I havn't decided. I think I'll try vbac, I'm just seeing how the pregnancy goes and if bub is in the right position and all is good I will give it a shot but if things don't go that way then I won't be too upset.
Im not looking forward to the c section recovery with two 2 year olds too look after as well but I'm a bit scared about a vaginal delivery too.
I have a hernia in my groin and vulva varicose veins this time so it's already very sore and throbbing down there
I'm a first timer, just wanted to say thanks everyone for the helpful - and terrifying - info
As your uterus shrinks back down so do your intestines. The result is a lot of gas which you may not be able to hold in due to a bruised pelvic floor. Fun when visitors are around! (just blame the baby)
With a newborn you will worry constantly about poo, colour, consistency, frequency anything! And you'll discuss poo with anyone who'll listen
I'm trying to think of things that really helped me with breastfeeding a new bub, just to put a different spin on things. The leaky boobs comments inspired me (yep, weird I know!).
- if you're planning on breastfeeding try to get to a breastfeeding class. They are run by the ABA or might be offered by your hospital. I found it really helped me know what to expect in the first few days.
- if you've got leaky boobs, try to express some colostrum and freeze it in little plastic syringes. I took some in to hospital with me and because DS had a bit of trouble attaching, having that colostrum really took the pressure off. I could focus on getting bfing right without stressing that he wasn't getting what he needed.
Hopefully as this is my second time around I will have a bit more confidence and will speak up a bit more
For all you first timers regardless of the pain, lack of dignity, general horror it is all worth every bit of it.
That there will be a lot of blood loss in the first few days after birth! A lot!! And it's normal.
That the pain in your bottom region will be the worst and it may be hard to sit down for a day or two.
How hard breastfeeding is. And that everyone seems to know this when you talk about it but nobody ever mentioned it before!!
Okay fun bit here, do not want to terrify people (sorry) when you are BF and your DH gets you angry squirt him with breast milk!! Those babies could squirt a few metres!
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