Yes I did, I tore as well
Yes I did, I tore as well
I had a forceps delivery six months ago. They discussed an episiotomy but for some reason didn't give me one. As a result I had internal and external tearing - 4th degree. I'm still seeing a physio regularly, still cant dtd and have to have a c-sect next time.
Mine was horrible but it was almost 4 years ago now . I had 19 he labour and they just decided it was time to get this kid out. It was mean they didn't give me anything for the pain, it was absolutely horrendous and I couldn't move without pain for a while due to messed up stitches down below . Took 2 years and another beautiful natural labour to come to terms with it. If I had to have forceps again I have been told that it's standard practice to give you an epi / spinal block and cut you( episiotomy) ..... I would kick the dr I the face before they did that to me again. But all good now, just never stepping foot inside gosford public maternity ever again !
What pain relief can you ask for? Local or epi?
Sorry baby nomad and es, sounds like you both had horrible experiences
OP and those who had bad experiences
Yes, had an epi as well. Was not given any options. There are different types of forceps which could explain why some have an epi and some don't.
I had high rotational forceps which apparently required me to be cut from arthur to martha.
I had forceps known as 'keillands', apparently its really uncommon?!
DD was coming down the wrong way (ear first) and no movement on my part or manual rotation by the doctors was going to turn her.
My recovery was awful, I couldnt stand up for months. Only getting kinda better now.
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Yep had forceps & an episiotomy - they did one as standard when they used forceps at my hospital.
Am lucky in that the OB who came in to help when they realised DD was distressed/stuck sat down & explained (quickly & concisely) what he wanted to do & why. He did ask if I was ok with it but stressed that it was his considered opinion that it was necessary to get DD out ASAP & this was the best option to try.
I did tear a little internally but all up not too bad & it healed well.
Oh & I wasn't given any pain relief when they did the cut (think they had taken the gas off me again) - they did time it so I got distracted by a contraction straight away though. 2mins later they had put the forceps in & DD popped out & I forgot it all. I did get a local when they were sewing me back together.
to those who had bad experiences.
Last edited by Izzys Dragon; 16-07-2012 at 23:14.
Yep, they gave me one during one contraction and they didnt even give local anaesthetic, it had to be done to prevent a BIG tear. Dont worry though, I cant even see or feel my stitches anymore.
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