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    Default C Section under general - Any positive stories out there?

    A c section under general looks like a possibility for us, are there any positive stories out there? I can't see any positives myself....

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    Um, I don't know of any particularly happy stories, but nevertheless it will help you to hear of other's experiences. Elleandsam had her bub via caesar under general due to complete placenta previa earlier this year. Perhaps her story is on here, I'm not sure. Why not shoot her a PM?

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    Me!

    I had a GA, kids are now 2 & running around the house crazy.

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    Is there any way to make it a positive experience? I just can't see how there is

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    My friend had a GA for a c/s (cant remember why) but she had a completely positive experience. I guess it depends of what you make of it and your expectations of a c/s under a GA.

    Is there something in particular that you are worried about or is it the whole thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeJ View Post
    Is there any way to make it a positive experience? I just can't see how there is
    Yes, its what you make it. Have someone take photo's, a wrap for bub ready that youve slept with, if possible get DP to come into the OR & meet bub.

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    Hi, my friend had an emerg c section under GA so while that wasn't a great experience (bc was emergency), she is going to insist on one for her next baby. So obviously she didn't have a problem with the GA at all

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    Get babe to have skin on skin with Daddy until you can. Get pictures so that at least you can see afterwards. Get Daddy and bub in recovery with you ASAP.

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    totally wrong thread *doh*
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    I think neither dh or I being there when bub is born is just horrible The fact I'll miss those moments just after being born, dh too.

    Also, I'm worried, I remember going under for 1 or 2 other ops, and you feel shocking 'coming out', I'm worried about feeling crappy afterwards, too run down to have a real crack at bf'ing, and bonding, and well, enjoying bubs first day. I'd 'planned' on just having lots of skin to skin, lots of feeds in that first 24 hours, and going for a general makes me think that I will feel too sick to do that.

    Skin to skin with dad is a great idea, why hadn't I thought of that? Thanks x

    They've told me dh won't be able to be in the OR, I assume he will be able to wait and have bub as soon as they check them over though. He is acting like everything is fine, I'm not sure it's sunk in that we miss the 'birth', and all that that entails, iykwim?


 

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