I was wondering if I could join our group??
I hadmy first c-section in April of 2001. My son was a transverse arrest. After 29 hours of labor I ended up with a c-section. Long story short.. My water broke, I was told to come right to the hospital, dutifuly went.. was induced (not allowed to wait for labor to start on its own..), left alone to labor with DH (all the nurses were busy).. struggled through 6 hours of intense back labor.. got an epidural.. pushed for 3 hours and was told to have a c-section.
It was a crushing crushing blow.. and coupled with a baby in the NICU for dehydration, bfing difficulties and 9 weeks of thrush..started a downward spiral of depression and anger..
With my second pregnancy I vowed that I would not have this happen again.. I chose a new practice..with a MW, hired a doula and read and educated myself as much as one could humanly do..i think.. Having a second c-section never entered my brain.. But guess what.. it happened last month..
It was a much different experience.. much more positive..My birth story for my second child is herehttp://www.ovusoft.com/forum
Tell Someone, then Birth Stories, then Sophia Edith's birth (sorry a direct link doesn't work..)
But I am still coping with feeling saddened by my second C.. and striving to stay positive...Hearing of others who have had bigger babies vaginally makes keeping positive hard...Some days are harder than others..
So.. that is the abridged version of my story.. Thanks for listening..