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Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31516 posts
28th Apr '13

We're you ladies in labor for a long period of time prior to having the emergency C's?
I think my exhaustion and overall mindset of being anti-C didn't help me one bit. :(
I want to say it was closer to 45 min to an hour before I nursed LO and held him. It seemed like much longer than it was, b/c I was just flat out exhausted.
I didn't really sleep the entire time I was in the hospital either, which I know wasn't the best for my health.

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4659 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Destinite:" We're you ladies in labor for a long period of time prior to having the emergency C's? I think my exhaustion ... [snip!] ... exhausted. I didn't really sleep the entire time I was in the hospital either, which I know wasn't the best for my health."

The only one I actually went through labor with was my son before having my emergency c section. I was in labor for a little over 8 hours and then had to be whisked away bc his heart rate dropped to almost nothing and they thought they were gonna lose him plus I was given morphine AFTER they knew I was highly allergic and I couldn't breathe and had to be put on oxygen. I was exhausted all three times. In my son's case, I slept for 5 hours after having my csection. But I also got to hold him and bond with him the entire time they were stitching me back up. It was only after I left the room that I completely zonked out which was the case in all three of mine. The other two I didn't sleep nearly as long...maybe an hour or so and I got to immediately bond with my children during the surgery as well as right after I woke up. I personally never felt any more deprived from getting to bond with my child than I would have with a vaginal delivery. That's just me though. But as for being anti c section, I was like that before I had my son. But by the time they told me they had to take him bc it was an emergency, all I cared about was that he was going to be born alive. My personal fears of going through it went out the window.

bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 74654 posts
status 28th Apr '13
Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:" :!: This. I was the same way. The dr and nurses couldn't believe how well I responded after having my ... [snip!] ... But before I had a csection, I was terrified of the thought bc everyone makes it seem a LOT worse than it actually is. "


I was too, I showered MYSELF within 6hrs, and all I heard before going in for the repeat was "you'll need help to shower" from my sister, I proved you wrooong.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:" :!: This. I was the same way. The dr and nurses couldn't believe how well I responded after having my ... [snip!] ... But before I had a csection, I was terrified of the thought bc everyone makes it seem a LOT worse than it actually is. "


lol I forgot about the coughing or the sneezing that was not fun either but like you said it was mild nothing sever

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Destinite:" We're you ladies in labor for a long period of time prior to having the emergency C's? I think my exhaustion ... [snip!] ... exhausted. I didn't really sleep the entire time I was in the hospital either, which I know wasn't the best for my health."


I was in labor from 32 weeks on they stopped my labor 6 times, when I had my emergency C-Section I was admitted four days prior. I was contracting every 1 to 2 minuets with strong contractions. My sons cord was under his head not allowing him to come down the way he should every time I contracted it would compress the cord and cause his heart rate to plummet lowest it went was 70's right before I had my C-section.



Prior to having my son I vomited every 15 to 20 minuets I couldn't even keep down normal stomach content the bile went from yellow to green to brown and thick. It was awful. They tested me for everything and they couldn't found out what was causing me to vomit like that. Once he was out I stopped vomiting and felt great.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49255 posts
28th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" We're you ladies in labor for a long period of time prior to having the emergency C's? I think my exhaustion ... [snip!] ... exhausted. I didn't really sleep the entire time I was in the hospital either, which I know wasn't the best for my health."</blockquote>




24+ hours

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4659 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" I was in labor from 32 weeks on they stopped my labor 6 times, when I had my emergency C-Section I ... [snip!] ... and they couldn't found out what was causing me to vomit like that. Once he was out I stopped vomiting and felt great."

Same with me as for being in labor early. I was in labor from 27 weeks on and only made it to 37 weeks by the Grace of God and strict bed rest/medication. They stopped my labor 7-8 times in that time frame, I can't remember exactly. My son's heart rate dropped to 19 before they took him by c section and they think it was because I had placenta previa as well. But he'd also pooped when they broke my water too. I've never vomited during my labor or deliveries but that's bc I asked for nausea meds at the first signs.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:" Same with me as for being in labor early. I was in labor from 27 weeks on and only made it to 37 weeks ... [snip!] ... broke my water too. I've never vomited during my labor or deliveries but that's bc I asked for nausea meds at the first signs. "


That was with nausea meds lol I vomit straight for 3 hours shy of 48 hours it sucked I still have no idea why it happened they couldn't figure it out.



lol when they broke my water I remember hearing a lot of movement and the Dr. laughed and said she got you. My mom had it on video of the Dr breaking the water and it squirting out and soaked the resident. He looked like he peed himself poor guy. I had high fluid my Dr. said that's pretty common when you have more fluid then you should.

