We have reached a day in age when you can choose how you deliver your child. I've had two vaginal births and they both left me miserable for weeks. Now I am pregnant with my third and I'm curious to know what it's like to have a c-section.
Hmm what exactly did you find horrible about the vaginal births hun? As far as I know they have a much shorter recivery period and minimal scaring unlike c-sections.
It's up to you depending on what you feel most comfortable with though.
Well, I'll try to keep this short. My first child was born when I was 17. I was a petite child my self only weighing 104lbs when I got pregnant. My family has a history of large children and my first child weighed in at 8lbs 8.5oz. My episiotomy was not large enough and I tore. I had approximately 1/4" from tearing completely from vagina to rectum. Needless to say that caused recovery to be a little more painful. I couldn't even walk until the second day after I had him, and I like to think I have a high pain tolerance.
My second child was born a week early at 7lbs 4oz and the doctor did an episiotomy as well. The only problem was this time it was a little too much. I had a large wound that was not properly stitched. So the healing didn't go that great with this one either. Then to top it off, one of the stitches didn't disolve and caused an infection with massive inflamation. I had to let her dig around in my swelled nether regions to find a little bitty peice of blue stitching.
So, I just can't imagine a c-section being that much worse. I just figure peeing, bowel movements, walking, sitting, etc. will be much more comfortable without my hoo-ha being violated any more. But, I have no experience with a c-section so that's why I was wondering.
Honestly I have had a C-Section, and the recovery is no fun... especially while trying to care for a new born. If I had the choice with this birth I would go natural, but I have the c-section scar and have other scars on my uterus from an ectopic, that needed emergency removal... So for me the risks are too much to do a natural, as the scars might not hold up during labour. All the best to you in whatever you choose
You might want to think about not having an episiotomy. I'm actually quite surprised that you had 2 that recently. Most doctors don't do them anymore. Every dr. I've talked to say that it is much worse than tearing you would get.
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