continuation of thought from Aug thread...
Originally Posted by soccerchic21
Make sure that you have a SOLID support team to stay with you in the hospital. Make your voice known BEFORE the c-section how important breastfeeding is to you and how you want that baby latched on to you as soon as possible.
You will be drugged up and shaking probably. I couldn't physically nurse DS without someone helping me for at least 8 hours after surgery. DO NOT let the nurses take your baby out of the room. Just have your partner or support person take care of the baby. Tell your support people this too. You might be too out of it depending on how much they drug you up to say anything.
DH was with me most of the time to care for DS, but he had to leave the second night I was in the hospital. The nurse just put DS in bed with me so I could care for/nurse him more easily. I was a little nervous about it - first baby and all - but it went well that way.
Regarding the shaking, is there anything that can be done to prevent that? I had bad shakes for a couple of days and would like to avoid that if I end up with a CS again...
I am still trying to decide whether to try a VBAC or just schedule a cs - not sure yet. My main goal is really to avoid any BFing problems that I had last time - while I would like a vaginal birth I am not hell bent on it at this point. And no signs of pre-eclampsia so far in this pg (week 17) but that might put a wrench in any plans I make.
My OB will let me do what I want, tho she would prefer I schedule a cs because she says there is less risk of infection that way, and they can control the anesthesia effects better - last time I ended up with a general b/c the epidural was not working anymore - I had been on it for awhile in labor. Anybody have any info/thoughts on this?