Hello, Im Laura, and im new to baby and bump.
i am currently 37+4 weeks pregnant with baby number 3, and am scheduled to have my 3rd c section on april 24th.
Both my previous sections have been last minute, my 1st was an emergency section at 37 weeks due to pre eclampsia and baby being very small, my second they tried to start labour (i wanted a v bac) as baby had low fluid, it didnt work so i ended up with a second section within a few hours.
so having had 2 previous sections, my consultant basically told me from the get go that this would be a planned section, so i have known from day 1 that this would be a section.
this is where i think the problem lies, ive been ok up until i hit 30 weeks, when i started googling sections and the risks and so on, and have been getting incresingly scared. now i actually have my date (2 weeks today) i am going out of my mind with fear, breaking down crying constantly, dreaming about it that something will go wrong and that i will never see my other 2 children again. some people may read this and think im being over the top, but this is a genuine fear i have, the closer it gets the more i feel like i cant cope and am going to have a huge panic attack, so much so im not getting to enjoy my last couple of weeks of being pregnant (as this will be my last)
can anybody who has had 3 or more sections give me any advice? or i anybody going to have a 3rd and can relate to how im feeling?
thankyou for taking the time to read this.
I have not been in your situation but if you can try to think of how well you coped with to emergency sections, and how healthy your kids look from your avatar pic anyway
that a planned C-section is much safer and easier than an emergency one is also recovery should not be as bad either. I would look at your two lovely children and the fact you are still here, pregnant and very close to delivery and healthy and have recovered and survived two emcs procedures its a wonderful thing and you are not going to be in the emergency situation again
I'm having my 4th c-section in about 3 months time. I'm terrified!! I hate hospitals, operations, procedures, etc. like I guess most of us do. And knowing what waits for me makes it worse, LOL. All 3 my previous ones were EMCS as well. The first, after I was in labour for about 10 hours. The 2nd at 37 weeks because the placenta failed, and the 3rd because I went into labour naturally at 37 weeks. So I have no idea if I'll ever make it to an elective c-section date. I'm hoping to go into labour naturally again, this time. The thought of knowing when the c-section is terrifies me too much. I simply won't be able to sleep the night before!
So ya, I know exactly how you feel. My advice would be to force yourself NOT to read or google about what can go wrong. Baby has to come out one way or another. Try not to scare yourself into fearing the negatives, but try and remember that most c-sections goes without any hickups. You'll be in the best of hands, with everything the doctors need right at hand, to help you in case anything does go wrong. Trust them, they do this every day. Good luck!
The risks involved in a 3rd section are about the same as a 2nd and you have already made it through a second As someone said already a planned section or even semi planned is better than a full emergency section.
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