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Originally Posted by kstsmith
Lots of hugs to you mama. Dealing with a baby after major surgery is not easy physically, and then there are the emotional aspects of birth not going as planned as well. I had an emergency c-s with my first and it was very traumatic for me. Being pregnant carries that risk, to some degree, and having the previous c-s has caused extra stress both subsequent times, although much less this time than last.
I would recommend talking to other women who have had similar experiences. I believe there is a cesarean support thread here, but a place I found a lot of healing in recent months is ICAN. There is an email list that is high volume, but full of women who have had difficulty getting through the emotional impact of cesarean birth. www.ican-online.org has the info for joining the mailing list whenever you are ready.
Don't bottle it up inside. Having a healthy baby is a wonderful thing, but it does not discount your very valid feelings about the birth outcome. This is an article that you might find helpful. Very validating of your feelings while still being grateful the baby is well. http://www.birthtruth.org/grateful.htm
Originally Posted by lotus.blossom
Just wanted to add my support and to tell you that I empathise with what you are going through. PM me if you want to chat or even if you want to talk on the phone I'll give you my number! I feel numb like it hasn't hit me quite yet. I'm waiting for the wave to smack me.
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