Major anxiety and fear about my planned c-section mrs.brittsy Due August 23; 2 kids; Tennessee 23 posts
17th Jun '13

To start, I've had two sections before, my oldest DS is 3, youngest DS is 2, we're due with our first baby girl on August 24, with a scheduled c-section for August 19. I recently had an aquaintance (I knew her online, not in real life), die from blood clot issues resulting from her c-section. So, of course, I had to google what the occurance of those issues are. I was already scared, but now I'm downright frightened. I'm losing sleep from this, and having nightmares about crazy things, (like killer bees in the OR while I'm having my c-section). I wake up crying from these nightmares, and whenever I think about the possibility that I could die and leave my DH and my children, it makes me start bawling.

I don't know what to do! I've done this before, I know what to expect, but my other two sections weren't planned, the first was due to pre-eclampsia, and the second was due to a failed vbac. I was anxious before those, but I didn't really have the time to get as worked up as I am right now. And I still have 9 weeks to go! ACK!

I need some encouraging words! Some advice on what I can do to get through these next few weeks and feel better about this! Help!

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
17th Jun '13

I don't know what to tell you momma! I'm scared to death of my C-Section coming up. I've tried every hospital in the area, but no one will take me as a VBAC candidate. My C-Section with DD was an emergency and they had to put me under for it, I'm about to drive myself crazy thinking of being awake during it.

All I can say is that I don't know anyone PERSONALLY that has had ANY major complications from C-Sections..medicine is advancing all of the time, so I'm confident that your doctor will do the best job he can for you and your baby!

Kristy aka Logan's mommy 1 child; Loveland, Ohio 811 posts
17th Jun '13

Just keep concentrating on the fact you're going to meet your baby girl:) sending lots of feel good vibes your way:)

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4626 posts
17th Jun '13

It's honestly normal to feel the way you do. Surgery is a major and scary thing no matter if you've been through it before. My last one, I fretted the entire time and felt SO odd because I'd been through two already and knew exactly how it would go. I won't lie, I had some complications and almost died during my last one but it could have been prevented. My anestesiologist was a jerk and knew I'd had previous issues after delivery dealing with the spinal block/epidural and he ignored me when I said something was wrong. I got a severe migraine right after he inserted the medicine and it made my neck and back spasm so bad that I could barely stand it and it also increased my heart rate. Sorry I'm probably not helping matters but like I said, it could have been prevented had they did some other kind of medication to numb me. What I will tell you is just TRY to relax and don't let those dreams get to you. They are most likely being stemmed from your anxiety and pregnancy hormones going wacko anyways. And just because complications CAN arise doesn't mean it will happen to you. Just like complications can still arise with vaginal births. All you can do is have trust in your dr that they will take the upmost care of you and try to focus on the fact that after your csection, you'll get to see your beautiful baby. :) This time I'm going back to my original dr and hospital that delivered my other two since they are very familiar with my previous issues with the spinal and will probably put me all the way under when it comes time. Good luck and please try to focus on the good!

roflcopterrr Arkansas 478 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting The Andromeda Strain:" I don't know what to tell you momma! I'm scared to death of my C-Section coming up. I've tried every ... [snip!] ... is advancing all of the time, so I'm confident that your doctor will do the best job he can for you and your baby!"

I'm with you on actually being awake for the C-Section this time! I was knocked out because the epidural didn't take and it was too late, he was already cutting in! :lol:

OP, it is normal to feel scared. Just trust your doctor and try to relax. :) Good luck!