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repeat c-section Reagan's Mom ♥ Due July 16 (boy); 1 child; North Dakota 144 posts
7th Feb '13

So i had a csection with my daughter because she was breech... so i figured maybe this time i could try vaginal... but the doctor told me that because my frame is so small that he would recommend a repeat csection. so i guess im just wondering if its worse, the same, or better the second time? Im just kinda freaking out because this time i KNOW what to expect virsus the first time being a complete surprise lol

SaucyPoppet Due July 10 (girl); 1 child; Colorado Springs, Colorado 1172 posts
7th Feb '13

Unless your first child went into distress trying to come out of your tiny frame or got stuck, I don't see why he would push for it again honestly. I am all for csections but only if they are necessary.

lovinthem04 Due June 26 (boy); 19 kids; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri 1999 posts
7th Feb '13

if there is nothing wrong, attempt a vbac. I am so upset at how often drs use the lie of "body/pelvic size" as a scare tactic for their convenience!

Jennick.1113 36 kids; New York 7299 posts
7th Feb '13

My second section was a lot worse than my first but it was an emergency, not planned. My third section was planned and went really well, my best recovery yet! I think knowing what to expect made me freak out a little more right before but knowing what was going to happen and that the pain is only temporary helped me get through the recovery so much easier.

Hilary Routt Due February 26 (boy); Connersville, Indiana 29 posts
7th Feb '13

Off topic but when did you guys have your csection? was any of them before 39 weeks. I am just asking because i have to have one due to my baby being breech also.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Reagan's Mom ♥:</b>" So i had a csection with my daughter because she was breech... so i figured maybe this time i could try ... [snip!] ... time? Im just kinda freaking out because this time i KNOW what to expect virsus the first time being a complete surprise lol"</blockquote>




Your frame has nothing to do with your ability to give birth. My grandmother might have been 4' 11" in her hayday. She gave birth vaginally to 12 children. My father was no small baby. Hell, none of the kids except Grace who was stillborn were under 7lbs.

Reagan's Mom ♥ Due July 16 (boy); 1 child; North Dakota 144 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennick.1113:</b>" My second section was a lot worse than my first but it was an emergency, not planned. My third section ... [snip!] ... but knowing what was going to happen and that the pain is only temporary helped me get through the recovery so much easier."</blockquote>




Mine was emergency and the recovery sucked. it seemed to take a long time for the pain to subside. i dont remember what it felt like when they put the needle in my back either :/ i guess im most worried about afterwards when the push to make sure ur uterus is going back normal... it hurt so bad.. it was worse than the contractions.

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4852 posts
7th Feb '13

I don't see what you having a tiny frame has to do with you giving birth. I am extremely tiny and I had all 3 of my boys vaginally. If you want to try for a vaginal birth this time around I say go for it. If your doctor refuses then maybe get a different doctor and second opinion.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Reagan's Mom ♥:" So i had a csection with my daughter because she was breech... so i figured maybe this time i could try ... [snip!] ... time? Im just kinda freaking out because this time i KNOW what to expect virsus the first time being a complete surprise lol"


if it ws scheduled... about the same.



though.... I've seen some really small women have a vag delivery just fine. Are you sure he just doesn't like to do VBACs?

Jennick.1113 36 kids; New York 7299 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Hilary Routt:" Off topic but when did you guys have your csection? was any of them before 39 weeks. I am just asking because i have to have one due to my baby being breech also."


1st was scheduled at 39w 2d
2nd was an emergency at 35w
3rd was scheduled at 38w 6d
& the fourth is scheduled for 12 days away, I'll be 39w 3d.

HereComesBaby2 Due August 29; 1 child; Willingboro Township, New Jersey 72 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lovinthem04:</b>" if there is nothing wrong, attempt a vbac. I am so upset at how often drs use the lie of "body/pelvic size" as a scare tactic for their convenience!"</blockquote>



It's ridiculous! I read they got paid more for each csection they did.

Reagan's Mom ♥ Due July 16 (boy); 1 child; North Dakota 144 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Hilary Routt:</b>" Off topic but when did you guys have your csection? was any of them before 39 weeks. I am just asking because i have to have one due to my baby being breech also."</blockquote>



Mine was at 36 weeks... but only because my water broke and everything on its own.. it wasnt planned... just a very very fast labor!!

*Kristina G* Due August 18 (girl); 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 191 posts
7th Feb '13

my second c.section was sooo much better then my first my first I was put to sleep nd it took longer to recover then my second nd I had a spinal done def a much better experience then my first

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting HereComesBaby2:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lovinthem04:</b>" if there is nothing wrong, attempt a vbac. ... [snip!] ... tactic for their convenience!"</blockquote> It's it ridiculous! I read they got paid more for each csection they did."</blockquote>




This is true. They get surgical fees.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Hilary Routt:" Off topic but when did you guys have your csection? was any of them before 39 weeks. I am just asking because i have to have one due to my baby being breech also."


not anymore. Without a medical condition... they should not schedule a section before 39 weeks.
(though they get moved up sometimes if a woman goes into labor on her own)