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Forum: C-section Birth   11-21-2011, 01:18 PM
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Posted By irishmamacat
My birth plan was mostly for the midwives,...

My birth plan was mostly for the midwives, paediatricans and anaesthetist, because my OB and I had already discussed exactly what I wanted to happen, and how, several times, in detail, during the...
Forum: C-section Birth   11-20-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,583
Posted By irishmamacat
Had planned c/s on Thursday, home on Sunday. ...

Had planned c/s on Thursday, home on Sunday.
Stopped all painkillers by day 5.
DH home for a week, then at work for a week, then home for another week- my mum helped a bit.
Cooking by day 10,...
Forum: C-section Birth   11-20-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,923
Posted By irishmamacat
I put the bit in about the catheter because I...

I put the bit in about the catheter because I know at least one person on MDC who has said that it was inserted before her epi was effective and she found that particularly traumatic.
 
I've had...
Forum: C-section Birth   11-18-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,923
Posted By irishmamacat
I had a planned pre-labour c-section under...

I had a planned pre-labour c-section under spinal. My team were amazing.
 
We have a picture my husband took of my daughter half in/half out of my abdomen.
 
My OB delivered her straight onto my...
Forum: Site Help   10-29-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 12,038
Posted By irishmamacat
Sorry, I was trying to be specific to my...

Sorry, I was trying to be specific to my experience.
 
It isn't minor surgery, but it isn't the kind of major surgery that requires an ICU stay and weeks of rehab. I think the reason I had a...
Forum: Site Help   10-29-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 12,038
Posted By irishmamacat
But what if, for some of us, it wasn't that big...

But what if, for some of us, it wasn't that big a deal?
Not much pain, easy recovery and didn't stop us doing any of the things we wanted to do?
 
What if, for some of us, it was significantly...
Forum: Site Help   10-28-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 12,038
Posted By irishmamacat
Surely pretending that the  birth experiences of...

Surely pretending that the  birth experiences of 20% of women are invalid is not a helpful jumping off point.
Natural birth is an ideal, and like all ideals, for some it is unobtainable.
 
I have...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-26-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By irishmamacat
My daughter was delivered onto my chest...

My daughter was delivered onto my chest (elective C/S under spinal), the first words she heard were the central prayer of my faith, she was checked briefly, handed to DH, and then back to me in...
Forum: Family Planning   10-15-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By irishmamacat
Got in my car, drove home, cooked dinner and...

Got in my car, drove home, cooked dinner and went to work a 13hr night shift after removal- so...fine.
 
I did take some Arthrotec the night before and morning of, which my Dr recommended- it is a...
Forum: Family Planning   10-15-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By irishmamacat
Got Mirena #1 put in under general anaesthetic...

Got Mirena #1 put in under general anaesthetic at the same time as my diagnostic laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and laser treatment for endometriosis, which was before I'd ever been pregnant.
 
No side...
Forum: Family Planning   10-15-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 26,823
Posted By irishmamacat
Mirena out August 15th. Conceived 26th October...

Mirena out August 15th.
Conceived 26th October (yes, I know to the day).
Since I had my Mirena as treatment for endometriosis, we got pretty lucky.
 
I know people who have conceived within 4...
Forum: VBAC   10-15-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,778
Posted By irishmamacat
I had a planned c/s with my daughter in July...

I had a planned c/s with my daughter in July 2009.
No drama, easy recovery (driving within 2 weeks, no painkillers after day 3), very happy about it.
 
 
Absolutely plan ERCS next time (if I can...
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