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post #981 of 1132
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Originally Posted by MAWebster92182 View Post
I have said before that I felt jipped about having a c/s with DS....I guess because I wasn't expecting it to happen. DD birth I was completely fine with, though I still would have at least like to felt like I had the option to attempt VBAC (which I wasn't offered).
I'm the total opposite I was fine with my first c-section, at least before it happened. With this one I feel cheated. Maybe because I found out I'd have to have a C/S on the day of the C/S? This time around I have more time to process and think about it?

BTW, has anyone ever videotaped their C/S?
post #982 of 1132
I imagine that would be a very confident ob that would allow the taping of a cs! I always wished mine could have been taped but I never bothered to even ask!
post #983 of 1132
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My dh wanted to take a short video right after dd2 was born but it wasn't allowed in the OR. He was allowed to take lots of still photos of the baby, and back when I had ds, my best friend took tons of photos of the surgery (baby being pulled out of my belly, all in black and white).
post #984 of 1132
It's incredible how many videos of it are on youtube. I don't think I'm ready to watch any of them yet, but I can see there are tons!
post #985 of 1132
I don't think that I'm ready to watch any c/s videos yet either, but just before DD was born the article explaining c/s in Mothering Magazine came out, w/ pictures & all. I couldn't read it, I couldn't even look at it. When we got home though, I forced myselt to read it & look at the pictures, just so I had a better understanding of what happened to me... it was a big step for me... not easy.
post #986 of 1132

Just found this thread

I can't believe I never saw this thread before!! I just had my 3rd c/s August 22nd and it was wonderful... never thought I'd really say that

My 1st was for placental abruption after 2 failed inductions. 2nd was for transverse presentation. 3rd was for transverse presentation (failed HBA2C) as my mw couldn't deliver him.

I'm at a point where I feel obsessed with having another baby. Both my OB and a new mw are on board for a VBA3C, but I'm concerned about another transverse baby. When I get pg again it will be our last and on one hand I'm afraid that I'll have bad issues if the VBA3C doesn't work, but I can at least plan the c/s again on my terms. This last one was on my terms and I feel it really made all the difference.

Sorry to be so OT, I just had to get that out
post #987 of 1132
Well on the thought of watching them I have and I don't have really any problems about it. My DH watched mine, he was sitting in a chair and basically craning his neck so hard the Dr asked if he'd like to stand up to watch, he was like "sure". I remember hearing them talk about what they were doing, why they were doing it. I even heard him say why the extra cut was necessary for DD to get out, he explained almost every detail to my DH. I was pretty groggy at some moments of the c/s, but I do remember various part and pieces.

The only part of my whole experience I'm bummed about is not even getting to try for my waterbirth, and there is just no way to do a VBAC with my T incision on my uterus, it was pretty obvious by what the Dr said. Dh and I were just talking about this, and he pretty serious when he said, look the Dr told me that you just really should not labor. My chance of rupture is phenomenally higher than most women with c/s because of my T, I actually can feel how low and long it really was. I am totally fine with my c/s, especially after our talk the other night. DH just had that really serious look of concern(because we were talking h/b, vbac, and differing birth stories).

I will never feel like it was the worst thing that could have happened, it could be much worse. I have a beautiful DD and am seriously ready for another child who will be born via c/s. I still feel like I am very powerful I can grow a healthy, beautiful child and because of medical issues-I can still birth, it's just in a different way.
post #988 of 1132
Welcome meredyth0315!!! Acording to Ina May, transverse presentations can sometimes be linked to underlying, unresolved emotional issues. I'm guessing that my DD's cord entangelment situation might have had something to do with unresolved underlying emotional issues. It might be worth looking into hypnosis maby? Anyways, I think at this point the thing to do is enjoy your new little one (BTW I'm glad your c/s went so well!) and give your body a good year or so to heal & recover before thinking about conception again let alone your VBA3C. Personally I would be freaked out about the thought of VBAC before I was really sure that I was HEALED. Anyways, your first, Placental abruption... wow, that's scarry.


Norasmomma, you are one brave woman. You'v really watched c/s videos since yours? I'm not there yet. & yeah, I think if I were in your shoes (or had your incision rather,) I wouldn't be thinking VBAC either. At least you know what your in for next time. You mentiond your ready for #2... are you guys thinking about TTC? Oh, my DH watched my c/s too, & they told him he could stand up to watch DD emerge... he started shaking! I asked if he was OK, he said yes & stoped shaking. Later he told me he had a really hard time seeing my belly cut open, which is funny, cuz he is a hunter & has cut open many a deer, elk, & other game belly. He's usualy not phased by much. I guess it's different when it's your wife.
post #989 of 1132
Yeah we're close, in fact DH said yesterday that we already created one beautiful little girl, that we should see what else we could create, LOL. He's funny. We planned to try when Nora was 2, and I really liked being pg in the summer(I know weird), so we are aiming at a late Nov, Dec to TTC. Nora was born in Sept we both like that time of year and it was a great time for us to have her, summer was over, it's nice but not hot and it's beautiful. We'd be aiming for a Sept-Nov b-day(depending on how long it takes). Of course if it takes longer I would be fine with anything, but if I get my way this is how it will be.

