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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachell View Post
    Do you know how bad it is and is it preeclampsia??
    they cant figure out what it is that is what is worrying me, my ob has done all the tests under the sun i have no other symptoms of anything, so she has no idea :S im meant to be seeing a specialist next week who deals with high blood pressure in pregnancy maybe he can shed some light

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachell View Post
    And trust me.. If you can avoid the c-section.. Please ovoid it!! Get educated about the blood pressure! Do you know how bad it is and is it preeclampsia?? Will an early epidural lower it??. There are options depending on what level your blood pressure is at, and what's causing it. So many things you can ask which can make a huge difference to wether or not the c-section is needed.

    I was all for c-sections when I was pregnant... Let me tell you it's not just the after pain that sucks, it's the not being able to get up during the night to get your baby with out a nurse bringing her to you, or your husband helping you out of bed.
    Not being able to change there first nappy, or dress them in there first set of clothes, or not being able to go with them if they end up under the lights or when they go for routine tests at the hospital in there first few hours or days. The side effects from morphine.. I was vomiting the whole time and delusional the stuff they gave me to stop the vomiting made me have panic attacks (even though I have had morphine in the past and had no issues) I can't really remember my daughters first few days
    Breast feeding is HARD because you never had the skin to skin contact.
    And when they latch it usually hurts your uterus a bit any way as it helps it shrink back down.. Try doing it after a c-section :-0 and if you decided to go with formula.. Try sitting there for ages with a screaming hungry baby waiting for ages for the nurse to come in after you hit the buzzer so they can go and make YOUR baby a bottle
    Might not seem like much but it's the little things... And it made me very very depressed..

    It's also hard to know that whilst you were in recovery your husband got to experience you child's first few hours and you didn't.. And never will be able to once that time is gone.

    When you get back home and your off morphine.. And the pain actually hits you..
    And think of the future!
    I had my c-section done 14 months ago, can't do sit ups ect to loose the flabby belly because when you work the muscles they HURT! And HURT for days lol.
    I have scare tissue that has formed along the c-section incision in my uterus so hence the pain.. Not all people get it but if you do.. It's not nice..

    Also every time I get my period I get slight pain there, and my scar is still NUMB its a horrible sensation
    And very now and again you get shooting pains flow through it.

    There not just cutting a baby out, it's a big operation...

    I never had any infections after it and bleeding was very minimal.
    My uterus clamped down easy after the c-sec so I had no issues with possible hysterectomy or internal bleeding. So I was lucky and things for the actual procedure went well considering all the medical problems I did have.

    But I feel for the people who aren't so lucky and have to deal with all the little things on top.

    It took me a long long time to bind with my baby, and there are so many little things that make me sad even to this day.

    Please weight up your options, don't get the c-section for convince and IF your blood pressure can be managed then look into it.
    try maybe going for induction if you live far away or try an stay in a motel around you due date if you can afford it... I'm not saying all this to sound like a vaginal birthing extremist.
    I'm saying it so you can ask your self if your willing to live with some of the regrets and problems I have from my c-section.
    ESPECIALLY if your able to avoid one.

    What ever happens, Good luck and best wishes to you and your LO
    This! sounds almost identical to my experience. Wasn't easy in any way for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissMaria View Post
    they cant figure out what it is that is what is worrying me, my ob has done all the tests under the sun i have no other symptoms of anything, so she has no idea :S im meant to be seeing a specialist next week who deals with high blood pressure in pregnancy maybe he can shed some light
    It's possible that it is pregnancy induced hypertension. I had this and it was always on the verge if pre-eclampsia, all the signs like high bp, bloating and fluid retention but no headaches, visual disturbances.

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    Public hospitals don't like to do elective c-sections for non-medical reasons because it costs them more than a vaginal birth.

    I'm hearing more and more often of people requesting elective c-sections in public hospitals and not having to fight to get them.

    Maybe birth choices are finally being respected? I would talk to your local hospital and say that's what you want.

    You can also go private without PHI and just pay up front. I know people who have gotten personal loans to cover the c-section costs and paid them off with their baby bonus.

    I've had two elective c-sections in a public hospital and both were beautiful experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    It's possible that it is pregnancy induced hypertension. I had this and it was always on the verge if pre-eclampsia, all the signs like high bp, bloating and fluid retention but no headaches, visual disturbances.
    this is what my dr is leaning towards, so now im on the medication and see her on wed 2 see if its doing anything.........hopefully is

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I'm hearing more and more often of people requesting elective c-sections in public hospitals and not having to fight to get them.
    Maybe birth choices are finally being respected?
    we can only hope, i think we should be able to choose how and what we want for ourselves and our children......

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    I have to say, by the sound of it I was lucky. I didn't have any significant pain (very good pain management provided by the hospital) and was bending over to fill the dishwasher with no problems the day I got home. I'm not saying that everyone experiences that kind of... Luck? Fast healing?

    But not everyone's experience is that bad either. I do want to warn though, I did get an infection in my wound that required medication which caused some healing time issues, it wasn't all sunshine and light. But I'll be going elective for my next bub because my labor experience was FAR worse than my cesar lol.

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    hi there

    firstly, I hope that in the end that you and baby are delivered well and safely, that is honestly the most important thing

    I just thought I'd write because i'm a theatre nurse, have been exposed to hundereds of caesarians, and although many of the girls have pointed out already that it is major internal surgery, it is a very big operation to have and does take awhile to recover from. Don't get me wrong I have no personal objection to caesereans but understand the rationale of Drs' to try and deliver vaginally whilst keeping close eyes on your vital stats and bubs whilst birthing.

    Unless your hospital your attending is quite progressive I believe if you've got pregnancy induced hypertension (as it likely sounds you fit the criteria, for myself I suffered the same with bubs no 2) they may go down that road of maintaining your bp and babys sats etc close monitoring and then if your birthing doesn't progress discuss going to Caesar.

    Please keep us posted though, its a very interesting topic of conversation, believe me, I've seen many drs and nurses fight till they are blue in the face about it all lol! So let us know what happens!



 

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