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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 12:34 PM   1
Liberty8888
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Breech Baby


Hi Ladies!

Hope you are all well - as my title says my baby is Breech and my midwife has started talking to me about c - sections. To be honest I am fine with that, I believe what will be will be and as long as I get my boy here safe and sound I dont care how he gets here!!

Any way I was wondering if any of you know at what week I would be booked in for a section if thats how things end up?

I am still working full time and need to start thinking about when to take my mat leave as I am currently booked in to work right up until my due date. I am in the UK by the way!!

Thanks in advance!



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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 12:37 PM   2
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I'm in Canada, mine was booked at 36 weeks but my baby ended up flipping the week before, but by then I had my heart set for a c-section so I still had one. It was lovely, and now I have an excuse to have more!
You might want to as your midwife about "natural c-sections", where you get skin to skin right away, they're great.



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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 12:40 PM   3
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Oh thanks for the positive reply!!

I have been looking up about a natural c sec as I think this is def the way id like it to be. Calm and relaxing!!

To be honest ive got my head around it now, and I really dont think he is going to flip - however in the UK if he does flip last min I dont think I will still be able to go ahead with C Sec which is a bit of a shame as Im a bit of a planner and dont like things changing last minute!!



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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 12:45 PM   4
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I think in the UK they also allow elective c-sections but they're just not as widely advertised (I heard from my OB)



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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 12:48 PM   5
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Yes your right they have been written into the guidelines that we can chose, however many docs make it really hard to go ahead with and some can even refuse as they are just guidelines as apposed to rules. This is just so ive heard though!

If you dont mind me asking, how was your recovery? Only thing im worried about is not being well enough to look after my baby and from a vain persepective not getting a scar overhang!!! lol



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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 13:05 PM   6
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My recovery was great. The worst day is the first day, but every day got better exponentially. I think I had 3 shots of morphine total and after that just on Tylenol... And contrary to popular belief, my c-section actually really encouraged me to breasfeed because I couldn't get up, so I had a great excuse to neglect the rest of the world and stay in bed with my baby for two weeks. I just did diaper changes in bed, breasfed and watched tv, it was great.
As for the "vain" question, I don't think the overhang is a result of the c-section, I think it's just from being fat lol (at least that's what I think mine is). I've seen other ladies recover quite well from them and have awesome tummies but that wasn't my experience. They don't cut your stomach muscles anymore, the only "muscle" they cut is the uterus. I wasn't looking forward to a scar but I actually became quite attached to it, now it's like my souvenir. I look back and have such great memories of it (seriously!)



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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 13:09 PM   7
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Your a star thank you so much!!! Because of your replies I actually have a smile on my face and feel really positive! Thank you for your honest replies, you always hear so many horror stories of awful scars, insides falling out, pain and not being able to do anything, it really does scare first time mums like me! Also the plus side is at least I get to meet my boy earlier (hopefully). Thank you once again! x



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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 14:07 PM   8
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I heard all of the horror stories before my C-Section, and it made me so nervous! It was not as bad as they say. Don't get me wrong... it is abdominal surgery, and it sucks. But it is not as bad as people lead you to believe. I had a scheduled C-Section due to my little man being Breech. They scheduled it for 39 weeks. However, I went into labor at 36.5 weeks and after 5 hours of labor waiting for my c-Section, he decided to stick a foot out of me! He was not willing to wait for the section! So, a scheduled C-Section turned into an emergency section and I had to have full anesthesia instead of a block. Unfortunately this means that you cannot hold your LO right away, in fact, I didn't get to see or hold him until 6 hours after the surgery.
Recovery wasn't too bad. Every day it gets much better. My incision opened a little and we have to pack the hole with gauze twice daily, but even with that, I don't consider it to have been a horrible experience. One of the more difficult things is that you don't realize how much you use your abdominals... until you can't use them!
The weight came off delayed for me, I left the hospital weighing the same as when I went in with a baby in me! But randomly 7 days after the surgery, i was down 10 lbs, then a week later, down 20. The edema from the procedure is what causes it.
Don't sweat it, it is not that bad!



 
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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 15:01 PM   9
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Thank you! you ladies have made my night with your positive stories!! Im just so excited now to finally meet my LO!



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Old Aug 23rd, 2012, 04:01 AM   10
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We are in the same boat, I just got my date yesterday for September 24th I will be 39+3. It seems so real now xx



 
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