Basically I had harry by emergency c section. Everything is fine - but sometimes I feel like i have 'unfinished business' - do you feel the same? Not sure if it is because I had the contractions etc and 'almost' got to the point of delivery or whether it is just my hormones.
It is hard to explain - but lets say - I feel a bit cheated as I really wanted to experience child birth xx
Totally 2nd Chuck, though I didn't have the VBAC I wanted, I did however get the otherside view of a c-section via it being a planned one this time.
Much more chilled out, I kinda felt like there wasn't enough people in the room this time as there seemed to be loads with my emercs!
I still hold unto my own issues re my 1st CS but otherwise I feel a lot better, I got to do things I couldn't or didn't do with my 1st DD like that first initial feed, remembering that 1st cuddle & generally feeling more in control this time.
I still hold out for the VBAC, though it will be a VBA2C next time and I will probably have a bit of a time convincing Drs and DH, I would love to know what it's like to push my baby into the world, but after all that, the most important outcome would be a healthy baby and a relieved mama x
I had the same experience, induction lasted 24hrs, pushed for two, and finally semi emerg. csection because he wouldn't come down. I had the same feelings when we finally made the decision to go with the doctors advice, I felt like a failure, I felt cheated and I felt like I was missing out on the satisfaction of pushing my baby into the world after almost 48hrs of exhaustion (water breaking prior to induction, no sleep/food etc) but honestly, the minute I saw him, all those feelings went away. none of it mattered, and now I look forward to the hastle free event that will be my next birth! Mark it on the callendar and away we go! I can't wait!
I feel like a failure- questioning why my cervix is unfavourable etc, my first was semi planned at 41 weeks after failed induction at 39 weeks and another failed induction at 40+3 and this time round another planned section on the 10th!! because possible large baby, GD, possible rupture to previous scar and history of failed induction previously
I was never even in labour with my LO, and I feel like I missed out on a massive part of becoming a mother. Nothing can give me that experience back, but I hope beyond hope that I'll at least labour with any future pregnancies, and ideally manage a VBAC. My body just didn't go into labour, and no-one can explain why
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