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post #21 of 24
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HIldare - sorry the babe doesn't seem to be cooperating.  But, wow, how great of your doc to be so flexible.  Thanks too for the great tip regarding the nurses.  Never really occurred to me to try and speak up or influence what nurse I have.  I think I'll try and be very vocal about my preferences before hand to see if I can get someone more on the same page as me. 

 

 

post #22 of 24
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I hate to see this happen... dr.s are off so often when the try to guess the weight. I don't quite understand why you would c-birth before your due date?


i thought i responded to this a few posts back in this thread.  are you expecting around february or trying to decide about a c-birth-- or are you just posting here to inquire about my birth choices?  strange.

 

post #23 of 24
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i thought i responded to this a few posts back in this thread.  are you expecting around february or trying to decide about a c-birth-- or are you just posting here to inquire about my birth choices?  strange.

 

I was wondering the same thing.
 

 

post #24 of 24

This will be a repeat (actually a 3peat ;)) csection for me. I am at peace with the fact that I'm having a csection and am prepared to make the best of it.

For me, it is helpful to remind myself that my 1st section was vital...without it, neither me nor my oldest DS would be here!

But I found the first section scary and, of course, not my ideal vision of a birth!

My 2nd DS's section was a lot better because I knew what to expect and had come into the experience much more organized and prepared (yes, you absolutely CAN have a "birth plan" even with a csection!)

This time around, I have again typed up a birth plan and feel as prepared and as in-control of things as is possible given the circumstance! The important thing with the csection to me is that, unless there is a medical emergency, I want to hold the baby immediately and bring him into the recovery room with me/nurse him in the recovery room... that way, I don't feel like I've lost as much of that special bonding time just because I had a surgical birth. 

And I guess I'm lucky that the hospital where I birth lets csection mamas start rooming-in with their babies right away. 

The one thing I'm HUGELY dreading is the spinal... I hate hate hate that paralyzed sensation. UGH, hate it. It makes me feel woozy and nauseous and awful. I was thinking about discussing the idea of doing an epidural instead of a spinal during the section... has anyone opted for this? What is the difference?

 

-Ruby :) 

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