Reply
This is it. C-section 10am Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
21st Feb '13

Estimated 9lbs 5oz.
My doctor was honest saying it can go either way,
But between her positioning, her weight and my pelvic issues.
A C-section would be the best route. In the beginning of the last apt. I made my mind up if C-section were an option to do that before trying to induce. I'd rather know she'll be out safe, than have to worry about rushing to the OR if she got stuck. And also this way we can ensure no broken bones. In a way trying to calm myself down about this, I kind of looked at the upside? No labor pains? I know I'll be sad about that... Not getting to experience it, but I guess it's an upside for now. Not looking forward to the recovery. But I trust my OB, and I'm definitely ready for this to be over. Another downer was the hospital I wanted to deliver at. Well, I can't. I was switched to a closer hospital. Next door to my OB. LUCKILY. She'll be the one doing the surgery. Which is all I'm concerned with. I told her as long as it's her doing it, I don't care what hospital, and tomorrow the NICU team will be in my hospital anyway. So that was a relief. Wish me luck. And any advice from previous c-section mama's is definitely welcome.

Squeaky McGee [16 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65873 posts
21st Feb '13

I've never had a c-section, but I wish you the best!

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
21st Feb '13

Thanks :) Definitely ready to be done.

r a b b i t ™ Somewhere, US, United States 27547 posts
21st Feb '13

Good luck!
Remember to get lots of rest over the next few weeks and the pain meds are there to help you. Take them if you need them. You know you can shoot me a message any time if you have questions. I have 6 more days until mine!



Oh, do you have a heating pad?

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Rabbit
mommyof6girlsand a babybo 7 kids; 92 posts
21st Feb '13

im having a c-section at 8 am tomorrow my pubic bone seperated delivering vaginally could do more damage and i could end up with an emergency c-section anyway im definately nervous and other than the fact that i have felt labor and delivered my 5 daughters vaginally im feeling the same way trying to look for the upside etc.. good luck and easy recovery wishes for you yay we get to meet our babies in the morning

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting mommyof6soontobe7:" im having a c-section at 8 am tomorrow my pubic bone seperated delivering vaginally could do more damage ... [snip!] ... way trying to look for the upside etc.. good luck and easy recovery wishes for you yay we get to meet our babies in the morning"


I had something that they're thinking it why my pelvis and baby aren't cooperating the relaxant that releases, released too much. Hopefully it'll be over soon! For both of us. We just gotta look at the upside. Our babies will have the same birthday!

r a b b i t ™ Somewhere, US, United States 27547 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Chels :3:" No but if I need to get one I definitely will! lol. "


It will definitely help with the cramps when you're recovering if you can get one. Either that or the thermacare patches for menstrual cramps. Seriously, those things were like heaven for a good week after my second.

NerfHerder Due February 16; 1 child; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2211 posts
21st Feb '13

Good luck momma! About time!

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
21st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rabbit™:</b>" Good luck! Remember to get lots of rest over the next few weeks and the pain meds are there to help you. ... [snip!] ... know you can shoot me a message any time if you have questions. I have 6 more days until mine! Oh, do you have a heating pad?"</blockquote>




This. Don't let the drugs fool you into thinking you're ok to do a lot. Walk enough to avoid blood clots. But not too much. Don't lay flat on your back. It hurts like a mofo getting back up. And take your pain meds at the min time allowed for at least the first week. Its hard to relieve the pain once it comes on so u wanna stay on top of it. Ice pack for swelling. Cough or sneeze or laugh or poop with a pillow pressed on your abdomen haha

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rabbit
r a b b i t ™ Somewhere, US, United States 27547 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Chels :3:" Thank you this is all advice I definitely need especially the pillow thing I was wondering how to go ... [snip!] ... this is worse with this kind of thing so I'll definitely be doing this. And how did breastfeeding go while being on narcotics?"


Breastfeeding was a breeze for me.
One warning though is to try not to breastfeed in a spot where you're more inclined to fall into a deep sleep. While taking the pain meds I slept in a recliner because I would often doze through feeds and it made me more receptive to any movements. I cosleep normally, but you just can't really safely cosleep under the influence of narcotics. Luckily I did so much dozing in the first week that I really didn't need a solid block of sleep.



Definitely sleep when baby sleeps. It may be hard at first, but you'll thank yourself in the long run. If you can't fall asleep at least relax, chill out and give your body a break. Physically, your body is going to be under ten times the amount of pressure recovering from surgery and keeping up with the demand of a nursing infant.

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Rabbit
lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rabbit™:</b>" Breastfeeding was a breeze for me. One warning though is to try not to breastfeed in a spot where you're ... [snip!] ... going to be under ten times the amount of pressure recovering from surgery and keeping up with the demand of a nursing infant."</blockquote>



Same here. Bfing makes u drowsy as it is, and add pain meds to that. I fell asleep many times in the nicu. I kept startling myself awake wondering "omg how long was I out" haha

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
23rd Feb '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rabbit