I had a C-section with my 21 month old dd. It was scheduled because she was breech and the cord was wrapped around her neck. I wanted so badly to have a natural birth, but I had no choice, so I thought. Looking back it seems that way but did I have any other options? Breech with a cord wrapped around her neck? On top of that, after the surgery, my incision split open and I had a much longer recovery where I had to pack/ re-pack and clean the huge wound daily for weeks after the result of which is a huge deep thick scar. My previous doctor would not do a VBAC and said that they would cut out the old scar out and give me a new "pretty" one. I just changed doctors and the new one said the same thing, especially because I had so many complications and there's so much scar tissue. So, basically I am going to have a C with the new baby (due in August). My question though is, did I HAVE to have a C with my dd? I read so much on here about people who get C-sections and they are so vilified- especially when they're scheduled, but it seems there really was no other option for me. What would you have done?
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12/31/06 at 4:34pm