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Husband and C-Section. r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
30th Nov '12

My husband has never seen a c-section performed. This being my third, I feel like a seasoned pro, haha. But my poor hubby doesn't really know exactly what to expect. He keeps asking me questions about different aspects of it. Is there anything not too graphic that he can read or watch that will help prepare him for the procedure?



On second thought...I wouldn't mind some graphic material too. He thinks he can handle it like a champ, but he gets queasy watching surgical procedures on NatGeo :lol:

HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 11974 posts
30th Nov '12

my husband didnt enjoy watching it
he said they cut me open then "ripped" me to get the baby out and it was bloody gross and he was mad at the dr lol



hes a wuss though :)

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59191 posts
30th Nov '12

I'm not sure, have you checked like, youtube for any videos?
I'll be having my 3rd c-section, it'll be dad's 2nd, the first he was in the room, but stayed by head/talking to me/etc, so he didn't actually see any of it being done.

Nicole Mclovin 3 kids; Colorado 2784 posts
30th Nov '12

I had a curtain thing so u couldn't see anything they were doing.

B♥Z 2 kids; Williamsport, Maryland 14245 posts
30th Nov '12

I'm in the same situation. This will be my second c section, my DH missed the first because he was deployed. I am nervous that he wont be able to handle it, but he acts as if it's no big deal and he'll just chill while it's all happening. I think he'll be a total wuss, and to be honest, I need him to act as if it's not bothering him (if it does), because I will be freaking out inside, again.

*mz. williams* 3 kids; Palm Harbor, Florida 217 posts
30th Nov '12

Lol. Same here! This is my 3rd and his first. It should be interesting!

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting B♥Z:" I'm in the same situation. This will be my second c section, my DH missed the first because he was deployed. ... [snip!] ... and to be honest, I need him to act as if it's not bothering him (if it does), because I will be freaking out inside, again."


That's how I feel. Plus from my last two I still remember the smell of burning flesh filling the operating room from them burning off blood vessels and shit. And my doctors pulled me up off the operating table while pulling my daughters out. I don't know how he's gonna handle all of that :lol:



OT, but my brother lives in Williamsport with his family! Haha. We lived in Walkersville, outside of Frederick, until 2000.

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
30th Nov '12

I like that he got mad xD!
Like "OMG THEY'RE HURTING YOU >:O!"



anyways. Youtube. Or google.

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting KNZ.:" I'm not sure, have you checked like, youtube for any videos? I'll be having my 3rd c-section, it'll ... [snip!] ... dad's 2nd, the first he was in the room, but stayed by head/talking to me/etc, so he didn't actually see any of it being done. "


I have thought about that, but I wasn't too sure how graphic youtube videos can get. I'll have to wait to show him when we go to the library. Do they show the good stuff he'll be trying to see by peeking over the curtain? :lol:

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Nicole Mclovin:" I had a curtain thing so u couldn't see anything they were doing."


I always request a low curtain. If it's too high over me, I start panicking so he'll be able to see over it. My best friend easily saw everything with my first, and my mum damn near passed out watching them put some intestine (or something, can't remember now) on the table next to my leg :lol:

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
30th Nov '12
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r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Chelsea.J:" That's the part that freaked me SO out with his first son. He said" her intestines and "Something" else they just set it on top of her, and just pulled him out. It was weird.. :"


My best friend failed to mention any of that to me, but man my mum couldn't let it go. She was whispering in my ear "Don't freak out, but they're putting organs next to your leg." I just laughed. I already knew they do that, haha.

B♥Z 2 kids; Williamsport, Maryland 14245 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Rabbit
Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
30th Nov '12
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TheShoeFits06 2 kids; Oceanside, California 20 posts
30th Nov '12

My husband said they took some intestine out and put it on my upper stomach....and pulled our daughter out with one hand by the head (like palming a basketball) .. He def got over his fear of her breaking if her held her!!!!! Ask your Dr if they have a class ...I know our Naval Hospital has a graphic video of both c-sections and vaginal births they show to help prepare!!!..... Its funny to watch a group of grown Marines gagging and cringing looking at there wife's in horror while watching the video;p