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Just a little freaked out now that I am a week away from c section.:eek:
I was reading all the info hospital gave me about the risks and realised I've had way too much time to think about it all.
My first baby was emergency c/s, but I had been in labour awhile, was pretty out of it on gas and pethidine and in so much pain that I would have consented to them getting the baby out any way possible!
This time it is scheduled because I have a large, breech baby who is also facing the wrong way (not sure what you call that?) and lying a little transverse too. Basically worst possible position.
I'm just really scared and anxious about it all, last time didn't have the chance to worry. This will be my last baby and I want to enjoy the experience as much as possible, I don't even remember most of first one! :(
Just looking for some reassurance and positive experiences from people who've been in a similar situation.
i haven't been in your situation YET but will be in 60 days time and i am freaking out also.
Well i had an elective caesar 10 weeks ago and it was a completely positive experience. The most painful part of the operation was them putting in the drip in my hand at the start.
I still bonded with my baby. I still managed to fully BF her. I got up for a walk on the same day.
I feel 100% over it by 4 weeks. It took me another 4 weeks to feel over the pregnancy.
One word of advice - take as many pain killers as you are allowed. The pain can creep up on you and by the time it gets bad it takes ages for the painrelief to work.
I have just had DS2 by elective c-section after DS1 was a long labour ending in emergency c-section. My first experience was terrible and it really put me off c-sections. I was actually intending on trying for a VBAC, but opted for an elective c-section as I was fearful of my labour ending in an emergency again.
I thought about the c-section a lot too. Luckily I only had 2 days to think about it as it was scheduled after I was already overdue. My main concerns were not the op itself, but the recovery, both mentally and physically. I was worried I was doing the wrong thing. But when bubs came out bigger than my first bub, all those worries went away.
I have 2 pieces of advice
1. Keep on top of pain relief because it really does make a huge different to your recovery
2. Try to focus on the fact that you'll have ur baby in your arms, not that you're having an op
It'll all work out. Good luck and congratulations!!
Judging by the position your little one is in, I would say that a c/sec would be the only way out???? (I know I will probably be shot for that comment :rolleyes: )
All I know is that I am attempting a VBAC in July and my OB said that I can VBAC as long as my baby is not too big, breech or transverse. So this describes your total situation. I would think it safer for you to deliver by c/sec.
If that is the case then you should just relax and know that bub and you will be safe at the end of the day. Easier said than done I know, but you have to try or you will send yourself insane!
Thanks for the responses and support. My experience sounds similar to yours Jac (ChubStar) - the emergency c section with my first wasn't a great experience, but I was still considering an elective anyway because I was so afraid of another emergency one. An elective seemed the lesser of two evils. In the end it was decided for me with the baby being breech.
At this stage DramaQueen a c section really is the only option. It was possible to do a version, but they are predicting my baby will be over 4kg. Now that I am nearly 39 weeks a version isn't likely to work (no room to move her around - needs to be done week 37) so I've left it too late for that anyway. I know that having a c section is the best option for me and baby, but it is still a bit scary.
I hope that your planned VBAC goes well and you get the birth you want. There is a very good success rate provided the like you said bubs is in the right position.
Thanks again everyone.
I'm having my 1st bub by planned c/s this Monday (23rd April) and am a little anxious to say the least.
I've known from day one that I will be having a c/s but it is still hard to get my head around having major surgery ..... even the reward of meeting out little girl doesn't seem to help all that much because I know to meet her I have to get through the c/s first.
I'm pathetic I know - but I think yours and my fears are natural and normal.... let's hope they are normal anyway :o .
All the best with the birth of your bub.
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