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post #21 of 158
i can't see it either
post #22 of 158
It doesn't say anything. It shows where it's supposed to play but the box where it should be shown is blank.
post #23 of 158
same here, i think we need a real player or quicktime to watch
post #24 of 158
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Originally Posted by lizc
It doesn't say anything. It shows where it's supposed to play but the box where it should be shown is blank.
It sounds like you don't have the proper software installed on your computer to watch it.
post #25 of 158
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Originally Posted by a-sorta-fairytale
Um, my only living child was taken via cs. She had a stroke because of it. She lost 1/4 of her brain. I am still horrified by flashbacks. And if you watch it you will understand my horror. There are pieces of "meat" on his hands like he is making meatloaf. They yank hard on that baby and she is very floppy - they are rough with both her and the mom.
Look, a c-section saved my life when my daughter was already dead inside of me and I was dying as well. Maybe I shouldn't have replied as I'm PMS'ing, but it's irritating to constantly hear how violent, horrifying, and disgusting c-sections are. Like other posters have mentioned, what surgery is a bed of roses?
post #26 of 158
I've seen my own csection. It wasn't that rough, and it was MUCH faster. Well, except for the end where the doctor couldn't get a good hold on my baby so she kept slipping back in
post #27 of 158
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Originally Posted by lizc
It doesn't say anything. It shows where it's supposed to play but the box where it should be shown is blank.
Does a little drop down bar show up that says you need Active Control X? Often, if I can't see a graphic or something on my computer, I get the little "you need to install Active Control X to view this site."
post #28 of 158
Well I can't watch CSI or House without getting queasy. So when our Childbirth class showed the C/S video, I just looked away from the monitor. I looked at DP's face, which was a look of horror. After that class he had a renewed commitment to be the best damn birth coach and advocate possible. He did not want to watch a live C/S, especially mine.
post #29 of 158
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Originally Posted by HoosierDiaperinMama
Look, a c-section saved my life when my daughter was already dead inside of me and I was dying as well. Maybe I shouldn't have replied as I'm PMS'ing, but it's irritating to constantly hear how violent, horrifying, and disgusting c-sections are. Like other posters have mentioned, what surgery is a bed of roses?
post #30 of 158



Wow. I am not watching the video. I rarely read things here with such lack of respect for moms and their births. I agree with the pp who said many surgeries are violent, as well as vaginal births. Why all of the judgement??
post #31 of 158
to the moms who have had to endure a c-section
post #32 of 158
That was a "live" birth?? Wow. It looked like they had to do a lot of work to that baby to get her to "perk up." They even cut the visuals on her, and went back to the nice gaping hole on the momma. I wonder if they were worried?

I forced myself to watch it, because I was curious what life was like on the other side of the curtain. My first birth was an emergency c-section, and it sucked. Yes, it's disgusting, but one of the most beautiful photos I have of my daughter's early days, is her c-section birth:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1.../brynnborn.jpg

What was more disgusting than the visual ickiness (because yes, insides are kind of freaky) was the comments they were making. I felt ill at their description of a VBAC being a "procedure" that came along with many risks. It really bothered me that they said that VBAC's are on the decline, and doctors are starting to refuse to do them (sounds like my description of circumcision, when I talk to people about it, hmm... They start losing one "procedure" so they have to advertise a more "acceptable" one?) When I went to my OB during my second pregnancy, they asked "are you planning on having a vaginal birth, or a repeat c-section?" I opted for the VBAC, and not one negative thing was said about it, ever, during the entire 9 months of pregnancy nor during the labour/delivery. Weird.
post #33 of 158
OUCH! That looks VERY painful!

to all the mama's who had C-sections! They didn't show a c-section birth at my prepared childbirth class...
post #34 of 158
Oh man, not watching that video was like not looking at a car accident on the side of the road...I just had to watch it. Many many to all the mommas who had c-sections. I think that in emergency situations, c-sections are lifesavers, no doubt, but that doctor was so freaking nonchalant about it, and I HATE HATE HATE when doctors say..."and sometimes a cesarean is needed for those babies who are just too big to fit through the mother's pelvis" ARGHHHHHHHHH Ok, that is a valid concern in EXTREMELY rare circumstances, yet I have seen that excuse used SOOO many times. :

I am a deputy coroner for my county, and often have to attend autopsies, so to say I am not squeamish and can handle a little blood is an understatement, but that video turned my stomach. The way that doctor used those metal things just made me want to puke. I have been putting off my Valtrex, and was going to start at 36 weeks, but I think I will start TONIGHT.
post #35 of 158
well no wonder I hurt like heck afterward! :
post #36 of 158
Having had two and seen the one on Discovery Channel, I think I'll skip the video. I have to say that my first one wasn't as rough as my second, but that could be a function of different levels of epidural/spinal. With my first, I couldn't so much as move my feet for a good while afterwards. With my second, I had sensation much sooner and during the stitching up felt somewhat like they were playing volleyball with my uterus. After I saw the Discovery Show, I realize what I was feeling. ugh

DS nursed for the first time before I could even wiggle my toes! First thing to go according to MY agenda, which had not included surgery, that day, though Doc did try. We did as much that day as we did 8+ years later with a CNM. Same result though.

I think it's insane that cesarean is being thought of as elective surgery. Insane and wildly irresponsible, as well as creating more problems with healthcare in general. Can you imagine transplants or open heart surgery being treated so casually?

More impetus to be fit and have a doula so maybe I can avoid another repeat cesarean.
post #37 of 158
Watching C-section births never really bothered me. It just looks like a surgery to me and I know that some women simply have to have them.
post #38 of 158
I had a C-section with Dd at the last minute due to scar tissue preventing my cervix from opening. Any major surgery is pretty tough for the body.
post #39 of 158
It was rather boring to wach and the doc did not bring the parents into the birth event. If aything I learned that as a doc that guy sucks!

Every birth is beautiful in its own way. Judging is not fair to the mother or the baby.
post #40 of 158
Ooh Ooh! I know! Lets jump on the OP and get mad at her anger towards "modern medicine". Lets take it personally and out of context and try to make her feel like an ogre, without 1st asking her to clarify. Sounds like fun!

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