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    Default Bad elective c section experiences...?

    So im going to have another elective c section with this bubs...I have heard all the wonderful positive elective c section stories...now im after the bad...

    Has anyone gone in for an elective c section (not emergency) and hated the experience or had an awful time? Did you have any complications?

    I went into my first c section not knowing any of the risks..now I want all the information available.

    Did you go in with high hopes and a positive outlook and have a miserable time?

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    I lost sensation to my toes for several months, I had to have two spinals as the first batch was faulty and had a huge bleed, but I still consider it a good experience and my second had no issues.

    I was terrified of having a general, but this is more common with emergency csections.

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    Wow so just the one?? That's gotta be good right?!

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    I had a c-section last month due to grade 3 placenta praevia. My actual c-section experience was quite positive and the complications I had were actually due to the PP (loss of blood and requiring several transfusions) which I was warned could happen so I was prepared for this.

    This complication did impact on my recovery (didn't get out of bed until halfway through day 3 instead of being up and about sooner like most ladies who have c-sections) which has given me a slightly more negative view of my experience. The pain I experienced when I was first up and about was intense (even on pain killers).

    I think without the complications of the PP I would say my c section experience was 100% positive but having said that if I didn't have PP I would have tried for a natural birth.

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    I also would like to hear some bad elective c-sect stories as I'm also planning one for September and want to be as informed as possible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by melissa20588 View Post
    I also would like to hear some bad elective c-sect stories as I'm also planning one for September and want to be as informed as possible!
    Hey snap, Sep for me too!

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    I had a positive experience but I did get a very nasty infection in my skin...not in my wound that would have been common...no I had to get it in the layers of skin in my abdomen. I discharged myself after ten days and had to be on i v meds and antibiotics for six weeks. I couldn't breastfeed as a result. I did try start up again using motilium but gave up without support.

    This experience was terrifying. I did freak out that I was going to die as they thought I might have golden staff. My ob was fantastic, he would come check on me at all times of day and night.

    I don't blame anyone these things happen. Just make sure you report any heat on skin or feeling unwell.

    I am having a second csection in June, a little terrified but I did love the actual birth and tbh the other part of recovery was a breeze.

    I just need to have swabs done for wierd bacteria and be on antibiotics during procedure.

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    One of my best friends had an elective c/s. I am not sure if she had a spinal or an epidural, but it wasn't completely effective before they started. She started screaming due to pain and the next thing she knew she was waking up after her general and missed the birth. She has suffered a bit due to the trauma of the experience. Her first baby was also an elective (planned due to placenta praevia) and it had been perfect.


 

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