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Originally Posted by MommaCrystal View Post
Ok, here I am! Number 3 due in May. I'd do almost anything to change it but it'll be a c-section. My third.

I hate that there is no good place on MDC to post.

So, anyway... hi!
Welcome and congrats! And I agree. It's not always a good thing to discuss a repeat c-sect or any c-sect on these boards for some reason.
post #1122 of 1132
We have a beautiful baby boy born via a wonderful zen c/s, it was a great experience in the grand scheme of things. My little hospital is the most wonderful hospital to have a baby in. They were so great.

We are so very proud his name is Owen Anthony, he was 8lbs 9oz and 20.5 inches, born on Sept. 30, 2009 at 7:58am. He is fatter and shorter than his sister was. We are doing great, I was discharged 30 hours after my surgery, due to my amazingly fast healing body. I am not the norm according to pretty much everyone in the hospital. My pain is minimal, breastfeeding is going well and we are settling in well as a family.

It was a vastly different experience from DD's emergency c/s, it was very peaceful and Dave the anesthesiologist was so awesome and told me so much of what was actually happening to me. We have beautiful pictures of our son's birth and in whole it was a beautiful experience.
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We only have one child (and are done), but she was born via c-sect. She was a big baby (9#1oz), and was born a week early after a failed induction due to pre-eclampsia. My dad's mother died when he was 5, at 9 months pregnant with what would have been her 3rd child, due to eclampsia, so it's not something my dr. wanted to take chances with. I had a pretty rough c-sect. (my spinal didn't "complete", so I felt - as in, white-hot, searing pain - my incision), but my recovery was fairly easy, and DD was (and is) healthy, happy and perfect, which is all that matters.
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We have a beautiful baby boy born via a wonderful zen c/s, it was a great experience in the grand scheme of things. My little hospital is the most wonderful hospital to have a baby in. They were so great.

We are so very proud his name is Owen Anthony, he was 8lbs 9oz and 20.5 inches, born on Sept. 30, 2009 at 7:58am. He is fatter and shorter than his sister was. We are doing great, I was discharged 30 hours after my surgery, due to my amazingly fast healing body. I am not the norm according to pretty much everyone in the hospital. My pain is minimal, breastfeeding is going well and we are settling in well as a family.

It was a vastly different experience from DD's emergency c/s, it was very peaceful and Dave the anesthesiologist was so awesome and told me so much of what was actually happening to me. We have beautiful pictures of our son's birth and in whole it was a beautiful experience.
congratulations!! Wow, only 30 hours in the hospital. I was there for 3 days which I believe is the norm for our hospital. I enjoyed everyone waiting on me and meals being brought to me.
post #1125 of 1132
Just checking in. Hope everyone is doing well.
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I moved to Indiana May of last year, and my youngest is only 10 months old now and I'm 3 months along with baby #3, although my OB won't support my wishes to VBAC she did support and was completely willing to let me have as many children as I can! She told me she had a patient that had 10 babies, yes you read that correctly TEN babies by c-section! she did have bladder injuries with babies #7-10 but In the end Everyone was happy and healthy! Just figured I'd share that! If you wish to have more babies you have to keep fighting! I too am still fighting for my VBA2C, she said if my last baby had been at least a year old at conception she may have considered it, but Hopefully we'll be living back home in MI soon and I can find a supporting OB! Good luck and God bless!

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Hope to spur some activity in this group again.  My three have all been CS although I planned homebirth with all.  It's extremely difficult to get support in Illinois for VBAMC.  I'm coming to peace with actually scheduling a C/S with my 4th--due May 3rd.  I've interviewed many OBs who came recommended as VBAC friendly.  Most were more than an hour away.  Not a problem, but none would support VBA3C.  I settled on an OB near my office who actually considered my VBAC circumstances and didn't just rule it out based on the number of C/S.  He will let me go into labor rather than scheduling too--certainly rare.

 

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I too am still fighting for my VBA2C



Keep fighting!  It gets way more difficult trying to find support for VBA3C.  The only reason for my third C/S was that my midwife dropped me after I was 10 days late and I had no alternative but to present to the hospital or go unsupported.  I wish I would have pushed her more to be patient--I think she would have.  I wish I had been more patient.

post #1129 of 1132

To OP, I delivered my first vaginally, but was in such a "zone" that most of it is erased from my memory. In fact, I haven't thought about it since my now second pregnancy, since I'm anticipating another birth of course. Though vaginal birth is an amazing thing to contemplate, on an intellectual level (or "wow, life and biology are so amazing" kind of way), it wasn't particularly bonding. Most of that birth awe is attributable to making a person, realizing that a whole other being grows in and enters the world through you. I still remember looking at my newborn on my belly, who was crawling towards my breast, as some kind of alien being. It's surreal, but not a necessary experience. I was still outside of it all somehow. All the real bonding parts happen through the years as you parent your child.

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Most of that birth awe is attributable to making a person, realizing that a whole other being grows in and enters the world through you.

That depends on the person. My children didn't enter the world through me (except in a very literal sense, I guess - they came right through my abdominal wall). They entered this world through the efforts of a whole team of surgical experts. I had nothing to do with it, and I have no idea what birth awe feels like, in any way. My only awe about the process is that I got through the fifth one without (quite) going off the deep end.
 

post #1131 of 1132

I was referring to the whole process of conception and watching the baby grow inside of you, not to the actual birthing experience. To undergo 9 months of pregnancy and then have a whole person at the end is amazing. For me personally, the vaginal birth thing was a blur, for I honestly don't remember but a couple of random moments, and those were far from glamorous or meaningful (maybe biology wipes out some of the memory as a form of pain control, who knows). So what I was trying to say is that those who undergo C-section still experience the best parts (ie. child rearing & pregnancy)!
 

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Most of that birth awe is attributable to making a person, realizing that a whole other being grows in and enters the world through you.

That depends on the person. My children didn't enter the world through me (except in a very literal sense, I guess - they came right through my abdominal wall). They entered this world through the efforts of a whole team of surgical experts. I had nothing to do with it, and I have no idea what birth awe feels like, in any way. My only awe about the process is that I got through the fifth one without (quite) going off the deep end.
 

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We'll have to agree to disagree,

 

 

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Originally Posted by pregnant@40 View Post

I was referring to the whole process of conception and watching the baby grow inside of you, not to the actual birthing experience. To undergo 9 months of pregnancy and then have a whole person at the end is amazing. For me personally, the vaginal birth thing was a blur, for I honestly don't remember but a couple of random moments, and those were far from glamorous or meaningful (maybe biology wipes out some of the memory as a form of pain control, who knows). So what I was trying to say is that those who undergo C-section still experience the best parts (ie. child rearing & pregnancy)!
 

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Originally Posted by pregnant@40 View Post

Most of that birth awe is attributable to making a person, realizing that a whole other being grows in and enters the world through you.

That depends on the person. My children didn't enter the world through me (except in a very literal sense, I guess - they came right through my abdominal wall). They entered this world through the efforts of a whole team of surgical experts. I had nothing to do with it, and I have no idea what birth awe feels like, in any way. My only awe about the process is that I got through the fifth one without (quite) going off the deep end.
 

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