Quoting Elizabeth 0315:" If you don't mind me asking how was healing from your second C section? My first one was pretty normal ... [snip!] ... to actually get my son out. also wondering how much time was there between pregnancies? there will be 21 months between my boys"
I got pregnant with my second when my oldest was 15 months old....She was delivered 2 weeks before his second birthday. My second and third, were then 19 months apart. All of my incisions, both internal and external, with all pregnancies, have been bikini cuts.
My first c-section was an emergency section at 42+3, after 36 hours of labor. I was exhausted and in pain, and my epidural didn't work. I felt them cut me open, and than they put something in my IV and I don't even remember them pulling my son out. It was a REALLY rough delivery, and the next morning I suffered a pretty severe hemmorage. My son was 9 lbs 6 oz and 21.5inches.
My second c-section, was a scheduled c-section at 37 weeks. I'd wanted to attempt a VBAC, but my daughter had very severe heart problems (at 18 weeks they were dx and we were told our "best option" was to terminate and try again.) and they didn't think she'd survive the stress of labor, so...section it was! I went in to the hospital at like, 4, and they did all the preop stuff. They did the spinal block and things went REALLY well, it was great. She was born at 6:11
and was 6 lbs 3 oz, 17 inches long.
I found my scheduled c-section to be much, MUCH easier to recover from, as well as being easier emotionally. I knew what to expect, and my body wasn't exhausted from laboring...it was SO very much easier.