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planned 2nd time c-sec mums ♥Mak♥Jaxϖ 50 kids; Australia 1611 posts
29th Nov '12

For those of you who have laboured then had to have a c-sec the first time, if you had a c-sec for your 2nd time, did you find it was easier or harder. did it make a difference at all?

*Mommy for life* 68 kids; Franklin, Ohio 10536 posts
29th Nov '12

MUCH easier, i also asked to be stitched this time not stapled. I feel like that made it easier. I was walking to the cafeteria 18 hours post surgery.

♥Mak♥Jaxϖ 50 kids; Australia 1611 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting *Mommy for life*:" MUCH easier, i also asked to be stitched this time not stapled. I feel like that made it easier. I was walking to the cafeteria 18 hours post surgery."


i was stitched the first time thank god, i was terrified of getting staples!

*Mommy for life* 68 kids; Franklin, Ohio 10536 posts
29th Nov '12

Yea staples were hell. Also dont know if you plan on EBF but it seems to help with the pain oddly enough

♥Mak♥Jaxϖ 50 kids; Australia 1611 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting *Mommy for life*:" Yea staples were hell. Also dont know if you plan on EBF but it seems to help with the pain oddly enough"


yeah wanting to EBF so that cold be a bonus

2Air Force Brats 2 kids; Portales, NM, United States 1344 posts
29th Nov '12

I assume this one will be easier because I won't have the trama of an emergency c-section.



Ill just be calm.. then rolled back.



no staples or stiches for me.. Im blessed to have docs that do only steristrips! yay me!

♥Mak♥Jaxϖ 50 kids; Australia 1611 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting mrsUSAFwife:" I assume this one will be easier because I won't have the trama of an emergency c-section. Ill just ... [snip!] ... Ill just be calm.. then rolled back. no staples or stiches for me.. Im blessed to have docs that do only steristrips! yay me!"


steristrips :O how does that even keep them together :O :O

2Air Force Brats 2 kids; Portales, NM, United States 1344 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting ♥Mak♥Jaxϖ:" steristrips :O how does that even keep them together :O :O"



it stupid strong ermm.. "glue" the only thing about them is it sticks in your growing hair.. once it's time to start pulling the strip off.. and it hurts like a b***h. I have the husband use cutical clippers to snip my hair lol



trust me its seriously strong "tape" "glue" our hospital wouldn't be using it other wise.

♥Mak♥Jaxϖ 50 kids; Australia 1611 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting mrsUSAFwife:" it stupid strong ermm.. "glue" the only thing about them is it sticks in your growing hair.. once ... [snip!] ... clippers to snip my hair lol trust me its seriously strong "tape" "glue" our hospital wouldn't be using it other wise."


sounds like the stuff i had over my stiches and they tore it off... phoar it felt like a x*x wax

2Air Force Brats 2 kids; Portales, NM, United States 1344 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting ♥Mak♥Jaxϖ:" sounds like the stuff i had over my stiches and they tore it off... phoar it felt like a x*x wax"


might have been. I know some doctors are nuts and use a LOT of stuff to hold you together.. I was up walking the second I could feel my legs, primarly cause i wanted that damn catheter out!



the only thing they did was put supporters on my belly ( i have a dunlap, you know.. your belly dun lapped over) and when the nurse was pulling that off it ripped skin off my belly ( i have senstive ass skin.. i have had band aides rip my skin off!) and when i took a shower it felt like fire on that raw belly patch! grrr

♥Mak♥Jaxϖ 50 kids; Australia 1611 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting mrsUSAFwife:" might have been. I know some doctors are nuts and use a LOT of stuff to hold you together.. I was up ... [snip!] ... ass skin.. i have had band aides rip my skin off!) and when i took a shower it felt like fire on that raw belly patch! grrr"


my cathater fell out about 2 hours after surgery so they had me walking around OMFG it was awful i just cried and cried and cried :'( my sticky strip thing was taken off like 2 weeks later and it burned like a mother f***er!

Mama On The Run 3 kids; 765 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting ♥Mak♥Jaxϖ:" For those of you who have laboured then had to have a c-sec the first time, if you had a c-sec for your 2nd time, did you find it was easier or harder. did it make a difference at all?"


It was easier knowing when/time/etc. and it was easier being mobile - and I was more prepared on the pain and everything. I just had my 3rd section in August, and boy that was the worst recovery ever! It haunts me still, almost 4 months later. (Nothing to do with the actual incision.... just pain wise and I had a very bad reaction to the spinal block, which left perminate nerve damage in my lower back)... But yes, easier knowing whats going to happen!

Fhuck. 2 kids; North Carolina 3339 posts
29th Nov '12

It was much easier, but I was horribly nervous. I was glued with both csections, you should ask if they do that at your hospital. I really recommend it! :)

Ryloonjimama Australia 18851 posts
29th Nov '12

It was definitely better in the sense that I felt more control over the situation. Not traumatised by an emergency cesarean etc. I think too though, knowing what to expect really helped.



Easy is not a word I'd use to describe it though. lol.

♥Mak♥Jaxϖ 50 kids; Australia 1611 posts
29th Nov '12

half of me is sitting here thinking just book a date and prepare myself for the c-sec. My DH works in the mines so he can book the time off and use his annual leave to stay home longer........ The other half of me is like, hell i swore id VBAC after my c-sec experience, i want that labour and seeing my baby for the first time..... im just so scared of it ending like last time again... im scared my fear of a c-sec is going to be the cause of another emergency!