at the start of labour, DS was fine even up intil just before going into theatre.
While I TECHNICALLY had an elective c-section, I never wanted to have one so for me it wasn't a decision I made. Sure, I signed the paperwork, but only because I thought that I HAD to.
I had my c-section because I would not go into labour, even after being induced, and DD was 2 weeks late.
I would REALLY love to go into labour though. While I KNOW it will probably hurt like hell, I'd just like to experience it. It's something I feel like I've missed out on - I can never relate to anyone when they talk about contractions...and I feel as if I should because I am a mother. Must seem weird...WANTING to go into labour! lol.
Stacey, I completely understand you, and you are not weird! They really should have another category for C/S, elective, emergemcy, and medically necessary.
I was in labour about 17 hours before the slice and dice :thumbsdown: I cannot wait until this birth, I am finally going to use my birth canal!
Id been in full labour in hospital for 28 hours (not counting any of the labour time at home) before I had my caesarean.
It was emergency caesar due to bub being in full breech (the doctors didnt pick it until right at the end! :banghead: ) and bub was getting stressed.
Good thing was I got to 9cm dilated so Im hoping for a smoother labour this time around! :fingerscrossed:
I went into hospital on the Thursday and I was induced ( I was 1cm already) then laboured until Saturday morning (I was 9cm) and my baby turned fully posterior so I had to have an emergency c-section at 8am that morning. I FULL ON laboured for 18 hours.
I have to have another c-section with this baby, but trying to have it done at around 39 1/2 weeks so bub can take full advantage of staying inside me until then. Hopefully I wont go into spontaneous labour!
With our second this year my regular contractions started at about 7.30pm on NYE and continued until i was about 8cm dialated at 4am NYD The midwife didnt pickup he was posterior with full brow presentation so he wasnt comming out so we left the birth centre and had an emerg caesar at 5am so 8.5 hrs
24 hours +2 hours of pushing resulting in emergency c/section which sucked the big one :thumbsdown:
This is one of the things that peeves me, because I've never had one of these long drawn out labours before my c/secs.....why couldnt they have more patience with me?
Maybe with my 1st I can kinda understand.....I took about 9 hours to fully dilate, and then was pushing a posterior bub for 2 hrs and 40 mins. He became stuck, and the ob felt that trying to turn him with a ventouse or something would have been fruitless...I must say, when they were pulling him out during the c/sec, it did take them a while, he was pretty wedged in (it felt like having a humongous tooth pulled from my pelvis!) and he had a cone head for about 24 hours after....
My vbac was about the same amount of time, though I only pushed for 16 minutes :smiliedance:
My 3rd, again I was in labour for about 9 hours, and for the last 3 or so of those I didnt budge from 7cms (in fact, my husband reckons they did one measurement of 8 cms, but when the ob came to check, I'd returned to 7cms.....)......so they whisked me in and sliced me open......
Why couldnt they wait a bit longer? I wasnt bothered by waiting longer..... I just needed an expert midwife who could reposition me and calm me down! (sorry, little rant :o )
so......I feel for your ladies who laboured for 20 odd hours or more.......:hugs:
I had my c-section because I would not go into labour, even after being induced.
SassyMummy that is me too. I was induced, nothing, nada, two hours of weak contractions that stopped, didn't dilate at all, no waters breaking, NADA!! OB gave me the option to go home and wait it out, or to have the c/s 6 hours later. I took the c/s option as going home after 36 hours in hospital - psyched up for the arrival of DS- would have been horrible.
I am glad of the lack of pain thing, but I agree with SassyMummy that I would like to have had my body kick-start the birthing process itself. We do what we have to do though and I still had a positive birthing experience - seeing Nathan for the first time and holding him to my chest was an awesome feeling.
I am v keen on a VBAC 2nd time around (whenever that will be!) but if it pans out that I have to have a c/s again then I am good with that (with or without the labour).
26 hours then a c/s... that would SUCK.
With DD1 I started getting contractions 11am Saturday, and didn't have the emergency c/s til 4pm Monday.....I think Sunday morning i was classed as being in advanced labour....so still probably about 36 hrs....They had to get her out as they finally discovered she was transverse (sideways?), and in distress....and they'd already tried the forceps and ventouse (sp?)....
DD2's c/s was medically advised, (and i'm glad 'cos no way would i have had any more kids if i had to go natural, and risk getting the same result), so no labour that time for me!
I had a 24 hour labour with DS#1 before i had a emergency cesarean, with DS#2 i had an elective cesarean cause i didnt want to go through my first ordeal again, lucky i did though because DS#2 was 10lbs, 4 oz.
Mum to Blaze and Bailey
I was in labour 36 hours plus 3 hours of pushing, before they gave me a c/s because she was stuck and to high up for forceps or vacuum. It took so long to dilate because she was posterior and not engaged until the pushing stage. Gotta say as soon as they said I was having a emerg c/s, I was so relieved.
30 hrs of labour for DD1 then 7 hrs with DD2. I was booked in for an elective with DD2, but she wanted to pick her b'day! lol
If we have a 3rd i am trying for a natural. If it doesn't work it doesn't matter. Would just like to experience labour again.
How long you were in labour for before you had your caesarean?
Pushed for 1.5hours, then bub was distressed, so the decision was made to do an emergency c/s (Ob also said bub's head was too big for my pelvis, but I beg to differ - I had a vbac with #2 and his head is bigger :confused: )
I had an elective C section. And not because im a 'wimp' as some people would say, but just because I don't feel it was the right thing to do for me to have a'natural' birth. I just don't think anything should come out of 'there'. For me personally. I completely understand people who want natural births but it jusy wasnt for me. Maybe im a prude.
Gosh that was far to litterate for my state of tipsyness!!!:laughing: :laughing:
I was in labour for nearly 48 hours....10 hours at the hospital. I arrvied and was 7cm dialated but OB came in and found DD was posterior. 4 hours of naturally trying to turn her with advise from fantastic midwife, I had an emergency c sec due to my extremely high blood pressure. :banghead:
DD was removed but found cord was around her neck twice which is more than likely why she couldn't get herself out of the posterior position. All I can say is I am extremely lucky. If it was up to me I would of laboured at home for much longer but DH was getting distressed.
Looking forward to trying a VBAC next time, but know what to expect if it ends up being a c sec again:thumbsdown:
I had issues coming to terms about not having my natural birth I longed for but one look at DD and I forget all about it!:kiss:
I was in labour for 20 hours, then a failed vacuum and a caesar.
I was induced. In labour for over 16hrs then failed vacuum so had emergency ceaser. And at 10lb 11oz it was no wonder he wasnt comming out that way!
Next time im going for an elective ceaser because the last was so rushed i could feel them cutting and got gased out so didnt see my boy for 30-60min after and felt i really missed out :crying:
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