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Old Feb 1st, 2012, 09:23 AM   51
Ryders_Mommie
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I loved the fact that I had a C-Section. I recovered so quickley from it. Got right back into shape. Had no problems what so ever from it. I do hate the fact that I didn't have a chance to have a natural birth, but hey. My baby boy is doing fine, that is all that matters. Right?



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2012, 10:46 AM   52
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I was watching an american program last year called the Yummy Mummy. It was all about pregnancy, childbirth, getting in shape after birth, a light hearted show about motherhood. In one segment they talked about the divide in women concerning natural vs. section mothers. They had a small panel of a mother who delivered naturally, one that had an elective c-section and one that had an emergency cs. The mother who delivered naturally said "if one of my friends decided to have a c-section I wouldn't be friends with her anymore." There is a lot of stigma placed on c-sections which may add to people's disappointment of having one.



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2012, 08:56 AM   53
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I think to begin with i found it hard because i got allot of comments about me being small built and a cs would have been for the best which kinda made me feel like failure even though that wasn't the reason i had it, people just presumed i was incapable! But now i dont care about it, i find time is definitely a healer and would be happy to have another cs if i needed to



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2012, 08:00 AM   54
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I think to begin with i found it hard because i got allot of comments about me being small built and a cs would have been for the best which kinda made me feel like failure even though that wasn't the reason i had it, people just presumed i was incapable! But now i dont care about it, i find time is definitely a healer and would be happy to have another cs if i needed to
I know how you feel since I come from the opposite side of this - I'm a bit overweight and have wide hips but the baby was stuck and I needed a c-section. After the section my doctor told me that my pelvis was extremely narrow and I'd never have been able to push a baby through it, even though my baby was little over 4lbs. I don't say it to people often because when I do tell them that I have a small pelvis they look at me like I'm crazy (considering that I'm no skinny little thing).



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2012, 11:51 AM   55
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I was so scared--no, terrified of giving birth. It's strange b/c I couldn't ever really picture myself giving birth. I'm so so so so happy that I had a c-section. I felt it was less traumatic for my son and for me. Recovery was not a walk in the park, but it's a week and two days later and I'm getting around. My son has been in the nicu for a week and I have been going back and forth to the hospital (an hour drive one way) each day since I got discharged last Monday. It's been exhausting, but I'm at the point where I don't cringe when walking. I know I'm not getting the rest that I need to fully recover, but I don't care because my baby's needs are most important, and right now he needs me.

So....happy that I had the section. When I read about episiotomies, I am even happier about it because that seems much more difficult to heal from than a section.



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2012, 16:25 PM   56
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I think I struggled at first because everything happened so fast. My waers broke so I told people I was in labo. They discovered my babies feet were about to come out, and an 1 hour and 30 mins later I was sending people pictures of my lo. Now I'm completely fine.



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Old Feb 10th, 2012, 00:12 AM   57
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My first baby was breech and therefore a c-sec. I never harboured bad feelings about it. I would have PREFERRED natural, but sometimes you don't get what you want, but you get what you need. My second was a vbac and I was so pleased with myself. Both my births had complications and I ended up in theatre after and lost a lot of blood (PPH). I also had major complications in my second pregnancy and almost lost my boy at 22 weeks. We can want something, but at the end of the day my focus was always a happy and healthy bub and mum. I and/or my babies probably wouldn't have survived if I went all natural..... so I am totally at peace even though it was nowhere near what I had wanted or imagined.



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Old Feb 12th, 2012, 06:30 AM   58
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My C-section was great everything else was crap. Adversity may very well have strenghthened the bond we would have had otherwise I'll never know. I was awake for mine. We were seperated three hours by the dayshift L&D nurse who was just too lazy to push me fifteen feet down the hall to NICU and couldn't be arsed to phone them for me. I didn't realize I'd been lied to for those three hours till my night shift L&D nurse clocked in. After that I had to deal with late shift NICU who were apparently ticked I'd been told I could come in 24/7 so they kept pressuring me to leave so they could gossip about the other babies parents, and they eventually did. They set me up for breastfeeding failure because they wanted to measure her fluid intake once she came off the headgear keeping her lungs pressurized by keeping me from a lactation consultant and only letting me try to breastfeed 30 minutes every three hours and were difficult when I asked for a pump. They milked my insurance purposely, threatened a social worker, and suggested I had post partum when I questioned why she was still in NICU if the respiratory therapist himself was wondering why she was still in NICU. After all that? Everything is fine. I breastfeed. We cuddle. The love is there my protective instinct kicked in as soon as I heard her gurgling amniotic fluid and sent OH to follow her in my stead. I'm not sad to have missed those first few moments, but I'm angry to have missed those first few hours. I don't mind that I had a c-section if I hadn't I might not have seen her roll over last tuesday.



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Old Feb 12th, 2012, 09:56 AM   59
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I've got very mixed feelings about mine. Had my first naturally which although he was small I had no pain relief and can't lie it hurt but at least was over quick and was back on my feet immediately. However watching doctors intubate your baby on delivery was very traumatic so I wasn't disappointed when I was knocked out the second time for an em cs so I didn't have to witness that. But.....post-op cs - nightmare. Hate it.
Believe me no-one is missing out by not experiencing the pain of a natural birth, but for me, I would rather have that than have another cs - which unfortunately for me is now my only option



 
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