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Originally Posted by Satori
i'm pretty sure I will be having a c/s tomorrow so I need advice on the fastest way to recover
Originally Posted by allycat
I have been reading many entries here and thought I would share my own.
I did have C-section after labouring for 6 hours (6pm contractions started by 2am I was pushing), got to 10cm, was in a lot of back and hip bone pain with sciatia down to my toes. The doctor did tell me that the baby was well positioned, and asked to break my water earlier but I told her no - and it broke slowly as I started to push.
I did push for 2 hours, and wondered why my DS was not coming out. The doc said his head was slightly rotated to the left and tried to manually turn him with her fingers. This was the beginning of another 3 hours of pushing (it is involuntary at a certain point), 3 epidurals that did not work, and an epidural block, and 2 local anesthetics. Finally went to a C-section after trying forceps (for another 1.5 hours) to get the baby out.
After being in so much pain for sooo long, and seeing the daylight once again after labouring all night I welcomed my C-section, and the meds to relieve my back/hip pain. DS was just not coming out as he was wedged in my pelvis. And at this point I did really want him out.
Having had pelvis pain from 4 months onward, I can understand why I was in so much pain during the delivery.
I thought I would be a bit disappointed in my experience as I really wanted to have a natural birth - which I did up until he was not coming out and I was sooo tired at the end. My body is just not designed to have large children - he was only 8 pounds, 5 ounces - 21.5 inches long (which I hear is normal?).
Maybe on the next child I will spontaneously go into labour before the end of 40 weeks so that this option will be available to me once again.
So, for those of you who had 'no other option' as the kid was just not coming out, I hope you do not continue to be too hard on yourselves. Your baby is here - beautiful, and healthy.
Midwifery Student and Mama to 2 daughters and 3 sons.
I have given birth a variety of ways and I am thankful for what each one has taught me.
Originally Posted by nfpmom
I have had two CS as well... may I ask why you feel your VBA2C goal is moving further and further away? Trouble with careproviders? Second thoughts? How can we help you?
Originally Posted by allycat
This is what I wrote around 3 weeks ago. Now I am having second thoughs about the C-section. Although the baby was not coming out now I feel that I am not bonding as well as I would have if I would have pushed my baby out.
Is this normal to feel this way? I am loving everything about my son, but at times I feel that there is something missing. Does it get better? I cry quite a bit lately about anything.