what a great idea for a tribe....i have not read all the posts yet, but will work my thru them.
i have 4 babies, all brought into this world via c-section. and you know what...i am just as proud as those mom's who deliver vaginally. there's nothing i wanted more in this world that to have babies....naturally...but you know what...God had different plans for me....and that's ok...i wanted vaginal births as strongly as any woman on this board, but to dwell on the fact that i never got to experience that would destroy me....i hope beyond hope that those of you who are having trouble accepting you surgical births will someday be able to be in a place in your heart that you can be proud that you gave birth to your babies in just as beautiful a way as those with vaginal births.
the birth of our babies thru c-sections (emergency or scheduled) is just as beautiful, and you know why? because at the end of it all our gift was just as beautiful...our prescious, healthy, strong babies!!! and please don't let anyone tell you different!! we are all beautiful, empowered mamas....please don't let your birth process diminish that in you!
my c-section history started with ds1...double footling breach and 7 weeks preemie...severe pre-eclampsia...dr said i was done being pregnant....they tried an external version...wouldn't reccomend that to anyone...didn't work, hence section #1...ds1, 7wks early, 4lbs 8oz.
section #2....attempted vbac (induced)...great labor...was walking around at a 10 with nor urge to push whatsoever...that boy was huge!! 10lb 7oz...NOT coming outta this bod!! LOL! when i would push the only thing decending was his scalp...hence section #2.
section #3....scheduled....i was able to watch him be born....i HIGHLY reccomend this for any mamas that know they will be having a scheduled section. helps you feel more involved...ds#3...10lbs 3oz.
section #4...scheduled...again was able to watch...and what made this even more fun was we were blessed with a baby girl!! seeing that she was a girl rather than them just telling me was so awesome!! dd...9lbs 13oz.
where these huge babies came from, i have no idea...daddy was a big baby, 9lbs 5oz, but even dd was bigger than him!!
thanks for letting me add my feelings about c-sections and if what i had to say offended you, i appologize...totally not my intention.....