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Just wondering if anyone else has had a classical c-section? I seem to be the only one who has?
sorry to sound dumb but what is a classical c-sect? is that where they cut up rather than across or somthing?
If Gizmo is right - I think there are different reasons for doing so... They needed to remove things?
Otherwise - nope i had a stock standard ceaser...
yeah i have the normal scar on outside but i have an internal scar going up coz they said that my uterus hadnt formed yet.
I am still not sure why i had it this way just wondering if anyone could shed some light from experience.
I havent had one yet, have had 3 normal ones but when we have our next bubba I will be having a classical as I have too much scar tissue for them to go over it again and my last csect was complicated by this a lot.
How long did recovery take? I'm told it can be longer than a normal csect as we will then have 5 children I will need to find out as much as possible to organise extra help after the birth!
yeah my DD was born at 30 weeks and i know of a few who have had bubs born this early and they have had a normal c section. Why am i different?
I recovered really well i was back at work after 2 weeks (whoops am i bad) i was careful but i felt fine. Possibly coz it was my first c section might be different when i have my next c section.
My DP was no help but my mum flew and helped out alot.
Also as she is my first i didnt have any other children to look after and as she was in hospital 8 weeks it gave me time to recover.
As long as you have some good support and help u should be ok!
nope all my 4 were the normal cuts adn 1 of my children was premmie too. so being premmie has nothing to do with it. i do know that some people do have to have a classic cut to get to the bub quickly perhaps this was the case with you perhaps her vitals may not have been excellent or cord problems etc.its not because she was premmie.
A Classic c/s used to be the standard. It is where an incision is made vertically in the uterus.
Generally these days a Lower Section Caesarian Section (LSCS) is performed unless there is reason for doing otherwise, as it is believed to be safer and less invasive (a woman is more likely to have a successful VBAC with a LSCS).
Prior to my elective c/s, I was given a great deal of info from the hospital on the surgery. One of the info sheets regarding c/s I received was from the Royal Australian & NZ College of Obstetrics & Gynaecologists and it explains the two very well. Perhaps you could ask your OB or Dr for this or similar info?
Here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesarean_section) is also a good explanation of it from Wikipedia.
There are also many good articles if you Google "classical caesarian section"
Other than that, I had a LSCS, so I can't really help you there! I do have a friend who had very premmie twins (26 weeks) and she had to have an emergency c/s which was Classical.
Happy mum of three
Hi I have had three C/S, the first being emergency and the other two elective. My third - DD (02/05/06) was a classical cut -horizontal on the outer and vertical on the inside. My GP discussed this with us beforehand as DD had not engaged and was tucked away under my ribs. She was born at 38 weeks. They were concerned whether or not they would be able to get her with a normal horizontal cut. When they did get in there she was tangled up in the cord and it took longer than anticipated to get her out and quite a while to stitch me up. However we were both fine and no problems with her at all.
My recovery didn't seem any different from the others - I acutally cope quite well but the pain did seem more intense this time - maybe I can remember this one more I don't know. After about 3 weeks I was slightly normal again but didn't do any heavy lifting or vacuuming etc as instructed.
Due to our particular situation I have been told not to have any more children as complications can arise from this particular cut.
Good luck with your delivery and best wishes for a healthy baby.
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