re: Having a C-section? Q&A and chat *here*
posted 18th May '12
<blockquote><b>Quoting Kaitlynn Hoefert:</b>" im not sure, a nerve block maybe? i talk to the doctor about it that day"</blockquote>
I had a spinal. Best thang in the world! Lol
posted 19th May '12
Quoting Peyton's Mommy :" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kaitlynn Hoefert:</b>" im not sure, a nerve block maybe? i ... [snip!] ... nerve block maybe? i talk to the doctor about it that day"</blockquote> I had a spinal. Best thang in the world! Lol"
yeah i would get one but there is to much scar tissue in my back for it to be worth the risk
posted 20th May '12
<blockquote><b>Quoting Kaitlynn Hoefert:</b>" yeah i would get one but there is to much scar tissue in my back for it to be worth the risk"</blockquote>
posted 21st May '12
i see some of you guys posted about food and ice chips all i got was ice chips the 1st 2 days then a really light meal! beef water soup jello and juicequote
posted 22nd May '12
My son was born via emergency C-Section after just under 40 hours of labor (17 hours at home). I Started having contractions at around 5am on the Sunday and didn't give birth(... Is it even called giving birth for a Cesar?) until 9:50 pm on Monday. I went to hospital around the same time the previous night and had barely enough energy by midday Monday. The midwife (first one since they work 12 hour shifts) told me to try and sleep, even gave me mild sleeping pills but they didn't work. My contractions fluctuated between 2 and 5 minutes apart and I'd dilated to 8 cm by the afternoon but my waters still hadn't broken. I was given the option of having them broken to speed things along and took it. The loss of pressure caused my cervix to shrink back to 6 cm (frustrating) and then after a further 3 hours and no progress a Doctor came in to consult with us. They offered me a syntocin drip which would intensify and quicken contractions, this meant being strapped to the machines and being stuck on the bed where I could no longer reach the shower or walk/ rock for pain relief. I decided to try the gas because I was in such intense pain. a further 4 hours went by with constant contractions and no progress. The doctor returned and told me my options. I could either continue and risk fetal distress or go for an emergency Cesar. I was so tired and in so much pain, I just wanted to meet my daughter (there's a funny story there and I'll come back to it in a minute ) so I would have almost agreed to anything! I accepted the offer and within an hour I was wheeled off to the theatre where I met with midwife #4. Yes, I was on my fourth midwife! And she prepared me for what was coming. She held my hand while I was half collapsing in pain on the table. They put the needle in my spine and then helped me back to the operating table where I waited for the drugs to take effect. It felt so soothing to finally lose all of the pain. It felt like slowly submerging myself in a warm bath. They put up the curtain and began the procedure.
My partner came in dressed in the space suit and held my hand, he told me what a great job I was doing. All I could feel from behind the curtain was tugging: Like the feeling of having someone help you pull off your tight jeans (LOL!) And then when they finally pulled her out and lifted her over the curtain..... She was a HE! Surprise! And after they got him out they discovered that I actually had an extra nodule of placenta which, if undiscovered, would have lead to a hemorrhage if it detached during labor or septicemia if it hadn't so I'm lucky I opted for the surgery!
It didn't seem to take too long to stitch me up and be sent to recovery, but after the day I'd had I think time kind of felt much faster.
I was allowed out of bed the following evening with some assistance and I was able to shower. It hurt like hell but I felt disgusting so it was well worth the pain and effort! the day after the midwives were surprised at how fast I seemed to recover. I still felt like I had been hit by a truck but I'm not one for being confined to a bed so I was out and walking at every opportunity. Sometimes I would even overtake my partner as he walked ( I think he was just being nice though....)
Food: I was allowed to eat if I wanted to but the drip I had until morning made me feel queasy so I didn't really eat until after they'd taken that out. I drank a lot of water though. Then I needed to eat even if I didn't want to because the pain medications I was on required food with them. I was home with the baby on Thursday afternoon!
I was told by the doctors that if I were to have another baby it's quite probable that I would fall into the same situation again. It runs in my family so I already suspected as much. But I guess I can deal with that idea as long as I have a healthy baby at the end.
