thanks for all the warm wishes, i have been enjoying my new babe, winter elise
she is beautiful and perfect and all i could ask for.
i had a great and empowering labor and it went well until i got to pushing. i began to feel a horrendous tearing sensation across my scar. i assumed that i was pulling loose adhesions from the mess that was my first c/section. after a while, i could no longer pee, swelling like a tick and baby was not coming down. finally after 4.5 hours of pushing and constantly trying new positions/walking/stairs/squats/etc..., i had to accept that the excruciating pain over my scar was 'not right' and went to hospital. my ob met me there and we had another c/ section.
my baby had turned asynclitic in my pelvis, and i believed saved me from an emergency trip to the hospital for shock later on that night. see, apparently the idiot who did the first unessicearian left my innards a complete mess and my bladder had torn open (almost 4 inches) during pushing from all of the adhesions. my ob said that he had never seen such a hack job and tried to repair what he could. i have to wear a catheter and leg bag until after thanksgiving and now have a raging UTI (DUH) which i am sure that i picked up in the hospital.
i am desperately looking for something that i can take (like a supplement/herbal) to try to get rid of it, as the antibiotics that would kill the super bug i am likely infected with are not compatible with breast feeding.
i am soo P*ssed and upset about the fact that the med student who did my first section messed it up so completely that my body started tearing apart right when i was so close and it had gone so well! uc/ubac is so
the way to go, and i am sorry to deliver this crappy news to you all, just trying to work thru it myself right now and fighting back the resentment and tears.