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My dumbass SIL Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
9th Feb '13

Wants to get a c-section because her doctor told her since she wears contacts, it might damage her eyes to push. :? Um, what?



And SIL is totally on board. "It won't be painful, I'll just have a small cut." I'm trying to tell her all the risks and downsides of a c-section but she wants one. I have a feeling she's going to be asking her "doctor" to schedule it early too.



Has anyone ever heard of this?



I wear contacts...I am legally blind in my right eye. And I gave birth naturally twice. I pushed for over 3 hours with my first. My eyes are fine.



*Shrugs.*

Nathan Young 2 kids; Syracuse, New York 57578 posts
9th Feb '13

HAHA to it won't be painful. They're cutting through muscles, as well as skin.



But, also, the doctor needs to be kicked in the nuts (if he really told her that).

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting The Doctor:" HAHA to it won't be painful. They're cutting through muscles, as well as skin. But, also, the doctor needs to be kicked in the nuts (if he really told her that)."



Right?! My BIL got so defensive -"whatever the doctor says, we're going to do." "But c-sections are popular here." They live in Poland.



I'm like dude....take my advice seriously. I never had a c-section but I did do my research about them when I had previa and might have needed one. And, of course, I learned a lot from BG. :)

Nathan Young 2 kids; Syracuse, New York 57578 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting Supafly★:" Right?! My BIL got so defensive -"whatever the doctor says, we're going to do." "But c-sections are ... [snip!] ... but I did do my research about them when I had previa and might have needed one. And, of course, I learned a lot from BG. :)"


Yuck.



I almost needed one, and I'm so damn happy I didn't.

☠ Meg13 ☠ 2 kids; Kansas City, Missouri 13167 posts
9th Feb '13

:shock::roll:



That's ridiculous! "Popular"? Like they're the latest trend? Haha, tools.

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
9th Feb '13

As a woman who had an elective c-section per doctor's warning, your SIL should just say no. Everything post partum has been 10x worse than the vaginal birth with my daughter.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
9th Feb '13

That's really stupid because I'm sure the hospital won't even want you to wear contacts. Nothing for that matter, like makeup, etc.

Juggernog-aholic 4 kids; 2 angel babies; P, AR, United States 19809 posts
9th Feb '13
Quoting Mrs. God of Thunder:" That's really stupid because I'm sure the hospital won't even want you to wear contacts. Nothing for that matter, like makeup, etc."


:!: this.



I've had 3 csections, one asleep and 2 I was awake. The ones I were awake for were at two different hospitals and they both asked if I wore contacts, cause if I did I would need to take them out.



Tell your SIL she is being a dumbass and her doctor is a dumbass for saying that.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18064 posts
9th Feb '13

I pushed for 2 hours, with my contacts in, they never mentioned that they would need to come out. That's pretty ridiculous...

Momma +2 Girls 2 kids; Indiana 3612 posts
9th Feb '13

Lol shed rather have major surgery than switch contacts/change prescriptions in case pushing makes her eyes worse? Lol. Thats the stupidest thing ive heard this week. She must not have had anyone tell her that her eyesight may change anyway because of the hormonal changes. Lol. I wore my contacts with both births, one i pushed for 2 hours, the other i pushed for 12 minutes. If shes dumb enough to have an elective c section for that reason, well, shell realize soon enough how dumb that idea is.

κατι 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 3143 posts
9th Feb '13

LMAO....

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
9th Feb '13

Okay I'm glad I'm not the only one that was like :? :roll:.



It seems like she wants one because she doesn't want to push and the doctor is just giving her an excuse because, well, he's a doctor. And sometimes doctors would rather schedule c-sections out of convenience. Apparently that's prevalent in Poland more than here.



Sigh. It's her body and her choice but she's such a freaking selfish person.

κατι 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 3143 posts
9th Feb '13

She will feel like a idiot getting a damn c-section for no reason. That's ignorant beyond belief.

Clairebear & Abbey G :) 1 child; Ireland 2149 posts
9th Feb '13

A pain free c section eh? I wish, mine was awful + though I did recover fairly quickly after it I did nearly pass out a few times with the pain when I was trying to walk around after it. My section was crash category, gassed + baby grabbed before her heart stopped but I remember when the nurses were prepping me they asked if I had any jewellery, contacts, piercings etc that had to be taken out. And even here in Ireland where we are behind the times in some medical areas, I've never heard of a doc telling someone they had to have a section because they wear contacts, sounds ridiculous!

Momma +2 Girls 2 kids; Indiana 3612 posts
9th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Supafly★:</b>" Okay I'm glad I'm not the only one that was like :? :roll:. It seems like she wants one because she ... [snip!] ... that's prevalent in Poland more than here. Sigh. It's her body and her choice but she's such a freaking selfish person. "</blockquote>



Some schedule them cuz they get more $$ for a c section than a vaginal.