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Old Aug 22nd, 2013, 16:59 PM   1
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Positive Elective C/S Stories?


I'm scheduled for an elective c/s at 39w for medical reasons. Lately, stories I've heard from friends about their experiences haven't been the most lovely so I was hoping to hear some stories from those who did have a good experience. I've had surgeries in the past so I'm not afraid of needles or anything, just would like some good words about ELCS.

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Old Aug 24th, 2013, 10:25 AM   2
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Hi hun sorry i cant give any experiances but i think this is a good thread. Im most likely going to hav a c section and iv never had A operation or anything so th horror stories are gettin to me too xx



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Old Aug 24th, 2013, 10:49 AM   3
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Hi hun sorry i cant give any experiances but i think this is a good thread. Im most likely going to hav a c section and iv never had A operation or anything so th horror stories are gettin to me too xx



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Old Aug 24th, 2013, 12:39 PM   4
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Hi hun sorry i cant give any experiances but i think this is a good thread. Im most likely going to hav a c section and iv never had A operation or anything so th horror stories are gettin to me too xx



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Old Aug 24th, 2013, 20:58 PM   5
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I had an emergency c-section, but my experience wasn't that bad at all! The only down side was I did not get to hold my son right away, but the surgery went well (my spinal block was quick and painless) and I did not feel anything other than very minor pulling and tugging that was more uncomfortable than painful, and my recovery was quicker than I thought it would be.



 
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Old Aug 25th, 2013, 13:33 PM   6
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Hello,

I had an elective section when I had my little boy as he was breech. I can honestly say the actual procedure was totally fine the theatre staff were amazing and kept me calm. The only thing I found hard was the waiting. I waited for hours to go into theatre as I was second on the elective list but we kept getting bumped back due to emergency sections taking priority and I don't think I was prepared mentally for that to happen but can understand others take priority. I wasn't allowed to eat or drink from the night before. I didn't feel too hungry as I think the nerves put me off eating anything but I was pretty thirsty I ended up getting out on a drip as I had waited so long. So take things to help pass the time just in case.

My recovery was totally straightforward just take regular pain relief and try and take it easy, well as easy as you can with a newborn. I think having an emergency section is a different kettle of fish. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to have been in labour for hours then have a section. So I admire any ladies who have had that experience.



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Old Aug 25th, 2013, 16:08 PM   7
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I had an elective c section 4 weeks ago and like you all I heard about was how awful it was...... Well I can honestly say the procedure and recovery was nothing like I had expected!!! Whilst in theatre everything was so calm and relaxed the doctor told me everything that she was doing I did freak out a little because of the sensation of them pulling and tugging but they reassured me that what I was feeling was totally normal but other than that it was a really positive experience and I think if someone had told me that I would experience those sensations I would have been less freaked out about it you will feel what they are doing but absolutely no pain whatsoever quite surreal really but totally okay!!

Afterwards you will get plenty of pain meds and as soon as you can get up do it! It makes things so much easier and your recovery quicker!! I was home the following day after my section and only needed the pain meds for one week if you keep taking them at the scheduled times you should be quite comfortable...... You will be fine honey xx



 
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Old Aug 26th, 2013, 10:37 AM   8
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Thank you all so much!



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2013, 04:22 AM   9
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I had a great third section. Walked into the OR, got my spinal block, had baby and then went to recovery. I was up in about 2 hours. It took a minute for the spinal to wear off. I was very happy when they took of my leg stockings that prevent clots, and took out my catheter. It was great. I was home in two days and no problems. Take the pain meds scheduled the first couple of days. And get up as soon as possible as this does make a huge difference. You will be sore when sitting down or getting up. Just ask for a little help. Slow and steady wins the race.



 
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Old Aug 29th, 2013, 22:17 PM   10
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I don't have anything bad to say really about my C/S. It wasn't really "elective" or emergency I would say. I was induced at almost 42 weeks at 3 am and I never finished dilating, so ended up with a C/S around 11:00 pm that day. I wish I had just skipped the whole induction part! But I did really want a normal birth and am a little sad that didn't happen. The C/S was fine though. I was shaking and nervous, but nothing went wrong. I was aware and got to hold my baby before they rolled me out of the room! I only regretted that I didn't really get to see his first bath, etc very well because I couldn't get out of the bed to go over to him. I got out of bed and moved around before leaving the hospital and it does help a lot with recovery. I only found it hard that I couldn't get up easily to reach LO in the hospital, but DH was there helping. I hated not being able to go shower too! But if it's what you have to do, it's not so bad. Not as bad as I thought!



 
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