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post #41 of 52
Thank you very much for posting your c/s story. It's similar to my situation now, and I appreciated reading it. BTW, how did you find healing?
post #42 of 52
OwensMa! I met you once at the Waterloo OYEC. How are things going?

Wishing you positive birth vibes!!

Don't know where things stand or if I've come to this too late, but PM if you feel like chatting about what's going on. We had planned a hb with ds, but ended up being transferred and having a C/S. While it was a shock and scary, I came to accept that it was the only choice for us. If things indicate that our situation repeats itself with the next, it's very likely that I may choose a planned C/S. A healthy baby trumps any other scenarios, as beautiful and natural as they may be.

ps if you must be transferred, see about having it done on Dr. Shannon's shift. He was wonderful - very respectful and gentle. He works well with the MWs, and greatly respects the work they do.
post #43 of 52
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OwensMa, best of luck. Here is a link to a thread I started about post-op meds. I hope it's helpful.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=247218

Re: healing, the first couple of days are the worst and then it was very rapid for me. I was feeling good enough to be up and around within a few days, and near 100% by the end of 1 month so not too much different from natural delivery. Everyone is different though.
post #44 of 52
You know what I love - an informed mama who knows what's in the best interest of herself and her baby and chooses that instead of going for what's easiest or letting someone else make the decision for her. Yay for you! Congratulations on your little one!
post #45 of 52
Good choice!

Couldn't they have used a late u/s to determine the positioning?

Enjoy your baby!
Oana
post #46 of 52
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Couldn't they have used a late u/s to determine the positioning?
They did! But then when I felt really really hard KICKS against my cervix I knew his feet were still down and that, in combination with lots of amniotic fluid, is a terrible combination.
post #47 of 52
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bump for post-NICU moms.
post #48 of 52
I haven't read all the comments, so maybe someone has already said this, but

THANKS for sharing!!! As much as I find myself talking smack about c-secs, they really are medical miracles when necessary. I think you're right about making an informed decision and MAKING the decision for yourself!!

Thanks so much!
post #49 of 52
Periwinkle:

Thanks so much for posting this story.

After being told by one doctor that a vbac would probably be ok, I was told today (by the OB in the practice who actually performed my first c-section) that not only would he recommend a repeat, scheduled C, he'd recommend having two doctors present in the OR for the surgery.

Essentially, lots of my internal organs are stuck together with adhesions due to an appendix leak when I was a child. The doctor who did my c-section last time (I had a breech twin) said (at the time) that I have "the worst abdomen he's ever seen" and it "looks like a grenade went off in there." He didn't use the term "frozen pelvis" until today, at my 17-week appointment (although he did the C-section, he's not my regular doctor & I hadn't seen him yet as part of this pg.)

I've been flailing around the web looking for information and found your story. Thank you; it's really helped me deal with this. Not sure yet what will happen but I'm grateful to you.
post #50 of 52
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Good luck. Adhesions are really hard to deal with sometimes - the pain when you cough/sneeze/twist to bigger things like how to birth. It's a hard decision and just research the hell out of it like I did and then, above all else, go with your gut.
post #51 of 52
Your story is amazing. I wish this line could be broadcast everywhere:

"I realized that the best outcome is not always the natural perfect delivery, but the one where the woman makes a completely informed choice and both mama and baby are healthiest in the end."
post #52 of 52
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I realized that the best outcome is not always the natural perfect delivery, but the one where the woman makes a completely informed choice and both mama and baby are healthiest in the end. I owned this birth more than my natural delivery of dd. This was my birth, my way.
This is such a beautiful statement.
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