I still feel like I have advice I can share and yet I've needed two csections and have not labored either times. however during both pregnancies I had every intention to birth vaginally and did a lot of research to empower me with information.
My sister will give birth in the next fortnight and wants me in with her. I said of course I'll be there but remember i havnt labored so don't know how much help I could be but she says she still trust and wants my experience.
You should tell your sil I had NO intention of having a cs with my first dd infact I had zero intention of requesting even an epi they both scared the crap out of me.
But life didn't pan out that way and I needed two elective cs
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11-07-2012 17:38 #13
I had my first baby five years before my friends had their first. When I was pregnant with #2, all of a sudden there was a baby boom and five or six of us were pregnant at the same time.
I assumed my friends would ask me about my birth, as I knew they were asking their other friends who had babies about their experiences. No one asked me a thing, despite the fact that they knew I had enjoyed my birth immensely and was eager to replicate the experience with my second, and despite the fact that knew that statistically their chance of having a caesarean themselves was reasonably high.
I was quite hurt at the time, and completely mystified... when I was pregnant with my first I was eager to hear any birth story I could, regardless of its method or outcome. But I've grown to realise that many people are in a bit of denial about the whole thing. They don't want to have a caesarean, therefore they don't really want to hear about them. Kind've like shutting their eyes, plugging their ears, and screaming "LALALALALALALALA".
Meh, it's their loss.
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11-07-2012 17:39 #14
I once secretly hoped a friend would need a CS. Does that make me a bad person? I made a joke at her baby shower about a 24hr labour followed by a CS. She didn't think it was funny and was b!yching about me behind my back for weeks.
Anyway, I was wrong. It was a 20 hr labour followed by a CS.
11-07-2012 17:47 #15
Yeah my SIL is due with #2 in October and I secretly wish her a difficult labour or a c-section :/
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11-07-2012 17:48 #16
Pffft, anyone who says "I can't relate to your experience, so it's not worth my time" is very narrow-minded, and is likely to have it bite them in the bum.
11-07-2012 18:04 #17Senior Member
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Don't take it personally, I know when I was pregnant the thought never entered my mind that I would have a c-section. To the point I didn't even go to my 3rd class because it was all about c-sections (first time mum, obviously!)
Of course, 2 weeks before my due date (2 weeks AFTER my last class ) my dr told me due to a bunch of reasons she would recomend a c-section, god I wish I had of asked questions before hand!!
So I understand you'd be upset, but, I do understand where your SIL is coming from, if she's anything like me she just didn't think it would even happen.
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