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Cesarean Support Circle-June/July

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Starting a new thread. This is a support thread for anyone who is planning or recovering from a cesarean birth. Shall we start with a roll call?

equinox-2 c/bs 3/2000 and 9/2003
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KKmama here.
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Count me in. And I just posted Graysen's birth story--took a couple of weeks to write it!
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I'm here
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I'm here. And happy to report that 9 weeks PP, that damn pulling pain is finally gone for good!
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A Question...

Hi,
I'm wondering if anyone had a vaginal birth with their first child and then a c-section birth with their second due to Pelvic Floor Problems (ie incontinence - urinary or fecal)?

Thanks,
Chester
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Jessica'a Here!
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i am here too. I am new, but have appreciated the depth of support from this group.
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Kim's here too but mainly lurking. You guys keep the thread active!
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Hi mamas!

I am now 17 weeks post c/s and physically feeling so great for the most part! Emotionally I am doing well, but I have my moments when I get caught up in thinking about my c/b and what I could have done differently, I'm sure many of you have BTDT, so you know the space I'm talking about of self doubt and questions..ugh..

So anyway I must ask... is it normal to get mild tingly pain around the c/s incision during ovulation/AF?
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:::cough:::

Where are all of you?
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I've been going through some thinking lately with my next birth coming up soon. I think I'm going to stick with trying for a VBAC, but part of me wants another c/b, probably because that is "known" to me. It's conflicting having both sides open to me as the power is in my hands to ask for another c/b but I know I should try for a VBAC. We'll see what happens
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Well I guess I'll join in here. I'm about to have my 2nd c-section tomorrow. I have been trying and hopeing for a vbac since I found out that I was pg. Ds was a c/s due to distress and ftp. Well this baby just won't cooperate and is transverse. My due date was yesterday and my doctor is going on vacation Friday so tomorrow is the day. I have no signs of labor beginning anytime soon and I'm not going to try to deliver with a unknown doctor who will probably not allow a vbac anyway (even if this baby was to turn).

So I am mentally trying to come to terms with this. This will be our last baby and I was really hoping to have the birth I wanted. I'm sure I will be needing the support of you guys here.
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Originally Posted by calla lily
Well I guess I'll join in here. I'm about to have my 2nd c-section tomorrow. I have been trying and hopeing for a vbac since I found out that I was pg. Ds was a c/s due to distress and ftp. Well this baby just won't cooperate and is transverse. My due date was yesterday and my doctor is going on vacation Friday so tomorrow is the day. I have no signs of labor beginning anytime soon and I'm not going to try to deliver with a unknown doctor who will probably not allow a vbac anyway (even if this baby was to turn).

So I am mentally trying to come to terms with this. This will be our last baby and I was really hoping to have the birth I wanted. I'm sure I will be needing the support of you guys here.



That must be so frustrating. I've often wondered how I will feel if that should happen to me in the future.

I don't really have any advice, just empathy and support. And I guess, personally, I would be better off mentally knowing I was having a c/b and be able to make the appropriate accomodations for that, than to try for a VBAC and fail, or end up w/an emerg. c/b (for example, if you went into labor with the transverse presentation and had a cord prolapse or something).

Anyway ... look at the bright side ... you get to meet your little one tomorrow!

Please post when you have a chance and let us know how you and your little one are doing. We're here for you ...
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Even though I just had this baby, I think about my "next birth" off and on. Thing is, I was never certain that I wanted more than one baby. DH does, and will certainly be encouraging it, though. Anyway, I find myself more interested in having another baby than I was, I think because I'm hoping to be able to have the kind of birth I wanted. But that's a darn stupid reason to have another child! And what if I wasn't able to deliver that baby vaginally either? I think I'd feel even worse about that.

Well, it'll be at least a couple of years before we start thinking seriously about it, so I guess I've got time to figure it all out.

Good luck today calla lilly - hope everything goes seamlessly - enjoy your new baby!
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Hi all! I'm still here too .
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calla lily-i hope all goes well for you I am so sorry this isn't the birth you planned for yourself. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason though. good luck to you mama and happy birthday to your litle one!
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My 2nd son was my c/s baby. I still have adhesion pain and bladder spasms (from bladder trauma caused by the bladder blade during surgery). I just had a VBAC 7 weeks ago which was fantastic emotional healing for me and my family. Nate knows he was born by a "cut in mum's tummy", and for him to participate in my labour and be present for Jhonen's birth was really magical for him as well as me. So to all you mamas here I offer huge hugs!! In my book, all the moms who undergo surgery to have their babies are the true superwomen.
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no time... but i'm here and was wondering where you all were!!
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