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c-section Tasha Schmider Due March 19 (boy); 2 kids; Doylestown, Pennsylvania 8 posts
31st Jan '13

This is my third baby and i am going by c-section. i am really starting to get scared just because my first two were emergency ones and was put to sleep and now this time i am going to be awke. i am only 24 and am very afraid that something could go wrong an d i might not make it though is this normal feeling and what can i do to prepare for this . i am only 6 weeks away from having my little guy.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
31st Jan '13

Hopefully it's easier for you in a controlled situation where it's not as traumatic. God luck sweetie you'll be fine.

Karen L.S. TTC since Aug 2013; 5 kids; Texas 283 posts
31st Jan '13

I have had one vaginal delivery , two c-sections and will have a third c-section in June/July. They will give you a spinal anesthetic so you don't feel the surgery. They will have you either sit down and bend over or lay down and hold your knees.They will clean the area and put a drape over the area they will work in. They will give you a shot to numb the area where they are going to insert the spinal needle. To me this felt like a bee sting. Then they inserted the needle between the spinal space. It kinda felt like they were pushing their finger into my back. It felt like a lost of pressure but not painful. When it's time for the surgery they will ask you if you feel the small pokes they are giving you. They are making sure you are numb. The whole time they might ask you how you are doing. You might feel some pressure at times but no pain. I know it seems scary but the moment they show you your baby you forget everything they are doing. I loved the fact I could see my baby just seconds after it was born. It was also special for my husband because he was allowed to be there when our child was born. You will be able to hear you child's first cry and they bring the baby over for you to see before it is taken to the nursery. My husband was able to take a lot of pictures of the baby being cleaned and all the other stuff they do for new babies. Being scared is very normal . You will do fine and keep remembering all the extra stuff you will get to do , see and remember because you are awake.Good luck.

Mikyla Davis Due April 25 (boy); 1 child; Japan 20 posts
31st Jan '13

You'll be fine. I'm not going to lie I was so scared only because it was.soooo cold. I'm having my second c section in april, and I'm not worried because I know I'm in good hands. I love my doctor and the hospital isn't bad. Just remember to breathe.

*Kristina G* Due August 18 (girl); 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 191 posts
31st Jan '13

I was sooo nervous my second c.section bcuz my first one they tried to give me the epi nd I cried nd the spinal I cried so I was put to sleep nd when I woke up all I remember was saying ouch ouch. with my second one it stung alittle getting the spinal but it's worth it I have a bad back so it did hurt alittle not too bad but I felt it nd ask I remember is asking my fiance' if they cut me nd if my legs were in the air bcuz I felt like I was floating in a pool lolsz but you'll do fine