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Old Apr 10th, 2012, 10:40 AM   1
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Positives of C-Sections


Hi Ladies,

We all have had or planning a C-Section, and for a lot of people thats a scary process.

I know I was terrified, so I was thinking lets think of some positives (apart from the obvious baby) that came from having a C-Section

I'll start, as I knew the date I made sure my make up was great and had lovely sparkly eyes in all the pics

Jessica xx



 
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Old Apr 10th, 2012, 18:03 PM   2
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lol in my mind there are TONS of positives but thats just me

for one
No labour pain (if its elective)
No vaginal damage, tearing or episiotomy to recover from
It wont sting to pee or wipe
Your piles wont be as bad from not pushing if you have them
There is no fear or wonder of "when" you will go into labour
No worry of needing forceps or ventouse
No fear of baby getting stuck in the birth canal and loosing oxygen
Babies head is a perfect round shape on arrival
Sex wont be painful as your vaginal is in tact and sexual dysfunction should not develop meaning you can be intimate with your partner
For me I know a vaginal birth would bring on severe post natal anxiety and depression so a C-sec will help me avoid this
It CAN be safer for your baby if they need to be delivered immediately and safer for you if they are in an awkward position such as transverse and breech although some women prefer breech vaginal deliveries, doctors and OB's are against them over here
No risk of pelvic floor or rectal prolapse and damage from straining in labour



 
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Old Apr 10th, 2012, 22:03 PM   3
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My personal favourite positive of c-section: lochia is way less compare to natural birth!



 
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Old Apr 10th, 2012, 23:19 PM   4
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My twins (who are 1 today ) were born elective c-section- For us it was a no-brainer. With twins if you attempt a vaginal delivery you have a 50% chance of something going wrong and having to have an emergency section. Of that 50%, 75% is due to baby B being in distress. So we opted for the section. As it was, our baby B was born within the same minute as baby A, and yet she was already in respiratory distress and had to be bagged. It was very touch and go with her for a bit, and had we attempted a vaginal delivery we very well could have lost her.

Most of the risks for a section are to the mother, not the baby

I walked into the operating room and got myself on the table, chatting with the nursing staff (Can't have that level of connection if you're huffing and puffing!)



 
Old Apr 11th, 2012, 10:28 AM   5
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lol in my mind there are TONS of positives but thats just me

for one
No labour pain (if its elective)
No vaginal damage, tearing or episiotomy to recover from
It wont sting to pee or wipe but you cant bend to wipe without a lot of pain
Your piles wont be as bad from not pushing if you have them
There is no fear or wonder of "when" you will go into labour
No worry of needing forceps or ventouse forceps can still be used to pull baby out of you
No fear of baby getting stuck in the birth canal and loosing oxygen baby may have fluid on the lungs as they do not pass down the birth canal
Babies head is a perfect round shape on arrival baby can but sliced by the scalpel
Sex wont be painful as your vaginal is in tact and sexual dysfunction should not develop meaning you can be intimate with your partner your cervix/vagina and pelvic floor will have been changed by pregnancy so things WILL be different anyway
For me I know a vaginal birth would bring on severe post natal anxiety and depression so a C-sec will help me avoid thishormonal changes caused by the end of pregnancy still occur and PND could still be an issue
It CAN be safer for your baby if they need to be delivered immediately and safer for you if they are in an awkward position such as transverse and breech although some women prefer breech vaginal deliveries, doctors and OB's are against them over here
No risk of pelvic floor or rectal prolapse and damage from straining in labourpelvic floor muscles can be damaged in late pregnancy due to the weight of your baby anyway
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My personal favourite positive of c-section: lochia is way less compare to natural birth!I had more with my CS than my natural birth
Just my thoughts on your positives.

...btw before you jump me I'm not having a go I'm just sayin



 
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Old Apr 11th, 2012, 13:21 PM   6
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Just my thoughts on your positives.

