I'm getting a little tired of people berating c-sections. I had an emergency caesar at the end of January and I had a truly wonderful experience.
I was induced at 37+5 weeks because of cholestasis, but because of an obstructed labour, I ended up with a caesar. I had been told all doom and gloom stories about caesars from a lot of people so I was kind of expecting the worst. But let me tell you... it was an absolutely brilliant experience that I would easily go through again (and hope to for number 2 in the future) and it was no where as bad as I was expecting.
My son was delivered just after midnight, so once I got back to ward, I slept until morning. As soon as I woke up and discovered that my epidural had worn off, I got out of bed, had a shower and walked around the ward. I was on a regime of good pain relief which made all the difference. The midwives were a little suprised by how well I was doing considering I'd only had the caesar 8 hours earlier... but I was determined that I wasn't going to let the c-section slow me down.. and it didn't.
Of course I experienced some post-operative pain.. but as each day passed, my pain decreased more and more and by two weeks, I was off pain medication altogether. Probably the only inconvenience I found with a caesar was the inability to drive for 6 weeks... but other than that... I only have fond memories.
So I guess that what I want to say is that not all caesars are bad. Some of us really liked our caesars so please, enough with the doom and gloom.
This thread is purely intended to share positive caesar stories... because I know they are out there somewhere.