I have never had an emergency c-birth, but I do think that planned is better in a lot of ways- mainly in that you will have your own OB there.
My recovery was the very best this time, but I can't honestly say that I was calm going into this birth -I think that was *right* though, even my dh felt it- we were both very scared- in ways we weren't the first 2 times, and when we found out afterwards about the fact that I had begun to rupture, and the difficulty they had getting my ds out of me- things were not "good" and my body knew it, I think. I had originally thought I would go into labor before having this baby, and I DID feel much better after scheduling the birth,and knowing my OB would be there. I believe that scheduling the birth was right for me and my situation, but I can see how others would chose to labor first, and even to VBAC
As for the OP on this thread- the hospital was pretty good about all of my wishes, but I think that was mainly due to having discussed it all with my OB ahead of time, and complete rooming in of the baby (they had no chance to do anything I didn't want to him
), they even let me have someone stay overnight with me to help me care for the babe, which I did need, I was very sleepy that first night.
I think the recovery was best this time b/c I moved early, ate early (even prior to gas
), and switched to *my* preferred pain med as quickly as I could (morphine does nothing for me).
I wish I could have a sig line just for use in this thread
, it would be:
"Talk to your OB about double layer sutures, and report any internal incisional pain to your OB- oh- and listen to your instincts