I posted on the last thread and you all gave me alot to think about and helped me deal with some issues, Thanks!
I have come to terms with the fact that I have never and will never give birth vaginally, but I still have sad moments. I am planning on my 3rd c-birth in late March/early April. My first was not planned and I had a lot of problems dealing with it. My second was planned for about 6 weeks because of severe PIH and Pre-e. I had a very nice birth! They used Dura-morph (fake morphine) in the spinal, which was awesome! My arms were not strapped down, I held dd right after birth, Dh cut the cord and stayed with the baby while they finished sewing me up. I was talking and joking with the doctors and nurses while they were sewing me up. These are all things that did not happen with my first birth. I was also able to ebf dd untill about 2 months ago when my milk dried up. I think all these factors helped me have a much more positive experience. I LOVE my obs and appreciate their help in dealing with my issues. The other thing that helped with all these things was sitting down with the L&D nurses in a pre-op session and talking all these things over.
The only thing I want to change with my 3rd birth is to make it closer to term and watch as she is born. I tried to do this with #2, but started puking and missed the whole thing.
I also second the idea of having help lined up at home and taking pain meds. Walking as soon as you can always helps me to feel like a normal person! (as does that first shower).
We live in a very rural area and they are almost done building a brand new hospital, where this baby will be born. The old hospital was biult in the 50s, and they did their best to put a modernize L&D, but there is only so much you can do. The rooms were small and there was only 1 whirlpool/birthing tub. They encoraged rooming-in, but with a hospital bed, a rocking chair, and very uncomfortable fold out chair-bed for dad and the bassinet, the rooms were full.We were looking at the plans for the L&D rooms this weekend and they are AWESOME!! THey are big and have a full size hid-a-bed couch in them. They say they will take the hospital bed out after birth if you want, so you can sleep with your dh (and baby - which they don't care!). They are having an open house this weekend and we are going to try and go. They open in 2 weeks! Just had to share!
Hopeing to participate more often,