To those who have had a C-section already, what are you planning on doing with this pregnancy?
I had a planned C-section with my daughter 3 years ago (due to her being breech), and even though the recovery was difficult, I am still unsure what to do now that I am given the choice. Is the recovery from a second section more difficult? Given that I will have a toddler and a newborn that I will be unable to lift, I am a bit worried about this. The planner in me would like another section, I have had a very difficult pregnancy and knowing that I could have it over at 38 weeks excites me, but I also know that's no reason to have a major surgery again if it's not necessary.
Not looking for judgements here, just general feedback from people who have had a section and what they are doing with their second, or from people with multiple sections and how their experience was.
I want to follow. My first was a complicated vaginal delivery. My second was cs due to being breech. I'm not sure what to do with this one as I found my cs way easier in terms of recovery than my first birth.
I accidentally clicked this link and saw your post. I had to make the same decision that you are several months back. (My baby is 6 weeks old). My first child was an emergency csection. I was told I should have a section again bc I have a small pelvis. I opted to try for a vbac. I knew I didn't want another surgery and I have a 2.5 year old son that is very rough and rambunctious.
My reasons for going for vbac were:
-Toddler at home
-Afraid of another surgery (first one didn't go well)
-I want more kids and know that risk of uterine rupture increaseso with each csection.
-personally I wanted to have child the way our body intended
That beging said i had a successful vbac with very little complications. I did tear down there. I went into labor at 37 weeks and pushed for 40 minutes and she was here. And I don't regret it at all. I also got to hold my baby right away.
Thank you for your reply Bella. My reasons for having a Vbac are the same as yours except for the fact that my first surgery went extremely smoothly, and this will be my last baby.
My biggest worry is that I will go to 42 weeks and then end up with a CS anyway, because they won't induce me if I go over. So I guess I feel that if I'm going to have one, I'd rather it be planned. I'm probably over-analyzing though, the baby will come when she is ready I wish the doctor would just make the decision for me!!!!
I had an emergency c-section with my first baby after a complicated labour following induction at 42 weeks.
I want a c-section this time; my reasons being that I don't want the same to happen again (going way overdue, long traumatic labour which ends in an emergency cs anyway), I had a really easy recovery last time, and also it should be easier to plan child care if I know when the c-section is booked for.
Everyone is different though, and if I had a different reason or c-section experience last time I might be going for a VBAC.
I had an EMCS with my son he was preemie and I had a traumatic birth and recovery, but there was an emotional aspect to it as well.
I opted for a VBAC with my second. With my first it took me days to get up and about, partly due to the pre-eclampsia, party due to the emotional aspect of having a baby in the NICU unexpectedly. Although I had no physical additional complications, like stitches pulling or infection, healing was textbook.
With my second, I was walking within 1.5 hours of the birth (I had an epidural). Slept fine, was up and about the next morning walking around the room caring for my newborn. I opted to stay a second night after the birth only because the 24 hr tests would have to be done late at night anyway, so I just stayed another night.
Night and day difference. I would opt for a VBAC, given the chance.
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