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post #101 of 110
Welcome Skye!! I'm glad that things went well!!

JESS~~I agree that it is a good idea to labour first if you can....that was my biggest concern when I was presented with having a sheduled section since I was over due...I wanted to go into labour first to know that he was "ready"

Take care all,
Jen
post #102 of 110
I too insisted on waiting until the labor started . Unless I had a medical condition that prevented it, I think it's important for m baby to tell me when she's ready to be born.
post #103 of 110
It was medicaly necessary for me to c/s at 36 weeks due to my extreme placenta previa. The docs 'swore' ds would be 'ready' by that time and all would be fine. Turns out his lungs weren't developed and he had to spend 7 days in NICU
In hyndsight.....I should have insisted I be hospitalized so just in case I
went into labor I would be there and be in surgery within minutes.
post #104 of 110
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Originally posted by Missgrl
In hyndsight.....I should have insisted I be hospitalized so just in case I
went into labor I would be there and be in surgery within minutes.
(((Missgrl))) I empathize with you....
I spent so much time "should-ing" myself after DS was born,
and it just added to my feeling of having failed.
This time, I was determined when I went to the hospital that,
no matter what happened I would have no regrets as long as I ended up with a healthy baby.
post #105 of 110
Thread Starter 
With dd#1 I had been in labor all night. With dd#2, it was against policy to wait for labor to start-my doctor and I scheduled the date three days prior to my due date, which is much better than the 2 week or 1 week prior of other hospitals.

With dd#2 I felt very comfortable with this-it was her time.
post #106 of 110
Can we talk pain meds please? I had darvaset (I know I'm spelling that wrong) with both of mine, 2 pills every 4 hours. With dd I took it for 2 weeks, and with ds for one week-I still was in a lot of pain, but he was jaundiced and I needed him to wake up and eat more.

The Dr.s claim that darvaset does not make the baby sleepy, but it definitely did with my 2, I have no doubt about that, and it interferred with their nursing that they slept so much, however- it was great for the pain, really great. (also the dose I was given in actually an overdose of tylenol-pointed out by my nurse mother and my pharmacist friend, although the pharmacy filled it: )

So, what's a mama to do? Has anyone used any other pain med folloing their c-section that worked well, and didn't make the nursing baby sleepy?

I was thinking of trying an ibuprofen this time, and if it's not really as effective(for the pain), I could alternate between that and the darvaset. I don't know, I want the baby to nurse well and not sleep a crazy amount, but I do not want to be in a ton of pain either.

Thoughts?
post #107 of 110
I was given ibuprofen and percocet. I took the percocet 2x in the hospital and maybe one dose when I got home. I didn't get the prescription filled for a week but I over did it one night and needed the extra. Other than that I took the ibuprofen a couple times but was pretty much pain free, but I think my incision was numb for about a month...which was fine by me!
post #108 of 110
i had perkoset, lortab and ibuprofen.

i took the perkoset and lortab in the hospital ...i think they were alternating them with me BUT i opted for the lowest dose ( one pill) rather than the higher dose (2 pills) cuz i was worried about ds. i also refused morphine post op.

i think this was a mistake. i was in a tremendous amount of pain and i know i would have healed (especially emotionally ) faster had my pain been less. i was exhausted from enduring pain and could barely function.

When i did up my dose, i could finally walk, but i had huge side effects of dizziness and feeling really stoned when i was on these drugs. i hated it. i think after a week i went on just Ibuprofen , 3 of them each dose, and took lortab when i was having an especially hard time with the pain.

so it seems either way there are pros and cons.

the baby WAS sleepy, but he was awake, and nursed really well.

hope this helps...

about not having regrets, someone above said "as long as they have a healthy baby" they wouldnt regret. i know what you meant, but remember that there are mamas out there who lose thier babies, and i really think those mamas did everything possivble that they should not feel personally responsible either. we all do the very best we can in these situations, hindsight is 20/20, and life is so difficult, you know? i know you didnt mean if you lost your baby or had an unhealthy one you would be more responsible for the outcome, but i just wanted to point that out...
post #109 of 110
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Originally posted by stirringleaf

about not having regrets, someone above said "as long as they have a healthy baby" they wouldnt regret. i know what you meant, but remember that there are mamas out there who lose thier babies, and i really think those mamas did everything possivble that they should not feel personally responsible either. we all do the very best we can in these situations, hindsight is 20/20, and life is so difficult, you know? i know you didnt mean if you lost your baby or had an unhealthy one you would be more responsible for the outcome, but i just wanted to point that out...
I'm the one who made the original comment and I totally agree with what youre saying. I didn't mean it to sound the way it did and I'm sorry. Thanks for pointing that out.
I've had three miscarriages (not the same as losing a full-term baby I know..I can't even imagine how painful that must be)
and you're right. A mother does NOT need to be
made to feel guilty. We didn't tell my MIL about the miscarriages because we just knew her reaction would be to ask what I had done "wrong" to cause me to lose the babies.

Birth is one of those things that isn't ultimately under our control.
WE set up the best conditions, we can and should be actively involved in the process, but even then we can't guarantee any particular type of outcome.
post #110 of 110
Thread Starter 
11 pages-ya'll ready for a new thread?

http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...threadid=92819
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