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4659 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" That was with nausea meds lol I vomit straight for 3 hours shy of 48 hours it sucked I still have no ... [snip!] ... like he peed himself poor guy. I had high fluid my Dr. said that's pretty common when you have more fluid then you should."

Lol.....wow! Yeah I guess I'm just lucky. Maybe it was because of the contractions? I've had friends who puked a lot during their labor but thankfully I never did with my son. Lmbo....that's too funny about the fluid. My best friend had very high amniotic fluid and she said she literally felt like a balloon deflating and like she'd lost 20 lbs. I didn't really feel my water breaking much because by that time I had already had the epidural in and just felt pressure and like I was peeing myself. Lol. But I know I didn't have a lot of amniotic fluid in any of my pregnancies. I had very low fluid all three times and they could never find out why,

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:" Lol.....wow! Yeah I guess I'm just lucky. Maybe it was because of the contractions? I've had friends ... [snip!] ... have a lot of amniotic fluid in any of my pregnancies. I had very low fluid all three times and they could never find out why, "


I am the opposite I have had high fluid each pregnancy my first broke on it's on and I delivered naturally but it felt like someone turn on a faucet and forgot to shut it off. I had stuffed a towel between my thighs to help save my moms seat as she drove me in by the time I got to the hospital the towel was soaked. I always go pre-term I wonder if that has anything to do with it (high fliud)?

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4659 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" I am the opposite I have had high fluid each pregnancy my first broke on it's on and I delivered naturally ... [snip!] ... time I got to the hospital the towel was soaked. I always go pre-term I wonder if that has anything to do with it (high fliud)?"

Yeah...I was always afraid my water would break on its own. I did have small leaks with my girls. Idk if it has anything to do with it or not but I went into PTL with my son and didn't have high fluid. They really don't know what caused me to go so soon because my girls, I was the opposite. I only dilated to 1 by the day of my csection. Lol

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:" Yeah...I was always afraid my water would break on its own. I did have small leaks with my girls. Idk ... [snip!] ... know what caused me to go so soon because my girls, I was the opposite. I only dilated to 1 by the day of my csection. Lol"


Not sure I had boys my first I started pre-term labor at 29 weeks delivered at 34 my second I started pre-term at 32 and delivered at 37. Both of my babies where big though my first was 7 pounds 2 ounces at 34 weeks and my second was 8 pounds even at 37 lol...



I am not sure why I go into pre-term labor either my doctor said my body just likes to quit at 30 weeks but she is not sure why.

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4659 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" Not sure I had boys my first I started pre-term labor at 29 weeks delivered at 34 my second I started ... [snip!] ... am not sure why I go into pre-term labor either my doctor said my body just likes to quit at 30 weeks but she is not sure why."

Oh my! Lol. Big babies for being earlier on. My son was 7 lbs, 8 1/2 oz at birth at 37 weeks but they thought with the way he had grown he would have been over 10 lbs if I went to my due date especially since my MIL had four kids that all were over 10 lbs. My second was born at 38 weeks and was 6 lbs 1 oz and my last daughter was born at 39 weeks and was 6 lbs even. They both suffered IUGR and turned out bigger than what they expected them to.



ETA: I have a very irritable uterus which they think is the cause of my PTL history.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:" Oh my! Lol. Big babies for being earlier on. My son was 7 lbs, 8 1/2 oz at birth at 37 weeks but they ... [snip!] ... bigger than what they expected them to. ETA: I have a very irritable uterus which they think is the cause of my PTL history."


Wow if you didn't have IUGR you probably would have had at least some 9 pound babies. I know doctors never take note of family history of big babies but I think they should my family usually on my moms side as between 9 and 12 pound babies (also a history of pre-term labors) and my dads they stay around 8 to 9 pounds (usually go full term or over). My first was estimated to be around 13 pounds if I would have made it to term and my second was estimated to be 10 if I would have gone full term.

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4659 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" Wow if you didn't have IUGR you probably would have had at least some 9 pound babies. I know doctors ... [snip!] ... to be around 13 pounds if I would have made it to term and my second was estimated to be 10 if I would have gone full term."

Holy crapola!!!!! 13 and 10 lb babies! Good thing you went into labor early! Maybe it was your body's way of making sure you had a smooth delivery. Lol. And yeah, I agree too. I think all my kids would have been big babies had it not been for IUGR. I'm kinda scared this baby will be IUGR too :/ They caught it early on with my second but my last, it wasn't caught till a couple days before I was supposed to deliver. The dr that delivered my son was aware of the possibility of him being a 10 pounder and we'd already discussed the probability of having to have a csection bc I was small framed and she didn't think I could push him out. As it turns out, I didn't get a chance anyways bc of everything that happened during my labor.