I've found people tend to blow C-sects waaay out of proportion. Mind was honestly, easy peasy!
Arrived at 1pm, paperwork etc then sat around waiting our turn.
2.50 I was wheeled into theatre for my spinal while DH waited outside. I expected to be terrified, but everyone just chatted to me and I was totally at ease. DH came in and I expected again to be terrified again, but we all chatted while I waited for them to start... Then I heard the amniotic fluid being sucked out! I could feel 'stuff' but I thought they were just prepping! At 3.08pm my son was born! It was so quick.
By 4am I was up in the shower. The following day I was only taking Panadol and voltaren, pain was minimal.
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17-12-2012 07:20 #11
Planned C-Section, what to expect?
17-12-2012 11:10 #12Senior Member
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I've had 3 c-sections, 1 emergency and 2 elective. For the first one I was quite sad that I hadn't given birth naturally, and then with my 2nd I was determined to get a vaginal birth untill medical issues had me having an elective, after my 2nd c-section (my 1st elective c-section) everything changed, it was beautiful! Honestly could not have had a better birth, I was breastfeeding in recovery and baby never left my side. Going in for my 3rd elective they were saying I should be telling them how it's done, having "been there and done that" bub had some respiritatory issues and a heart murmur. I've had 2 babies in the special care nursery and had 3 very different births.
I am totally at ease with how I give birth now, I have 3 healthy children and i've had 3 different experiences. With my 3rd c-section, I let them put the curtain down and got to see my baby be born. It was lovely.
Don't listen to people tell you that to bond with your baby means you have to have a natural birth. Sometimes it's not a matter of choice, i've breastfed all 3 of my children and dispite some drama's during births they are the most beautiful and memorable days of my life.
Recovery has been different each time too, elective c-sections are not rushed and they were alwats very good at letting me know what was going on and caring for my needs. Try and relax about it all, as hard as that is, it happens so quickly and before you know it, you have a beautiful baby
I wish you all the best!
17-12-2012 11:12 #13Senior Member
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P.S I'm going back a 4th time So it can't be that bad.
17-12-2012 17:48 #14
Re: Planned C-Section, what to expect?
Thank you everyone.
Booked in for Wednesday, so not long to go.
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17-12-2012 22:16 #15Senior Member
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How exciting, good luck Grebbeci!!
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