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Cast Your Vote:

    • Manipulation and induction -- Votes: 19
    • C-section -- Votes: 26
If these were your options for birth treann79 33 kids; Wisconsin 1190 posts
28th Jun '13

I will try to make this short:
5 years ago my son was born at 41 weeks (induced) and labor was very long and painful. Began at Thursday morning at 7:30, hard labor kicked in at 7pm, he was born Friday night at 5:27pm. A few scares along the way and needed oxygen when he came out. Pushed for over 3 hours. 10 lbs 1 oz, 22.5inches
May 2012, my daughter was stillborn at 39 weeks. She was in the transverse position the night before at my last doc appt. I did exercises found on "spinningbabies.com, I discovered no movement the next morning. Was induced that evening at 6pm, she was born at 12:05am. Much shorter than my first. 45 minutes of pushing. She was 9lbs 4oz, 21.5inches
I am 38 weeks 1 day. I am being induced on Monday. Baby is lying transverse and is again measuring quite large. I am obviously terrified to do any type of exercises on my own without being monitored. I go in Monday morning and have to figure out if I should have them try to move him from the outside or if I want a c-section. I just want my healthy baby and know that c-section would be easiest on baby, but also feel a little better that I would be monitored during manipulation.
What would you do if you were in my shoes and had these 2 choices.

user banned 2 kids; Moses Lake, Washington 13508 posts
28th Jun '13

Avoid section at all costs. But that's just me.

treann79 33 kids; Wisconsin 1190 posts
28th Jun '13
Quoting Jillynne:" Avoid section at all costs. But that's just me."


That is what I was kind of leaning towards too. Thanks!

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
28th Jun '13

There are a ton if risks with trying to move the baby and given your history I would personally opt for a csection. Best of luck.

EasyComeEasyGo 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Maryland 8030 posts
28th Jun '13

Alot of ladies on here are going to tell you to avoid c-section..given your history, I would opt the c-section 100%

AwkwardTurtle 34 kids; Syracuse, NY, United States 2085 posts
28th Jun '13

After a stillbirth, personally I would opt for a c-section. I've had two and I know they are not fun, but Id do anything to get baby here safely.

treann79 33 kids; Wisconsin 1190 posts
28th Jun '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" There are a ton if risks with trying to move the baby and given your history I would personally opt for a csection. Best of luck."


That is why I am scared too...I do have comfort in knowing baby will be completely monitored during this though. And if anything seems off they can do an emergency c-section. But...still such a hard decision :cry:

SherryandMatt Due February 15; 1 child; 6 angel babies; Arizona 3883 posts
status 28th Jun '13

Given your history and the baby in the same position i'd opt for a section. I am not all gung ho for C-sections but for my mental health and fear of knowing what can happen since it already did i'd go for it. I am sooo sorry for your loss. I wish you the best of luck in a healthy delivery and baby whatever method you choose!!!!!

Krystle ♥ 2 kids; New York 3923 posts
28th Jun '13

Honestly. Your situation I would opt for a c-section.
I would rather be safe.

Kylees Mama 1 child; Faribault, Minnesota 4193 posts
28th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" There are a ton if risks with trying to move the baby and given your history I would personally opt for a csection. Best of luck."</blockquote>




:!:

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
28th Jun '13

I had 2 natural births an done C-section. It was not my choice at all, was supposed to be a home birth again.



DD was transverse with her head tilted back and her neck in an awkward position, it was not safe to turn her. I went in for a bedside ultrasound to see if position had changed and to turn her, and then they saw how her head was, so they made the decision to do the C-section then, within 45 minutes of having the ultrasound they were doing the C-section.
It was 8 days before my due date.



If I were you given th ehistory, I would do a C-section. I was terrified of them and honestly it was not bad at all. I healed really nice too and very quickly.



Good luck on your decision

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
28th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting treann79:</b>" That is why I am scared too...I do have comfort in knowing baby will be completely monitored during ... [snip!] ... during this though. And if anything seems off they can do an emergency c-section. But...still such a hard decision :cry:"</blockquote>



Number one thing is getting the baby out safely. Which option has the lowest risk to you and baby. In your case I think it's a csection. Normally I'm all for avoid csection at all costs but your history doesn't sound promising.

treann79 33 kids; Wisconsin 1190 posts
28th Jun '13
Quoting SherryandMatt:" Given your history and the baby in the same position i'd opt for a section. I am not all gung ho for ... [snip!] ... it. I am sooo sorry for your loss. I wish you the best of luck in a healthy delivery and baby whatever method you choose!!!!!"


Thank you! I will definitely be thinking and praying about this all weekend. I hope I can just wake up Monday morning and know what to do.

Bosco123 1 child; Oklahoma City, OK, United States 1493 posts
28th Jun '13
Quoting treann79:" That is why I am scared too...I do have comfort in knowing baby will be completely monitored during ... [snip!] ... during this though. And if anything seems off they can do an emergency c-section. But...still such a hard decision :cry:"


Now that I think about it more, since baby will be monitored, I might go for the induction. If anything happens, they can get him out in a matter of minutes.

I had a c-sec though and was totally fine with it and if I ever have another I'm 100% having another c-sec.

Addy & Grace & Owen's Mom ; 3 kids; Michigan 1340 posts
status 28th Jun '13

With your history I would honestly go for the C-section. I am terrified of any kind of surgery, but in that situation I would be more scared for my baby. I've never had a C-section but a lot of my friends have and they had no problems with it.