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Scheduled C-section Hilary Routt Due February 26 (boy); Connersville, Indiana 29 posts
19th Feb '13

Ok, so I have a scheduled c-section on the 21st which is only 2 days from now, and I am starting to get REALLY NERVOUS about it. With my DD I delivered naturally at 32 weeks. She only weighed 3 lbs and 11 oz. So really it wasn't like a normal pregnancy. With this one I was hoping to get the full experience, but my DS has refused to cooperate, and now i have to have a C-section. As long as he is healthy it is fine with me, but now my nerves are starting to get to me the closer i get to the c-section day. I am terrified i am going to feel them doing the procedure, or that they might leave some of their equipment in me or SOMETHING will go wrong. I am trying to think of the positives but the WHAT-IFS just keep popping in my head. Is there any advise that anyone who has been through this can give me, or any pointers to help take my mind off of things. I have packed and repacked but I can only pack my, my husbands, and baby's bags so many times. I m just a nervous wreck to be honest....

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
19th Feb '13

just out of curiosity what is making it to where you have to have the c-section?



regardless i hope all goes well. women have them all the time =)

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6812 posts
19th Feb '13

Ive had 2 scheduled sections, you will be in and out in a matter of minutes. You will feel pressure and pulling and tugging, but you should not feel pain. the room will be cold as ICE, and you will start to shiver- well I did. The nurse will cover you with warm blankets, you will get a spinal and they will lay you on the table. Once on the table you have your arms strapped down, and they start testing to see what you can feel, its just a cold spray and they ask if you can feel it. Right before initial cut your SO or DH or whoever you choose to be in the room (only one person) will be allowed in. The procedure will start, baby will be out and you will start getting closed up right away! I want to say I was told a c-section should not take more then 5mins if all goes well.



Dont stress, and just think of what the end result is! a NEW BABY!! The pain and fear will go away once you see that baby! Good luck!

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
19th Feb '13

I just had a c-section 4 weeks ago. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. They tipped me and I felt likd I was falling. The sensation was just great. Lol. The feeling was just so cool. I've had some pretty miserable healing, but the surgery itself was great.

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6812 posts
19th Feb '13
Quoting Commander Shepard:" I just had a c-section 4 weeks ago. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. They tipped me and I felt ... [snip!] ... was just great. Lol. The feeling was just so cool. I've had some pretty miserable healing, but the surgery itself was great."


Lol its the worst when they tip you, and you have no control over your legs. I remember the doctor laughing saying 'dont worry your not going to fall!' lol but I was trying so hard to catch myself.

*Kristina G* Due August 18 (girl); 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 191 posts
19th Feb '13

with my second c.section I asked if my legs were in the air bcuz I felt like I was floating as if I was in a pool lolsz nd if they started cutting me cuz I started falling asleep. it's not bad at all only thing that might get you is afterwards when the spinal wears off nd you start itching like a crackhead. I couldn't stop itching.

HebbReese Due March 11; Japan 1 posts
19th Feb '13

I had a scheduled c-section with my daughter almost 5 years ago. I was absolutely terrified. It was NOTHING like I expected. Once I received the spinal block and was laying on the table, you would have thought we were out to lunch or something. The doctors, nurses and I carried on a conversation as if nothing was going on at all. I was in and out of the operating room within 20 minutes. It was so quick. After talking with a few friends and family who had baby's the natural way, I feel like I cheated. No labor, no pain (recovery is uncomfortable but not horribly painful), no pushing....I just got to lay there while the doctors did all of the work. I am having another daughter and have a c-section scheduled for two weeks from today. I am MUCH less nervous this time around. Good luck to you. I am sure everything will go smoothly. :D

Sonya B+2 18 kids; Brazil 3512 posts
19th Feb '13

I had an emergency c section with my first in 2008 and even though it was an emergency it wasn't a horrible experience. I felt like I was in and out but I must have fell asleep after in recovery cause it felt like I was there forever. Afterwards I was concerned cause I couldn't feel my left leg for a day and a half I thought for sure I wouldn't ever have feeling in it again lol. The nurses will come in and press n your stomach often which gets annoying and it hurts! My recovery wasnt bad at all though once I got home I felt more normal and comfortable only pain is getting up and down for the first week.



I am having my second c section on the 28th.. So just 9 days for me and even though I've done it before and I should know what to expect, I am really nervous! Good luck to you, I am sure you'll do great! :)

Hilary Routt Due February 26 (boy); Connersville, Indiana 29 posts
19th Feb '13
Quoting I love Kenzi:" just out of curiosity what is making it to where you have to have the c-section? regardless i hope all goes well. women have them all the time =)"

I have to have a c-section due to the fact that my baby is Huge lol and Breech. I have tried everything the doctors recommended as far as exercises and stretching but it just didn't work