I am so tired of hearing this from friends who have had vaginal births. They just have no idea! I'm not "intact down there". I have a scar across my pelvis reminding me of one of the most frightening moments of my life, when I my baby's heart rate had dipped dangerously low. When I had to sign a paper showing that I understood that I might loose my uterus. I was so out of it and was separated from my newborn during the extended time it took to stop the bleeding and sew me up properly. I had to supplement until my milk came in and I almost could not take my baby with me when I was discharged. And to top it all off, I had an infection after the surgery and my vagina swelled up to monstrous proportions and I couldn't get up out of bed on my own for two weeks. These women were never struggling to reach their crying baby in the middle of the night, tears streaming down their faces with the pain. ARGH! This comment drives me nutty! I hope no one I know reads this.
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6/21/06 at 8:43am