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labor before c section *TiffanyMae* 2 kids; Montana 6002 posts
17th Dec '12

I have a c section scheduled for Thursday morning. All day today I've been having lower back pain and the top of my stomach would be rock hard each time it happened. It's still going on and my back really hurts. I'm not sure if its actual labor or not, but my question is if I am in labor, do I still have to wait til contractions are really close together, or do I just go since I need to have a c section?

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15439 posts
17th Dec '12

If you need the C-Section, I'd go in early, so there's enough time and it isn't rushed. Even if it's not labor, you should get checked.

Alissa McKeighan 3 kids; Vermont 368 posts
17th Dec '12

I'd say that it depends on why you're having the cesarean.

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
17th Dec '12

I think just go because it's a b***h to get a spinal when you're having contractions! I had to have an emergency c-section and was labouring for 38 hours beforehand. Call L&D, explain your situation because it's not scheduled and they'll need to organise the theatre and surgeons. Good luck!

s00nt0b04 Due April 23 (boy); 3 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 477 posts
17th Dec '12

Go in! I had 3 repeat C Sections and with my 3rd I was in labor when I went in and my contractions weren't even close - happened a week before my c section date! They went ahead and did my c section that night.

*TiffanyMae* 2 kids; Montana 6002 posts
17th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Alissa McKeighan:</b>" I'd say that it depends on why you're having the cesarean."</blockquote>




Why does the reasoning matter? Its something kinda personal but its safer for baby to be delivered via c section

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44106 posts
17th Dec '12

Before I decided to VBAC my dr told me that as soon as I was having timeable contractions (no matter their strength or how far apart they were) to go in and they would get the csection scheduled for as soon as they could that day. (emergencies went first)

*TiffanyMae* 2 kids; Montana 6002 posts
17th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting s00nt0b04:</b>" Go in! I had 3 repeat C Sections and with my 3rd I was in labor when I went in and my contractions weren't ... [snip!] ... contractions weren't even close - happened a week before my c section date! They went ahead and did my c section that night. "</blockquote>



Okay. I guess I'm a little hesitant to call because I don't know of its true labor or not

s00nt0b04 Due April 23 (boy); 3 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 477 posts
17th Dec '12
Quoting Tiff + 2[girls]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting s00nt0b04:</b>" Go in! I had 3 repeat C Sections and with my ... [snip!] ... that night. "</blockquote> Okay. I guess I'm a little hesitant to call because I don't know of its true labor or not"


Good luck momma!

*TiffanyMae* 2 kids; Montana 6002 posts
17th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting s00nt0b04:</b>" Good luck momma!"</blockquote>




Thanks:)