Pru, I guess that's another option I need to consider. My ob said the earliest she would induce me is at 39 weeks though (Bec, probably for the reason you mentioned), but that's better than possibly going overdue, which I have done on a number of occasions. Definitely will consider pain relief if I do go VB.
Thanks to everyone who has posted and please keep your experiences coming!
Last edited by babylily; 21-03-2012 at 12:21.
Am keeping an eye on this interesting thread. I had an emmergency CS for #1, but due to it being caused by bubs I could still go VBAC for #2. I've heard horror stories with VB's and cos I had such a great CS and recovery am interested to see these compared aswell to help my decision for this time.
I hope you get all the info you need to make your decision.
My twins were induced at 37 weeks because I had such a bad experience the first time around I couldn't leave anything to chance, I seriously wanted to be monitored every minute in a private hospital. At the time, I had a very qualified doctor, a fetal medicine specialist. Perhaps a terrified labouring mother is more dangerous??
I was induced with my first it was planned as I had GD for me it was a great experience all over in just over 4 hrs yes it's intense but worth it!!! C sections scare the pants off me cause the thought of having an epidural really freaks me out!!! I'm assuming I will be induced this time around again cause I have GD but will play it by ear. Best of luck with your choice - my research tells me that both vVB and CS have their own risks not one more so than the other. At least you know you are built to give birth naturally.
i had a c/s first took my over 6 months to get completely back to normal
My vaginal was soo much better a bit of bruising but i was fine and she was 9 pound 2
My first was an emergency c/s and my 2nd a vb.
The c/s was tough, but the 20hr labour then having the c/s made it worse. I felt like I'd been hit by a bus, I didn't get out of bed for a whole day, when I did to go to the loo and shower it was so hard. It was painful to sit and get up and I couldn't really walk properly.
I was also allergic to the morphine which made pain management harder.
It took a good 6 weeks to really recover with no more pain, although I still felt numb for a few more months.
My 2nd was a drug free 5hr labour and yes it was pretty intense, so I understand the panic regarding the labour, for me too I think it's the worst part!! And I don't think I could do it again either..., but in saying that once she was out, I didn't need any pain relief, I was up showering 2 hrs later, I could walk no problem, I was home day 2, cooking, cleaning, shopping and looking after the kids. The recovery just didn't compare, I didn't have to 'think' whether I could pick up things or move quickly. Of course it was still a pain going to the loo the first 2 weeks, dtd was off the cards for 3 months and hemoroids thanks to pushing the baby out :/
But still way easier than my c/s.
I've heard an elective c/s is easier and avoiding labour *I think would make a difference cause the long labour then emergency cs was rough.
Also to consider is you don't get to see and hold the baby straight after a c/s, not the same way you do with a vb anyway, there is no recovery room after a vb and the baby stays with you the whole time. For me, not seeing my 1st after the cs still makes me upset almost 3 years later, time I will never get back
With both of mine they were pulled out (I asked that they be wiped down first, but normally they won't be) and given to me for skin on skin, they came with me to recovery where they didn't leave me once. They were weighed and measured next to my bed once we returned to the ward.
I'd ask your hospital what their procedure is regarding this.
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