Anyway...got to go check on my little girl, she's probably causing chaos somewhere.
post #990 of 1132
: Congratulations & good luck Norasmomma!!!

BTW, somewhere in the back 'o beyond of this thread were some really good suggestions for a c/s birth plan, might be worth digging for them.
post #991 of 1132
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Originally Posted by Alcyone View Post
It's incredible how many videos of it are on youtube. I don't think I'm ready to watch any of them yet, but I can see there are tons!

No, I couldn't watch it before my c-section. Honestly, I don't even know if I'd be able to watch my own.
post #992 of 1132
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Originally Posted by RiverMamma View Post
Welcome meredyth0315!!! Oh, my DH watched my c/s too, & they told him he could stand up to watch DD emerge... he started shaking! I asked if he was OK, he said yes & stoped shaking. Later he told me he had a really hard time seeing my belly cut open, which is funny, cuz he is a hunter & has cut open many a deer, elk, & other game belly. He's usualy not phased by much. I guess it's different when it's your wife.
When they had the baby out and on the little baby exam table, DH went to see him. On his way back to sit beside me, DH looked at my opened up belly. when he sat down he said, "I'm Hot". The nurse escorted him out, but once he was out they didn't allow him back in I'm not surprised that he got "hot", he can't even stomach seeing blood drawn
post #993 of 1132
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Originally Posted by Jannah5 View Post
No, I couldn't watch it before my c-section. Honestly, I don't even know if I'd be able to watch my own.
Watching my own would be the worst, I have a hard enough time thinking that they cut my belly open, I know I couldn't watch my belly beeing cut open! Oooh... I'm getting light headed just thinking about it!

Oh, & Jannah5, no big suprise your DH couldn't handel it having a weak stomach, like I said, mine couldn't & he has a stomach of steel! Goodness know I couldn't reach elbow deep into an elk & pull out piles of guts!
post #994 of 1132
this has really got me thinking!
i may ask for the mirror to see it this time! i'm darn curious to see the process.

though i have gut deer, i'm not sure how i'll react to seeing my own guts...
i suppose i can always close my eyes.

18 days to go until my second c-section!:
i am looking forward to meeting the new little babe.
post #995 of 1132
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Originally Posted by louloubean View Post
this has really got me thinking!
i may ask for the mirror to see it this time! i'm darn curious to see the process.

though i have gut deer, i'm not sure how i'll react to seeing my own guts...
i suppose i can always close my eyes.

18 days to go until my second c-section!:
i am looking forward to meeting the new little babe.
: All the best to you.
post #996 of 1132
Stronger woman than I louloubean! Blessings on your birth & new LO!
post #997 of 1132
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Originally Posted by MizLiz View Post
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My dh wanted to take a short video right after dd2 was born but it wasn't allowed in the OR. He was allowed to take lots of still photos of the baby, and back when I had ds, my best friend took tons of photos of the surgery (baby being pulled out of my belly, all in black and white).

we documented the last month, parts of the 30 hrs labor, the life saving csection, and then life afterwards. no one had a problem with dh video taping the c/s, which i was surprised.... many hospitals have policies against it. but its pretty crazy, it starts with my OB slicing and includes her unwinding the wrapped u/c that was tight around his neck and purple li'l bod.

i've been thinking about vbac often....the b.c. in my area does not do them. but i like the idea of having prenatal care in this type of environment...

BUT i wouldn't put it on YOUTUBE! ....we're too private for that and who would want to see what we documented, its just for us at least thats how we look at
post #998 of 1132
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Originally Posted by louloubean View Post
this has really got me thinking!
i may ask for the mirror to see it this time! i'm darn curious to see the process.

though i have gut deer, i'm not sure how i'll react to seeing my own guts...
i suppose i can always close my eyes.

18 days to go until my second c-section!:
i am looking forward to meeting the new little babe.

They asked me if I wanted to watch ...my husband did and the expressions on his face were hilarious. After that, I opted NOT to watch.
post #999 of 1132
My sister has had 3 babies by c-section (long story, but as much as she would like, she can't go for a VBAC for many reasons...)
Anyway, she wants to have more children, but a couple of people have told her that she cannot have more than 3 sections. Is that true?
If not, can you share links with that info? I would love to show it to her to easer her mind.
post #1000 of 1132
I've had 5 and they finally said that I should seriously consider no more pregnancies- the scar tissue is really bad. They couldn't even give me a hysterectomy at the last cs. I guess I'm glad for the no cs- I definately wouldn't have wanted a hysterectomy, I'm only 33.
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