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BekaMommyofTwoBoys 2 kids; Tulsa, Oklahoma 499 posts
18th Nov '12

I had a c-section with my first. I was in the hospital 3dys and yes it hurt but i was up and walking 3hrs after the surgery. I had an epiduralwhich was ok but i am looking at a spinal block this time around. I was walking around walmart the day after i left the hospital and driving the same day i left. Imo c-sections are not that scary. The incision is like 6" long, noy ur whole belly and as long as u take ur meds on time the pain is bareable. If i had had the experience u had i would definitely talk to my doc about the pros/cons of a c-section.



To those of u nay sayers, especially if uve never had a c-section, OP needs real answers not u dogging her because shes checking out all possibilities.



Good luck hun and if i can amswer anymore questions just msg me.

*TiffanyMae* 2 kids; Montana 6002 posts
18th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rebekah Hankinson Trimmer:</b>" I had a c-section with my first. I was in the hospital 3dys and yes it hurt but i was up and walking ... [snip!] ... u dogging her because shes checking out all possibilities. Good luck hun and if i can amswer anymore questions just msg me."</blockquote>




Thank you:)

**mummy** Doncaster, United Kingdom 149 posts
18th Nov '12

Hello, I had a c-section after 3 days of labor and she got stuck and to be honest the c-section was the easy bit, its just a bit hard like getting up in the night a few days after because it takes ages getting out to bed because your scared of using your stomach muscles.
I had a c-section 4 months ago and the scar is really fading now, and I found that I was more worried of hurting my stomach than it actually hurting.
I was a bit gutted that I went labored all that time and to got to 10cm to have a c-section but the c-section was a walk in the park compared to labor I couldn't wait for them to do it lol.
I didnt think it was painful just frustrating when you find it hard to get up/bend etc. If you think it will be better for you and baby go for it! x

Bon QuiQui 18 kids; Princeton, New Jersey 348 posts
19th Nov '12

I think you need to have a meeting with your doctor to discuss your options.

I feel like a section may be the way to go to avoid further stress on you and baby, as long as you're aware that the recovery and healing isn't anywhere near a vaginal birth.

Ultimately, it's your decision and good luck due date buddy!

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
19th Nov '12

I've heard c-section recoveries are a lot easier when SO is there to help out. I was a nanny for a women who had a c-section and she was crazy didn't take pain meds or anything, but she had help. My SO's last child was born via c-section, and she was moving furniture a few days later (NOT RECOMMENDED) He got pissed. But he was the one who would get up at night and such. I've never had one, if it weren't a selfish route for a first time mommy like me I'd think about it x: I figured I should give labor a try. Stories like yours are why a c-section even crosses my mind. Good luck. Talk to your OB.

BekaMommyofTwoBoys 2 kids; Tulsa, Oklahoma 499 posts
19th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea.J:</b>" I've heard c-section recoveries are a lot easier when SO is there to help out. I was a nanny for a women ... [snip!] ... I figured I should give labor a try. Stories like yours are why a c-section even crosses my mind. Good luck. Talk to your OB."</blockquote>




How is it a selfish route? My first child was born c-section, i dont think it was selfish at all. Im having a c-section this time too. So selfish to get sliced open to bring ur child into the world? No i dont rhink so.

Bon QuiQui 18 kids; Princeton, New Jersey 348 posts
19th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rebekah Hankinson Trimmer:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea.J:</b>" I've heard c-section recoveries are a lot easier ... [snip!] ... all. Im having a c-section this time too. So selfish to get sliced open to bring ur child into the world? No i dont rhink so."</blockquote>




Pretty selfLESS, maybe. I'll take a thousand vaginal births over a section and recovery.

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting Rebekah Hankinson Trimmer:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea.J:</b>" I've heard c-section recoveries are a lot easier ... [snip!] ... all. Im having a c-section this time too. So selfish to get sliced open to bring ur child into the world? No i dont rhink so."


I meant more so to completely rule out vaginal without any medical issues. Just because of the scariness and the tearing. That's all. Not meaning to offend I'm sorry. I didn't say it was selfish to get a c-section. I said to not even consider vaginal birth for my own issues I'm afraid of tearing and my body. :( I didn't mean to upset anyone. I just figured more people would get upset if I had flat out said I wanted a c-section instead of vaginal. I don't even know if you have the option for your first time do you?

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
19th Nov '12

Wouldn't you be more offended if I said I didn't even try vaginal birth and opted right out for a c-section ? My first post wasn't meant to be judgmental. Sorry.

**mummy** Doncaster, United Kingdom 149 posts
19th Nov '12

A c-section is not that difficult after...

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 104947 posts
19th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rebekah Hankinson Trimmer:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea.J:</b>" I've heard c-section recoveries are a lot easier ... [snip!] ... all. Im having a c-section this time too. So selfish to get sliced open to bring ur child into the world? No i dont rhink so."</blockquote>




Not selfish just fucking stupid

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 104947 posts
19th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting **mummy**:</b>" A c-section is not that difficult after..."</blockquote>




Uh yes it is. You're cut right down the middle. Those muscles are used allot

*TiffanyMae* 2 kids; Montana 6002 posts
19th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bon QuiQui:</b>" I think you need to have a meeting with your doctor to discuss your options. I feel like a section ... [snip!] ... the recovery and healing isn't anywhere near a vaginal birth. Ultimately, it's your decision and good luck due date buddy!"</blockquote>



I have talked to my doctor and she says she is willing to do whatever I choose since she knows how rough my last delivery was.. I have an ultrasound in 2 weeks to check fetal growth since the size of my first daughter caused some of my complications.. the point of this post was to just get stories about inductions and c sections so I am aware of the pros and cons of each option

BekaMommyofTwoBoys 2 kids; Tulsa, Oklahoma 499 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rebekah Hankinson Trimmer:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... get sliced open to bring ur child into the world? No i dont rhink so."</blockquote> Not selfish just fucking stupid"</blockquote>




Whatever. Ur alowed ur opinion but when it comes ro the health of my child i will decide whether its stupid to stress him out trying for a vbac, especially when its 90% or more gauranteed to end in an emergency c-section. Dont judge what u dont know. some women r lucky enough to have vaginal births and not stress their babies. Others like me have to make the decision ahead of time for medical reasons. Im so tired of others saying how stupid c-sections r especially when theyve never been in the position of having to have one. U r so judgmental its ridiculous!

Elizabeth Prince 2 kids; Bedford, Indiana 118 posts
20th Nov '12

I was induced with my daughter and most likely will be in the same boat if she don't come this week on her own (medical reasons) and I have to say I've had contractions both natural now and with pit. With how u have describbed ur first labor if that wad natural contractions that put ur bodyin that much stress then I'd have to say you don't want pit contractions cause they are more intense from my experience. And also a lot of other women who have had natural births and inductions have also said there inductions was so much worse. I don't know about a c section but with how ur body stressed out last time it couldn't of been healthy for u or ur baby. Also the blood loss u suffered putting you in even more risk. Weighting ur options is a smart idea but I'd honestly say beingput on pit could stress ur body out more cause of the more intense contractions you go throw. Good luck mamma