posted 19th Jun '12
I was 4 days past my due date and they induced me because my baby has stopped moving. I was in labor for 40 hours pushed for 3 hours and my baby girl got stuck. So they had to rush me into a emergency C-Section and i was soooooo scared i never knew hospital beds could go move so fast as heavy as they are lol. The doctors rushed and rushed to get her out i didnt get to see her right away cause they had to take her back and make sure everything was ok with her. After 2.5 hrs i got to see her but not hold her, I couldnt even hold up my arms i was so week. I pushed so hard i busted my iv's out of my arm. She came out just fine passed all tests with flying colors, 8lbs 3 oz. 21.5 inches long. They said i just wasnt big enough to deliver vaginally. So now I am expecting my 2nd baby im 8 weeks and i have to have a c-section. But i am more prepared for it than i was with my 1st babyquote
posted 25th Jun '12
On March 16th, 2008, almost 2 weeks over due, I went into the hospital in the evening to start my induction. I was given cervidal that evening and by the next morning I was well on my way in labor. (4 weeks prior I had went to the hosp in labor but got sent home because they would not admit me, until I was dilated to a 4., knowing I was going to have a big baby etc.....it still makes me mad). Anywho Ava's heart rate started dropping a bit. I hadn't had any pain meds at this point yet, so I wasn't confined to my bed. Well instead of switching positions with me, seeing if getting up and repositioning might help (they had me on my back of course) they decided an emergency c-sec was in order. This was at 9 am and Ava Ellen Snapp was born at 9:20 on March 17th, 2008 (St Patty's Day). Knowing now, what I didn't know then, I wouldn't have let them scare me into a c-sec right away. To this day I am still very disappointed and sad about the situation, but I do have a perfectly healthy 4 year old I remember the first few days at home were hell, but my recovery went swellquote
posted 1st Jul '12
I was in labor with my first son for 10 1/2 hours and only dialated to a 5 when his heart rate dropped very low in the 30's. i could not progress any further and the doctor told me i needed a emergency c-section. i wanted what was best for my son so i did. With my second son i REALLY wanted to go with VBAC, my doctor wanted to see if i coould do it too. In my town they wont let you have a Vbac tho:'( he told me to keep my head up and if i came into the hospital dialated and ready to push he was just going to let me go without having another c-section. At 34 weeks i started having contractions they were thinking the baby was only around 4 pounds and didnt want me to have him yet. i didnt want him out either! ( i wanted a chubby baby!) they got the contrations to stop and sent me on my way. then at 36 weeks contractions started up again and i was dialating this time. they still didnt think he was big enough so they were trying everything to get them to stop, they told me if they didnt they were going to send me to a better hospital so the baby could get better help. 7 hours later and dialated to a 3.5 they got them to stop! i didnt want to have to have a sick/tiny baby. after that i got to go home but contractions started again at 37 weeks but nothing that i needed to go in for. My planned c-section was going to happen 3 days before my due date. they day i went in for it everything was fine i was still having contraction only dialated to a 4. Everything went fine my second went ALOT better then the second. i told myself i needed to move as soon as i could and that helped a lot! After going home i still sit here and wonder what it would have been like to be able to at least try again to have a vag. birth! It makes me very sad to not have gotten to have that moment with my childern. everyday i have to think about this. i think it should be our choice on how things go. yes i undersand what can happen, but i think everything could have gone great with my second, but will i ever know this? Nope! i dont know if there is any other mothers that feel the same.quote
posted 10th Jul '12
I have had 2 prior babies vaginally. I was told yesterday I have to have a c section because my baby is breech! We found this out yesterday after I had pushed for an ultrasound. I am due July 22, although the dr told me since the beginning that I was due July 17. Now, they want me to believe that every woman has 2 due dates! I don't get that. I'm concerned about my baby because her head is at my ribs and they hit her head every time I turn over. I'm very frustrated that none of the dr would listen to me the whole time I've been pregnant.quote
posted 10th Jul '12
<blockquote><b>Quoting Slmpurple:</b>" I have had 2 prior babies vaginally. I was told yesterday I have to have a c section because my baby ... [snip!] ... her head every time I turn over. I'm very frustrated that none of the dr would listen to me the whole time I've been pregnant."</blockquote>
Don't feel scared that you're hitting her head when you turn. She's in a soft protective bubble and she would probably only feel a bit of a bump. If she really didn't like being hit in the head she would probably have turned when it first happened
My son was breech up til almost 33 weeks but I was pushing for a natural birth so my midwife scheduled me for an ECV. I ended up needing an emergency c-section anyway though. It took them like 40 hours to work out that it was too small down there to fit his head so he was a little pointy when he came out lol!
posted 10th Jul '12
My first son was in the birth canal for a while and came out looking like a cone head! Everyone made fun of him for a while.quote
posted 30th Jul '12
With my first son I was going all natural and determined. Everyone said I couldnt, I went 28 hours drug free and he got stuck half way out. They tried to suction him out and the top layer of skin on his head came off and blood went everywhere. Both of our heart rates sky rocketed and they finally forced me to have a c-section. I was terrified because alot of people I knew, had told me C-sections were unbareable and took months to recover from. I had my c-section though and all went well. It saved me and my baby, no doubt and wasn't near as a painful recovery as people let on. I was fine within ours. I'm 15 weeks pregnant with my second son and can't wait for my next C-section. Much better than labor!quote
posted 17th Aug
I had an emergency c section with my last pregnancy. After being in labor for 23 hours, my doctor said I needed an emergency c section due to my sons heart rate dropping. It was extremely painful and I was in pain and still swollen a few months after the c section (which seemed abnormal to me). But could have been because I was doing too much. Now, I am currently almost 35 weeks pregnant with a c section scheduled at 40 weeks and scared to death about having another c section. I have 2 other children to tend to (6 and 3) and it makes me nervous. My fiancÚ could help in the evenings but works during the day. Just a few weeks shy of my c section and my nerves are really getting the best of me. I'm really hoping that this one has a better out come...quote
posted 26th Aug
My son was born on August 24th 2012 at 4:01 pm via c-section, i wasnt nervous or scared about it untill i was actually going to have to need one. I was induced at 38 weeks and 4 days due to an infection and they couldnt get labor moving because they couldnt use a foley bulb again and if they increeased the pitocin it stressed him out.
I was so nervous about not being numb for my c-section but to be completely honest it went good, my upper right side was not numbing like it was suppose to so i did feel some pain but i told my anestiologist not to give me more psin medicine untill he was safe and out.
She then drugged me up as soon as he was out of my body, i did cry when i saw him for the first time.
posted 31st Aug
Im actually having a Csection! Im almost 36 weeks and my baby girl can come at any time! I have to have a C section because of certain complications! and Im not scared so much just nervous! My best friend had a Csection about 2 yrs ago and my mom also had one with my older brother (I was natural and over due). I honestly dont know what to expect and how many days Im gonna be in the hospital and how many weeks Im gonna be out for work! My baby is also breech and more than likely not gonna flip! and they wont turn her. So Im honestly more nervous and I wish someone could tell me why Im having so much pain. It keeps evolving and then sometimes it doesnt and its berable. my pelvic pain is way weird its diff from the tendons and everything stretching I just get sharp pains and they r never ever consistant and Im waiting for my water to break because Im so ready to have her!