View Full Version : Bubs needing special care after c-section?
After attending antenatal classes on the weekend, im now all worried about what happens with bub after.
How often do babies need special care after a normal cesearan? Even if i go into labour, i will be sent to have a cesearan straight up, so there shouldnt :fingerscrossed: be any distress to be worried about...
They were saying that babies delievered by cesearan have breathing problems as their lungs dont get squeezed out in the birth canal...
How many have ppl have had their baby go into special care after a cesearan?
sorry babe but it is quite common..for the reason you listed (squeezing) ... Jack was in there for several days :(
:( I dont want him to go in there! I want my little boy!!!!!
thanks Jen ... you know i just want him here now!
tyhleigha & izaiah's mum
well after i had a emerg/c with my first as soon as all the drugs and stuff had worn off i had bubby in with me and stayed there til it was leaving time
Eliza was fine no problems got 9 and 10 on the apgar score :)
My dd did need a quick suction immediately after being born, but after that everything was great! No time in special nursery
DD was 5 weeks early, borderline low birth weight (LBW is 2.5 and under and she was born 2.6 but dropped to 2.1) and needed some assistance breathing to get her started but she didnt go to special care at all after my c-sect! So theres definitely hope for you :D I honestly didnt think it was 'that' common for them to go to special care.
DS did but he was 9 weeks early and very low birth weight (VLBW is under 1.5 and he was 1.2 dropped to 1.0) he spent 6 weeks in special care but not at all related to the c-sect, all because of how prem he was!
I'll be having my 3rd bub in the next fortnight it seems and she will be going straight to special care but thats again not because of csect but because i have insulin dependant gestational diabetes and she will be premmie as well.
Mum Mum Mum
I had a pretty awful birth and in the end had an emergency c-section as bubs was so distressed but he came out fine and got a 10/10 apgar score.
:fingerscrossed: everything goes well for you!
dont panic bekky - your birth may not go this way - but Jack was fine just after the birth.. it was the next morning that they noticed a problem... he was checked over my middies and a ped- but it wasn't till the next morning they noticed..
(you are garrett are both tough... be aware but not worried... :hugs: )
My Eliza was born at 37 weeks and an elect c-section, she didnt need SCN till day 6 when her feeding was non existant just my boobies ....nothing to do with ceaser
i ended up with an emergency c-section cause bub was too big (11lb 4oz & 57.5cms long) she spent two nights in SCN cause she got a fever from me that i had during labour - it was hard cause all i wanted was my baby & she was on another floor & i was stuck in a bed!
Don't worry about it.
I had 2 cesareans. Both times babies did great on apgar. After birth, they were checked by pediatrician, weighed, measured, tested and were given to DH to hold and wait for me in our room while I was in recovery.
Your little man will be fine! :thumbsup:
:fingerscrossed: for you.
I had an emergency c-section and bubs was with me straight after being weighed and measured, all bubs are different and all mums are different.
Take it as it comes and don't stress.
i had an emergency c/s and my wee man was in scbu for 2 days, it was hard but the support from the nurses was great
dont stress and good luck!
I had an elective c/section, no problems, DS just had to go under a heat lamp for half an hour whilst I was in recovery, after that he was fine, little bit of jaundice but nothing to do with being a c/section
Honestly dont stress
I had a c/section and bub never had to go into special care or under heat lamps or anything, went straight into the maternity ward with me:thumbsup:
I had my c-section because DD was 2 weeks overdue. It wasn't really elective, but it was emergency either...I found out I'd be having it a day before I did have it. DD wasn't in any sort of distress either...but the doctors did it just to be safe.
DD didn't breathe for 11 minutes following her arrival. I was a bit out of it at the time, but they were suctioning and whatnot and she just couldn't breathe. She was TRYING to...but wasn't getting there. They called for help and just before help arrived she started doing it on her own. I saw her for a minute (didn't hold or touch her) before she was whisked away.
While I was in recovery she was in special care in a crib. When I was wheeled back to the maternity ward, I stopped in at special care for a cuddle and such. She was doing fine, but they kept her in for about an hour more just to make sure.
I had her with me for that whole night. I think I missed maybe 2-3 hours before she was in my room with me. About 1.5 hours of that was spent in recovery anyway so it didn't seem that long.
My bub was fine after my c/s. She had a apar of 9 and 10.
She also had no breathing diffulcuties and she had pooed inside my too.
I wouldnt worry to much about it.
just wanted you o know my story ive had 2 c/s
first he was 5 weeks early and had lung problems so he was in NBCU for 11 days
cameron was 4 days late and he had no problems and got 9 and 9 for his scores
ive known so many people who have had c/s babies and im the only one who had there bub in NBCU after si dont stress to much about this if the baby needs care i doubt it would be because of the c/s itself more to do with the babies progress
I had my DS2 via emergency c-section and he was meant to be in SCN for 24 hours but they weren't really busy so they decided that I could have him with me and they just done regular checks, but the only reason was his size, I got to sleep him in bed with me. Then with DD, we found out 2 days before we had her that I had to have a c-section and they did tell me that now they have to take bubs to the nursery for the first 24 hours if there was nobody with me, this was because if she started choking or something I couldn't get up to help her. They just bought her back to me when she needed a feed, or if someone came to visit I got them to bring her back as well.
Don't stress, you and bubs will be fine, and in the end it is better to be safe then sorry.
i had a c/section and DS was all fine. Actually I hadn't heard about an increased risk of bubs needing to go to special care nursery after caesarians until I read this thread...
good luck with it all.
I had a C-section and bubs didn't need any special care. My husband held him after he was weighed and measured and I feed him in the recovery room. My sister had 3 caesareans and her bubs didn't need any special care either.
I hadn't heard about this either.
Jack was born at 37.5 weeks by emergency caesar. HIs APGAR's were great, but in our Maternity Hospital all babies born under 2.5kg (he was 2460) are automatically admitted to Special Care Nursery. He was in for 7 days, also because my milk had not come in yet, so he had a nasogastric tube for feeding.
My DD was born via C/Section and she came straight back with me to the ward... well she was there with her Dad before I got back from theatre! However, she ended up in the SCN around 4-5 hours after she was born because she was making a purring noise!! It was her breathing and she also had low blood sugar... she was in there for 24 hours, then she was fine!
We were one of those unlucky few whose baby did need NICU for 7 days and then step down care for another 2. It probably would have been another couple of days as he had lost over 500gms and had not gained any weight before we left but it was 2 days before Christmas and the NNU was getting very crowded. We had to go in every couple of days for weigh ins!
Ash was an elective c-section 13 days early. Within 5 mins it was apparent that he was having difficulty breathing. He was rushed off to the NICU and I wasn't able to hold him or feed him for the next 5 days. It was an awful experience. Ash had Hyaline Membrane Disease or "premmie lungs". He had so many tubes and lines on him that we lost count. The docs were at a loss as to why he had premmie lungs when he was only 13 days early and considered full term. The NICU staff believed that it was due to the c-section and that all the fluid had not been "squeezed out" as it would during a vaginal birth. We had already had 2 very difficult vaginal births and were told that the 3rd really needed to be a c-section. However, Ash ended up being the sickest at birth.
Saying all this does not mean that you and your son will go through the same but it helps to be prepared. I was totally unprepared and found it all very difficult especially with 2 other children at home. I had to leave Ash in hospital which tore me apart. Now Ash is a thriving 17 month old. He has me and his older brothers chasing him around. It all seems a distant memory!!!
Good luck with it all!!
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