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Am I the only one that feels there should be a c-section forum? We all just use the VBAC forum if we have c-section questions. Shouldn't there be a forum here dedicated to women that have had c-sections and will have repeat c-sections. Yes I had a c-section. Yes I would rather have had a vaginal birth. It does not seem to be in my cards. I feel like we need support too and I hate wading through all the scary information about c-sections from VBACers.<br><br>
Don't flame me. Surely I am not the only one that feels this way.<br><br>
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Not gonna flame you! (((HUGS))) for you instead!<br>
Any mainstream pregnancy forum is chock full of women who are planning repeat c-sections. You aren't alone, you are in the majority!<br>
But it is *very* hard to find VBAC support at those other websites.<br><br>
Try this one:<br><a href="http://www.ovusoft.com/forum/" target="_blank">http://www.ovusoft.com/forum/</a><br><br><br><i>(edited to add that I didn't mean to sound so unsupportive, I think it's a good idea too!)</i>
 

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I totally agree! It would be so nice to have a c-section forum here. Some of us (like me) don't have a choice other than c-sections. I would love to get input from other AP moms about how to do my next c-section in a more AP way.<br><br>
I hate the bias against sections on AP boards. I think some people really believe that they are just better mothers and better people because they had "natural" births and we didn't. It hurts me. I can never have a vaginal birth and it's not my fault. I say AP is about how you PARENT, not how you give birth!!!!<br><br>
Just my $.02!<br><br>
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I think a c-section forum would be very helpful for a number of reasons.<br><br>
To offer support and encouragement to mom's postpartum.<br><br>
To offer support and encouragement and help for mom's going into c-sections (those that are known ahead of time) so that they can be the most positive experience possible in an already challenging situation.<br><br>
To educate moms about circumstances that create an environment more likely to require a c-section - and what could be done instead.<br><br>
To educate moms about how to prevent another c-section.<br><br>
To prevent a lot of misinformation from being spread around and replace it with accurate information.<br><br>
And to do it in a gentle, loving and accepting way free from guilt, blame and shame. There's plenty of that going around already, why add to it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br><br>
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I agree that ap is how you parent not how you birth. I just now got myself accustomed to believing that I still birthed my son even though he was delivered (does that makes sense)<br><br>
I'm planning a vbac but there is always a chance that that is not going to happen. There is a c/s support thread in finding your tribe and a lot of those moms are scheduled subsequent c/s and are a lot of help.<br><br>
I am very interested in talking about how to make a c/s more ap friendly. I had a wonderful experience with my son (he was never out of my sight, I was wheeled out of the OR holding him, bfed when he was only about 30 minutes old, we roomed in, good "fast" recovery...)<br><br>
But there are things with recovery that limit what we can do as far as slinging and carrying and such......<br><br>
Even if there isn't a seperate forum I'd be more than interested in participating in an ongoing thread about it......
 

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I was on the c/s thread on FYT but I had a hard time keeping up with the different topics...... I might just be slow though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Megan,<br><br>
I agree - it's easy to get "lost" in the c-section thread on FYT. I think it would be nice to be able to have seperate threads like the other topics do.<br><br>
Anyone want to post Cynthia on this? Ah, never mind - just went ahead and did it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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LOL! I'm glad you just did it Lisa! Otherwise we may have spent time just talking about talking about it!<br><br>
Even if it was a sub heading off of the VBAC...you know, like the Pregnancy after loss section....
 

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Just an FYI for anyone who might need it:<br><br>
The cesarean support circle in FYT:<br><br><a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=81176&perpage=10&pagenumber=1" target="_blank">http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...0&pagenumber=1</a><br><br>
Although we share support and information for all aspects of cesarean delivery and recovery, the thread is primarily a (judgment-free) place for those who are not able/are not choosing to have a VBAC.
 

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Cynthia M. says it's under consideration, and may be part of an expanded Birth forum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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the new forum is here!!<br><br>
I'm 3 of the 4 current posts ther....and I started both threads....I guess no one else has seen it or really knows what it is for!!
 

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Here's the thread for the Cesarean support circle in the new Birth forum:<br><br><a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=86493" target="_blank">http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...threadid=86493</a>
 
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