Long story short..
My DH's co worker and a friends wife had Csecs this past week, one had a Planned Cesarean ("baby a") and the other had a Cesarean ("baby b") after being induced before her due date. Both doctors said "the baby is big" and both little girls were born 7lbs 10oz and 7lbs 6oz.
I'm not the type to be pushy or "force my beliefs", but I did inform both of them of the highlights in my pregnancy and that it is possible to have a natural birth. Even when "baby b" was in labor and updating on Facebook I told her "my mom was in an induced labor for 3 days and had me naturally, at 9lbs 8oz" and offered words of encouragement.
At first I felt upset, that they were robbed of the experience. Baby A's mom supposedly wanted a water birth, but she planned the Csec, so I believe that was her choice. Baby B's mom wanted to go "as natural as possible", but I guess she didn't know inductions increase the chance of Csec by 50%.
I am very relieved, as a CLE, the Baby A is being breastfed and is doing great and I sense regret (about her csec) when I see the mother.
Overall, these situations are very upsetting to me, my personal friends are like minded and since I don't see or communicate with these women on a regular basis, so I don't see them all the time. All I can do is be an advocate for Natural Childbirth and Breastfeeding.
Have any of you had a similar experience?
Edited by aHikaru - 3/20/12 at 10:07am