C-sections take a while to heal where a tear may only take a couple of weeks to heal...you can discuss pain relief with your midwife or doctor. If your ideal birth plan doesn't go to plan just remember the main thing is to have a healthy baby at the end and the midwives and doctors will try to ensure that your safe and the baby is safe...I was really disappointed I couldn't have a natural birth with my DD but it was for the best for both of us.
For the first timers who are scared ... Don't be. As above try and relax and go with the flow. Yes it's painful but I actually enjoyed my labour and my little man was out in no time so it's not always bad. What will be will be and it obviously isn't too bad as many of us are coming round to do it for a second time
I say just be prepared, I had a tens machine that was brilliant, have music, lots of different drinks to sip. I loved lucozade.. Usually hate the stuff! And try and enjoy it. Also ask your OH to take a little video clip after birth. Mine did this (without me asking) its only about 15 seconds but sooo precious as at the time I couldn't remember Some things ..I think I had too many sucks on the gas and air
A hour after birth I felt completely fine eating a cheese jacket potato snuggling my new baby
haha these stories are freaking me out! first timer here! I'm scared after hearing about episiotomies and tears and stitches. is it bad i want a c section?!
you dont want a c-section. i didnt have a choice and now dont have a choice with this baby and i would give anything to experience giving birth naturally the pain afterwards was horrible because it is major surgery! 6 weeks i couldnt bend or lift anything heavy or even dry my self after having a shower, and i couldnt drive for 6 weeks.
I 2nd what all of the csection girls say. My scar also didn't fully close in one spot so I bled out of my incision site for weeks. At one point in time I was changing my pad I had to wear at the top of my underwear every 2 hours it was coming out so fast. I also missed my DDs newborn photoshoot (we didn't get it done all together) because as we were heading out the door my incision started to gush and we had to go to the ER instead. Then she was gonna be too old to reschedule. I'm really hoping for a natural birth this time.
I actually enjoyed my birth! ok the final few hours weren't quite so fun, he was back to back so took a hell of a lot of pushing out (well over 2hours), and i did tear quite badly, BUT once I was holding him I really didn't care! the feeling after is amazing . Can't wait to do it all over again! xx
I really enjoyed my first birth too that's why I'm scared my second wont be as amazing crazy I know. Honestly by the time I got to 39 weeks I was no longer scared of labor I was ready to get my baby out and had no fear what so ever. You truly do forget everything once you have that perfect bundle of joy in your arms
Agree with Maratobe- 6 weeks I couldn't drive cause of insurance mainly because it is counted as abdomen surgery. I couldn't get out of bed even to change DD's nappy as I was so high on the morphine and my blood platelet levels were so low I couldn't focus on anything visitors who came to see me were saying. DH had to do DD's first bath etc cause I wasn't strong enough to...but in saying all that, my c-section had complications because of my anterior placenta and they accidentally cut into it causing a major bleed. So it wasn't ideal.
i am actually looking forward to the birth, i am curious about whether i can do it with just gas and air. I might not look forward to it the closer it gets! lol
I found baby's heartbeat quite quickly today with doppler, and am fairly sure that im feeling it move every now and then.
Decided today that i am going to book a 3d scan after my 20 week scan, so that i can take my mum and step dad, thay are very excited about thier 1st grandchild and a little bit miffed that i wont let them to my routine scans. Thought that would be a nice treat for them.
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