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    Default Tell me about your 2nd c-section. Easier?

    Ok so.

    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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    Default Tell me about your 2nd c-section. Easier?

    Just wanted to offer hugs and good luck!

    I don't have personal experience with a 2nd c-section but friends I know had an easier time second time round.

    For the following reasons -

    Not going into surgery exhausted from labour

    Know what to expect, so know your post-op limitations and know what aided or hindered recovery last time.

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    Default Tell me about your 2nd c-section. Easier?

    I had an emergency cs first time and an unsuccessful vbac after 19 hrs of labour. Recovery was much easier with the second. I was driving less than 2 weeks later and there was no way I would've driven that soon with the first.

    Only thing I didn't like was that the stitching up bit took a lot longer.

    But overall, much easier. I was really worried but it all turned out fine

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    Default Tell me about your 2nd c-section. Easier?

    Hi. I havent been in this situation But wanted to send hugs. A friend had a
    Similar thing and she said second time round was much easier as she knew what to expect. I hope it's the same for you.

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    Default Tell me about your 2nd c-section. Easier?

    Sorry that the induction process isn't working for you If only these Bubs new when we needed them to come out.

    I have not had an emergency c/s but 3 electives. I have heard that you recover faster after electives though. I recovered extremely fast after my 2nd (a lot faster than the VB i had with my 1st DD TBH) Things I swear by are as soon as you get feeling back in your legs then hop up. The longer you stay in bed, the longer the recovery period. Just keep thinking that you'll have your gorgeous bub in your arms tomorrow and that will get you through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollychops View Post
    I had an emergency cs first time and an unsuccessful vbac after 19 hrs of labour. Recovery was much easier with the second. I was driving less than 2 weeks later and there was no way I would've driven that soon with the first.

    Only thing I didn't like was that the stitching up bit took a lot longer.

    But overall, much easier. I was really worried but it all turned out fine
    I had 2 electives but I agree with the above!

    I'm 2 weeks out from my 2nd today and I'm capable of heaps more then I was 2 weeks out with my first

    good luck!!


 

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