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    I'll be having a c-section in a couple of weeks, and although I am okay with that decision because it's safest for my baby, the main part I'm disappointed about is not being able to create a special environment like I would in a birth suite. I was planning on having some music, aromatherapy, etc, but that sort of thing isn't possible in an operating theatre.

    I guess I'm concerned about being disconnected from the birthing experience altogether. Has anyone got some suggestions how I can make this surgical procedure more meaningful?

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    They had music playing in my theatre. The Drs/staff were laughing and singing and suggesting names for DD. It was a fun environment, they were all excited for us and they really relaxed me (it was an emergency so I was very stressed). The whole time DH and I just talked about DD1 and told stories about funny things she did, it really helped. The staff took photos over the curtain as I chose to keep it up. Best wishes.

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    Different hospitals have different policies so I definitely think it's worth talking to the staff to see what is acceptable in terms of music, immediate skin to skin etc...

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    We took a camera and the midwife took photos of bub bring lifted out, weighed, DH cutting the cord etc and our first cuddles. We also got lots of pics in recovery. The atmosphere was relaxed and staff very casual and funny.

    This was the norm for both of my c-sections. I don't feel like I missed out on anything at all.

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    Talk to your OB about what you would like, and get them to run you through the whole process, so you don't get any nasty surprises. We had a gentle Caesarian and it was a wonderful experience.

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    A happy csec video for you

    http://vimeo.com/m/32393579

    This is me with my youngest son. There was music in theatre and much happy chatting and laughter. My doula took photos and I requested bub skin to skin ASAP.

    I hope you have a positive experience x

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    I had a regular vaginal birth in a nice room with music and aromatherapy but I couldn't hear the music or smell the aromatherapy during such an intense day.

    Perhaps you could set up a room at home beforehand with some nice relaxing elements, and also have a relaxing CD to listen to in the car on the way to hospital? They might let you play your own music during the c-section too.

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    You will probably be in your room predelivery so I would set everything up there. I had a lovely happy csec even though it was urgent (PE never went into labour - had 1hr to get my head into it).
    The staff were lovely and we talked about names etc the whole time!

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