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£exaholic 2 kids; Colorado 20867 posts
5th Oct '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" Doctors rush to do c-sections around here..... they don't let you go for more than like 30 minutes ... [snip!] ... 30 minutes to an hour after your water breaks... lots of things. they get paid more for c-sections, like double the pay....."


I'm not surprised. my bill was like 40,000$ something around there for my emergency section :? what a damn shame.

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
5th Oct '12
Quoting MommyingWithGrace:" I know this probably doesnt help your case any, but arent VBACs more dangerous? It's not a typical delivery. ... [snip!] ... Otherwise, a vaginal birth seems much less painful to me. Makes you feel like you are taking a giant dump, but not painful. :D"


Major surgery has to be more dangerous than a natural birth, I think.

.Mommy.[40] 18 kids; Beverly Hills, California 21297 posts
5th Oct '12

I'm assuming he doesn't know about the infections you can get during a c-section, and complications during a c-section. Infections that antibiotics are getting harder to cure.

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
5th Oct '12
Quoting Raptor Jesus (TTC):" A c-section is a major surgery... I get VBACs can be risky but come on... It will help if he comes to ... [snip!] ... Hell, Torri Spelling almost just died from complications even. That's not to say vaginal births are perfectly safe but yeah."


wow.... I didn't know all of that! thank you!!!

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
5th Oct '12
Quoting .Mommy.[40]:" I'm assuming he doesn't know about the infections you can get during a c-section, and complications during a c-section. Infections that antibiotics are getting harder to cure."


He is a paramedic, he should know... he has just been hearing a lot of horror stories lately and is freaking himself out. :?

.Mommy.[40] 18 kids; Beverly Hills, California 21297 posts
5th Oct '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" He is a paramedic, he should know... he has just been hearing a lot of horror stories lately and is freaking himself out. :? "


I would honestly be more scared of a c-section.

USAF wf&m 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 1795 posts
5th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommyingWithGrace:</b>" I know this probably doesnt help your case any, but arent VBACs more dangerous? It's not a typical delivery. ... [snip!] ... Otherwise, a vaginal birth seems much less painful to me. Makes you feel like you are taking a giant dump, but not painful. :D"</blockquote>




The biggest risk with a vbac is your uterus rupturing (meaning it tears from the old insicision) and the baby can go into your stomach. It could cause the baby to have complications like cerebral palsy and even death it is also dangerous to the mother. The risk of that happening is .06% and if mother is induced it can go up to 5%..

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
5th Oct '12
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£exaholic 2 kids; Colorado 20867 posts
5th Oct '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" My c-section and all of doctor appointments with Novali and my 3D ultrasound came to $10,000. :D:D ... [snip!] ... it's up to $12,000. But, in this country that's a lot of money! ETA: No, wait..... Math... hang on..... $1000. and $1,200."


whaaa, 1,000$ ??? damn that's cheap lol. Mine was 4 yrs ago.

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
5th Oct '12
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Derp TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11449 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" wow.... I didn't know all of that! thank you!!! "

No problem.



He needs to educate himself. C-sections aren't considered safer by a long shot. They're just pushed a lot more often now because they make doctors and hospitals more money, they allow doctors to schedule deliveries instead of playing it by ear (convenience), etc.



Unfortunately it's no coincidence that despite the U.S. having the best technology in the world we still have the 2nd highest infant AND mother mortality rates of any first world country and this is directly linked to the fact that one out of three births are now done via c-section (major surgery which is always, always dangerous). No birth is 100% safe but vaginal births result in fewer complications and fewer deaths, even when it's a VBAC.

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Raptor Jesus (TTC):" No problem. He needs to educate himself. C-sections aren't considered safer by a long shot. They're ... [snip!] ... dangerous). No birth is 100% safe but vaginal births result in fewer complications and fewer deaths, even when it's a VBAC."


I'm reading all this to him and he is going "hmmm....uhmmm"



Yeah, doctor is going to talk to him.

bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 71886 posts
status 6th Oct '12
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Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting bia.:" And you had to pay that? that's crazy. I'm SO glad child birth here is free, even with a section...hospital ... [snip!] ... here, it's all midwives) U/S's and everything esle you have when pregnant, are ALLLLLLL free lol, dont need insurance either."


Are you allowed to have family members in the L&D room with you?? or in the hospital at all?? We get it all free but no one is allowed in except the patient :(

(*Melly*) Due April 25; 2 angel babies; California 2153 posts
6th Oct '12

DH also wants me to have another c-section my next pregnancy. I was really willing to try for a VBAC but after reading so many horror stories regarding uterine rupture, I really dont know. The ideal thing for me was to have a VBAC cause I want to have 3 more kids and having c-sections might make it harder or impossible.