csection? Positive-Momma 17 kids; Ohio 175 posts26th Nov '12
I am 18 weeks pregnant and four days. I am wanting to know how do you know if you are having a vaginal birth or csection?
Turtley Mikey Due October 30; 2 kids; California 50606 posts26th Nov '12
Well you're always intending to go into the pregnancy with a vaginal. A c-section is for complications/emergencies. If you have a healthy pregnancy thus far, I see no need for you to need a c-section.
The Great Deku Tree 1 child; Kokiri Forest, IN, United States 2953 posts26th Nov '12
Crystallee Newton 2 kids; New Hampshire 303 posts26th Nov '12
You'll only get a C-section if there's a medical reason for it. I was planning on a vaginal birth, had a completely normal pregnancy with no issues, went into labor naturally the day after my due date, and 20 hours later (long story short) ended up with an emergency C-section because DS's cord was wrapped around his neck, inhibiting his ability to breathe when I started pushing (VERY RARE, please don't think it's likely this will happen to you, not trying to scare you, just give an example). There are lots of reasons to need a c-section, but you wouldn't know it this early on unless you (or baby) have a medical condition that would necessitate one. If you've had a c-section before you can opt for one the next time, I guess that's the only other way you would know this early.
Leric's Mommy 1 child; Deford, Michigan 79 posts26th Nov '12
I ended up having a c section because my hips never widened so my LO got stuck in my pelvis. I seriously wished that I had a vaginal birth the c section hurt so bad and I really couldnt get off the couch for the first 2 weeks. But theres really nothing that you can do to make it where you only have a vaginal birth.
Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts26th Nov '12
Usually they ask you about family medical history and then determine whether you're eligible for a planned c-sect but if you're healthy and ask for a vaginal birth, they'll have to honor it unless there would be any ill effects on baby or yourself.