There's been talk of the possibility of my needing a c-section if my platelets are too low (the last check was actually *up* to 136 from 114 the previous check, so hopefully won't be needing it, but...), and if it comes to that, I'll have to be under general anesthesia. I've read all about "gentle cesarean" births, and they sound wonderful, but they all seem directed (mainly) towards c-sections under local anesthesia, and so not quite as helpful. I've had a previous c-section, under general anesthesia, which was *very* traumatic, and so I'm trying to avoid similar this time, just in case, but I'm not sure how, because most of the issues seemed to stem from the general anesthesia (DD was super sleepy, didn't eat for at least 24 hours, I was out of it for about the same amount of time, a huge lack of connection between me and her from birth, and (even though I know now), I was always worried that she wasn't the "right" baby, since neither her dad nor I were there when she was born.) I'm doing everything I can think of to raise my platelet count, so I don't have to have the c-section, but I want to be prepared for it, too, just in case, because last time, we were bullied and kind of blind-sided.
What kind of preparing should I do? Is there anything I can do to make it more pleasant/not so traumatizing?