...btw before you jump me I'm not having a go I'm just sayin
Delivering a baby, no matter which way you do it, is risky and can potentially do a lot of damages to the mom and the baby. I wouldn't want to get pregnant ever if I were to fixate on how things could go wrong for me and for the baby during pregnany and delivery. Maintaining a positive attitude is one of the easiest things that expecting parents can do to make the process less stressful, I'm just saying.



 
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Old Apr 11th, 2012, 14:27 PM   7
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lol in my mind there are TONS of positives but thats just me

for one
No labour pain (if its elective)
No vaginal damage, tearing or episiotomy to recover from
It wont sting to pee or wipe but you cant bend to wipe without a lot of pain
Your piles wont be as bad from not pushing if you have them
There is no fear or wonder of "when" you will go into labour
No worry of needing forceps or ventouse forceps can still be used to pull baby out of you
No fear of baby getting stuck in the birth canal and loosing oxygen baby may have fluid on the lungs as they do not pass down the birth canal
Babies head is a perfect round shape on arrival baby can but sliced by the scalpel
Sex wont be painful as your vaginal is in tact and sexual dysfunction should not develop meaning you can be intimate with your partner your cervix/vagina and pelvic floor will have been changed by pregnancy so things WILL be different anyway
For me I know a vaginal birth would bring on severe post natal anxiety and depression so a C-sec will help me avoid thishormonal changes caused by the end of pregnancy still occur and PND could still be an issue
It CAN be safer for your baby if they need to be delivered immediately and safer for you if they are in an awkward position such as transverse and breech although some women prefer breech vaginal deliveries, doctors and OB's are against them over here
No risk of pelvic floor or rectal prolapse and damage from straining in labourpelvic floor muscles can be damaged in late pregnancy due to the weight of your baby anyway
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My personal favourite positive of c-section: lochia is way less compare to natural birth!I had more with my CS than my natural birth
Just my thoughts on your positives.

...btw before you jump me I'm not having a go I'm just sayin
I dont disagree with your comments but this is meant to be a positive thread so seems a little out of place !



 
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Old Apr 11th, 2012, 14:28 PM   8
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Thanks for putting these up. I'm havin a section in 6 days and suddenly today have become terrified at the prospec despite having had one before. So for today, I like to read the poitives! X



 
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Old Apr 11th, 2012, 16:50 PM   9
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lol in my mind there are TONS of positives but thats just me

for one
No labour pain (if its elective)
No vaginal damage, tearing or episiotomy to recover from
It wont sting to pee or wipe but you cant bend to wipe without a lot of pain
Your piles wont be as bad from not pushing if you have them
There is no fear or wonder of "when" you will go into labour
No worry of needing forceps or ventouse forceps can still be used to pull baby out of you
No fear of baby getting stuck in the birth canal and loosing oxygen baby may have fluid on the lungs as they do not pass down the birth canal
Babies head is a perfect round shape on arrival baby can but sliced by the scalpel
Sex wont be painful as your vaginal is in tact and sexual dysfunction should not develop meaning you can be intimate with your partner your cervix/vagina and pelvic floor will have been changed by pregnancy so things WILL be different anyway
For me I know a vaginal birth would bring on severe post natal anxiety and depression so a C-sec will help me avoid thishormonal changes caused by the end of pregnancy still occur and PND could still be an issue
It CAN be safer for your baby if they need to be delivered immediately and safer for you if they are in an awkward position such as transverse and breech although some women prefer breech vaginal deliveries, doctors and OB's are against them over here
No risk of pelvic floor or rectal prolapse and damage from straining in labourpelvic floor muscles can be damaged in late pregnancy due to the weight of your baby anyway
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My personal favourite positive of c-section: lochia is way less compare to natural birth!I had more with my CS than my natural birth
Just my thoughts on your positives.

...btw before you jump me I'm not having a go I'm just sayin
Thread was supposed to be positive. Come on.

I had a section, and wouldn't have had it any other way. There are TONS of positives.



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Old Apr 11th, 2012, 16:51 PM   10
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Thanks for putting these up. I'm havin a section in 6 days and suddenly today have become terrified at the prospec despite having had one before. So for today, I like to read the poitives! X
That's so exciting that you'll have your LO so soon! You'll do great I bet!



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