Originally Posted by Periwinkle
It lasted 3 hours and involved the continuous support of a General Surgeon, because I had severe adhesions from a prior abdominal surgery.
At 2:46pm, William was born. 10 pounds 9 ounces, 22 1/4", 15 3/8" head. DOUBLE FOOTLING BREECH.
William was healthy as can be... Apgars of 9/10. They pricked him to get
Seems like that previous abdominal surgery had quite a bit to do with how things turned out. I hope you heal more throughly from the 2 C/Ss, those adhesions sound painful.
Okay, so you've got to share what you've been eating during the pregnancy. Obviously, whatever it is went straight into William and was super-healthy for him. You don't have to share, but I'm guessing that you personally didn't gain that much weight even though he's so large.
Your kids are absolutely adorable, thank you for posting pictures. William looks like a little doll.
Way to go!!!
Originally Posted by sapphire_chan
Seems like that previous abdominal surgery had quite a bit to do with how things turned out.
|Okay, so you've got to share what you've been eating during the pregnancy. Obviously, whatever it is went straight into him and was super-healthy for him. You don't have to share, but I'm guessing that you personally didn't gain that much weight even though he's so large.|
He's 17 lbs. 26" now - still off the charts... just where he's supposed to be!
Thank you everyone for your support. It feels great to get such positive reactions from mamas (like myself) who take great pride in all things natural, and understanding why the decision to have a planned c-sec (something I NEVER thought I'd do) was more empowering to me because it was such an informed decision and that I felt I was in charge of my birth every step of the way.
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Originally Posted by Quirky
my 2 month old dd hit William's birth weight last week. I looked at her and said YIKES : that's a big baby to be a newborn!
What a beautiful story!
Doula, Student Midwife, Mama, Wife & More
Wishing you positive birth vibes!!
Don't know where things stand or if I've come to this too late, but PM if you feel like chatting about what's going on. We had planned a hb with ds, but ended up being transferred and having a C/S. While it was a shock and scary, I came to accept that it was the only choice for us. If things indicate that our situation repeats itself with the next, it's very likely that I may choose a planned C/S. A healthy baby trumps any other scenarios, as beautiful and natural as they may be.
ps if you must be transferred, see about having it done on Dr. Shannon's shift. He was wonderful - very respectful and gentle. He works well with the MWs, and greatly respects the work they do.
Re: healing, the first couple of days are the worst and then it was very rapid for me. I was feeling good enough to be up and around within a few days, and near 100% by the end of 1 month so not too much different from natural delivery. Everyone is different though.
Loving wife of my gamer boy Michael. Blog link in my profile!
|Couldn't they have used a late u/s to determine the positioning?|
THANKS for sharing!!! As much as I find myself talking smack about c-secs, they really are medical miracles when necessary. I think you're right about making an informed decision and MAKING the decision for yourself!!
Thanks so much!
Jodi -full time working wife to a SAH Papa; mama to my boys Breck (12/04), David (09/07), and Elliot (01/10); always remembering our loss, Jordyn Justine (09/06)
Thanks so much for posting this story.
After being told by one doctor that a vbac would probably be ok, I was told today (by the OB in the practice who actually performed my first c-section) that not only would he recommend a repeat, scheduled C, he'd recommend having two doctors present in the OR for the surgery.
Essentially, lots of my internal organs are stuck together with adhesions due to an appendix leak when I was a child. The doctor who did my c-section last time (I had a breech twin) said (at the time) that I have "the worst abdomen he's ever seen" and it "looks like a grenade went off in there." He didn't use the term "frozen pelvis" until today, at my 17-week appointment (although he did the C-section, he's not my regular doctor & I hadn't seen him yet as part of this pg.)
I've been flailing around the web looking for information and found your story. Thank you; it's really helped me deal with this. Not sure yet what will happen but I'm grateful to you.
"I realized that the best outcome is not always the natural perfect delivery, but the one where the woman makes a completely informed choice and both mama and baby are healthiest in the end."
I realized that the best outcome is not always the natural perfect delivery, but the one where the woman makes a completely informed choice and both mama and baby are healthiest in the end. I owned this birth more than my natural delivery of dd. This was my birth, my way.