i'm so glad to have a found a c-section thread. i haven't read all the posts, but wanted to share my biths. we are expecting blessing #4 in OCT. it will be my 4th section. i am so looking foward to it.
Ds#1 was born c-section at 33 wks, 4 lbs 8 oz due to me having severe pre-eclampsia and he being double footling breech and after a failed external version. it was a good experience, i know it had to be done so why be upset about it.
Ds #2 i was attempting a VBAC, was induced 3 days early due to my size. i had a great labor, fairly quick as first labors go. but at 10 cm i had zippo urge to push, i would push, but on;y cuz they said i was complete. it didn't feel good at all to push, felt like he was going to come shooting out my scar. so on to section #2 we went. again, a very positive experience. he was NOT coming outta this bod, being the petite 10 lbs 7 oz that he was!
Ds #3 was a scheduled c-section, 10 lbs 3 oz. an awesome experience. i told them i wanted to watch so they lugged a mirror down there for me...what an awesome thing!
Dc #4 will be a scheduled section as well. so looking forward to it.
i hear of so many people who are so torn up about a section, and i spose i could be, but i am not. that was how i was chosen to give birth to my babies and i looked forward to each birth as if i were having a vaginal birth. if there were no medical way to give birth other than vaginally, i or my babies could have died during any of the births, why would i want to risk it. so to those who are torn about them, please just embrace this birth experience and enjoy it to the fullest extent. after all, what is more important, a healthy mom and baby or knowing you gave birth through your vagina (the exact thoughts i had for myself when thinking of the births of my babies and future babies). i hope this hasn't offended anyone, but it's how i feel and felt i needed to express what has gone through my head so many times reading different birth stories. please accept my appologies if this was offensive to you.
this will be our last baby and i will be getting a tubal during the section.