I'm 39+5 with 2nd baby.
Had my 1st c-section (emergency) nearly 9 years ago due to pre-eclampsia, which resulted in a failed induction. I laboured for 10 hours, only made it to 4cm and my BP went dangerously high so they had to get her out.
I have been adamant this whole pregnancy that I'm having a VBAC. I've read the books, practiced the birth skills etc etc.
I was told from the start that they will induce me early due to me being high risk. Unfortunately, they could only try using a balloon catheter.
Fast forward to now, I've been in hospital since yesterday morning. I had the catheter inserted for 24hrs. It did nothing. Cervix remains at 1cm. Baby not engaged either.
Now they've put me on the list for a repeat c-sect tomorrow, and I'm dreading it. I had such a horrible time the first time around.
So I guess I want to know, is the recovery better/faster with a 2nd c-section? Is it less painful cause its planned and not emergency? Did you regret it?
I'm really disappointed.
I'd love to hear your experience, good or bad.
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