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    Pre-Eclampsia. My blood pressure was sky rocketing and my platelets and liver were struggling too.

    I was lucky in that I was over due by 2 days and I have 6 pounders. The OB was able to just break my waters as I was already dilated enough. I was then started on the synto drip at a very slow rate (about 1/4 the strength of standard drip induction) and then it just kept getting increased till my body took over the process. Drip was started around 10am. In full labour around 12. Bub born at 4. A great very in control process. I also had the synto for my first VBAC. Some OB's won't touch it though, but from my experiences it can be done if it's not rushed.

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    PE stands for Pre Eclampsia. I've had two induced VBs (due to PE) my first was quite awful but my second was fantastic - no tears or grazes, I felt so amazing afterwards and one emergency c-section and if I had to choose, it would be a VB every time. I didn't like the procedure or the recovery time.

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    I had an emergency Caesar with first and vbac with second. Ultimately u do what is best for the baby. I developed preeclampsia too and the baby was breach for my first thus I had a Caesarian. My recovery took 1 year because I had nerve entrapment and lost sensation to my nether regions so my experience was not good. But my friends stories of planned Caesars are much better - no or fewer complications. That being said - it is major abdominal surgery. For me vb was so much better. Next time round my decision will depend on the baby - too big, breach or other complication = Caesar, but if everything is good to go naturally I will do vb with episiotomy

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    I think you need to compare a planned c-section and natural not an emergency c-section... As planned & emergency are 2 very different things! And as for baby staying with you, there is absolutely no reason why bub needs to leave you, also with recovery, it depends on the person, some people go back to driving 2 weeks later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goosey01 View Post
    I'm def finding it a tough choice :-( I loved with dd (my better vb) so nice having her with me the whole time (ie no recovery room) but I had a vb with ds2 and he had to go to special care for a very short time (1hr). But then I'm pretty scared of surgery! How long have you got op?


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    I'm not actually pregnant! It's the thought of going through the experience again that is putting me off trying. My obstetrician said after I had my first that I could have a c section next if I chose. But the thought of the recovery also puts me off. I know the end result, either way is definitely worth it and more but birth still makes me feel horrible when I recap last time. The worst thing is... It wasn't even as bad as what so many other women go through!

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    Thank you for all of your responses, it gives me more to think about, and there will always be other factors that might make the decision for me. My last baby was big, but arrived 3 wks early weighing 7 pound 6. A c section was already on the cards for him due to what size he could have been.

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    I've had both Em. VB first time around, it was a straight forward birth with no complications. I was on top of the world after having my DD, I felt invincible. My second child was a planned C-section as bub was breech (as it was my waters broke 10 days before my planned C-section, so bub was well and truly ready to come out). I also have fond memories of my c-s which was relaxed and straight forward (I truly believe a planned c-s must be easier than an emergency as your body is not traumatised from hours of labour before hand). The recovery was a lot longer with the CS no doubt, but I had plenty of support with my Mum/MIL both on hand to help out daily for the first 4-6 weeks (lucky I like them both), plus my DH had a few weeks off work as well. I didn't drive for the first 5 weeks because I had no need to (just sent Mum or MIL out for anything I needed) but probably could have from about 4 weeks. Do you have close support? Are you the type of person to accept offers of help? Maybe factor that into any decision.

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    First 2 were vb recovery was fast sore and tender but I could still do everything 3rd was csec and not by choice so I'm still getting grips that I had to have it the recovery is terrible you can't do anything for first few weeks I got a infection which put me bk another 2 weeks everyone is different and prefers one or the other for me it's vb if I had a 4th I'd be so worried about another cs if u have no help your screwed if u do then your really lucky looking after other kids would be impossible on ur own it's hard enough with a newborn.
    So really each recovery is different for everyone for me hands down to vb!!
    And if I did have 4th I'd not get induced before due date only after if needed .
    That's what stuffed me I think


 

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