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Old Sep 17th, 2010, 17:20 PM   1
angelface29
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C-section or natural birth?


im not sure which one is better natural birth or c-section, (im going to be a first time mom) does natural birth stretch you out down there? does it hurt more than a c-section? any oppinions or experiences would be helpful! thanks!



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2010, 17:24 PM   2
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Natural birth is always better if there are no complications in your pregnancy. You heal quicker and eventually everything goes back to pretty much its normal state after the birth. Of course there is pain involved, but it can be managed with good old drugs and an epidural. With a C-Section there is alot more recovery time involved and of course higher risks to you and the baby because you are having an op. Ive had two natural births and this one has to be a C-section, but when it comes time, really whatever you have to do to get your baby out saftley is always the best way.



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2010, 17:55 PM   3
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Natural birth is always better if there are no complications in your pregnancy. You heal quicker and eventually everything goes back to pretty much its normal state after the birth. Of course there is pain involved, but it can be managed with good old drugs and an epidural. With a C-Section there is alot more recovery time involved and of course higher risks to you and the baby because you are having an op. Ive had two natural births and this one has to be a C-section, but when it comes time, really whatever you have to do to get your baby out saftley is always the best way.
thats so true! thank you!



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2010, 17:58 PM   4
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Whatever you do, dont worry about the pain, if it gets too bad just get the epidural and have no regrets, and if you decide to get a C-section then thats perfectly fine too, whatever you need to do yo get the both of you through it safe and sound is always the best way and dont ever let anyone make you feel guilty about the way you choose!



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2010, 18:04 PM   5
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I am a first time mum so the closest I can compair is a complicated burst appendix op which left me with a 6 inch scar down the middle of my admomen (tummy).

All I can say is I wouldn't envy anybody who has to deal with the pain of a wound like that, not being able to move without pain and having to stop and think "how to get out of bed", "how to get out the chair" and deal with the demands of a new born baby.

I haven't given birth so I can't compair an natural birth but I can only guess that it can't be as bad as that.



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2010, 18:21 PM   6
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Hi hon! I've had 2 vaginal births so far and I sure hope for another one. Having a C-section is surgery, and abdominal surgery at that. Very painful and a lot of recovery! I would never choose to have a C-section unless for a medical reason, in which case I would not have a problem with it. Just remember that all surgeries carry risks, so you don't want to put yourself and your baby at risk unless it is called for. As for vaginal stretching, maybe this is TMI but doing your kegel exercises will make everything good as new down there!

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Old Sep 17th, 2010, 18:39 PM   7
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I had a c-section with my first daughter and my doctor is still on the fence as to whether I will have one with the daughter I am pregnant with now.I was induced because of a scan I had the day before my 5 year old was born.They predicted she would be between 10-13 lbs.(very large as Im quite small)At first I was told I would not have a c-section and was scared and really wanted one.I went into the hospital, induced and after 4 or 5 hours my doctor came back in and told me she was too big and I would be having a c-section.I was relieved....until it was all said and done.It does make things difficult in my opinion.It made it near impossible to breast feed, which I REALLY wanted to do.Hurts to put a baby on your very sore abdomen.I sat up too fast one night and popped out a couple of staples and that hurt badly.I healed very quickly for a c-section apparently and the pain was short lived.However I did have a great deal of trouble losing weight which I hear is common.Also a year or 2 after she was born I developed this huge painful knot on the end of the scar on my incision.It was SO painful every time I had a period, sometimes couldn't bend over, it hurt down into my leg to the point that it hurt to walk.I struggled with infertility and had multiple miscarriages when trying to conceive our second.Eventually did conceive with the help of fertility medication and found out when I had several ultrasounds with this pregnancy that I have a lot of scar tissue from the c-section and that the painful knot is an incisional endometrioma(also because of the c-section) which I am going to have to have cut out.If I have another c-section they will do it when I have that, but it complicates the surgery some.

If I had it to do over, I would have preferred to have a natural birth and even though I will be scared either way, I'd like to do a natural birth this time if at all possible.All of my friends have had natural deliveries and had no ill after effects.

I think in the end the most important thing is a healthy baby at the end, regardless of what method they get here.



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2010, 18:53 PM   8
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I had a c-section with my first daughter and my doctor is still on the fence as to whether I will have one with the daughter I am pregnant with now.I was induced because of a scan I had the day before my 5 year old was born.They predicted she would be between 10-13 lbs.(very large as Im quite small)At first I was told I would not have a c-section and was scared and really wanted one.I went into the hospital, induced and after 4 or 5 hours my doctor came back in and told me she was too big and I would be having a c-section.I was relieved....until it was all said and done.It does make things difficult in my opinion.It made it near impossible to breast feed, which I REALLY wanted to do.Hurts to put a baby on your very sore abdomen.I sat up too fast one night and popped out a couple of staples and that hurt badly.I healed very quickly for a c-section apparently and the pain was short lived.However I did have a great deal of trouble losing weight which I hear is common.Also a year or 2 after she was born I developed this huge painful knot on the end of the scar on my incision.It was SO painful every time I had a period, sometimes couldn't bend over, it hurt down into my leg to the point that it hurt to walk.I struggled with infertility and had multiple miscarriages when trying to conceive our second.Eventually did conceive with the help of fertility medication and found out when I had several ultrasounds with this pregnancy that I have a lot of scar tissue from the c-section and that the painful knot is an incisional endometrioma(also because of the c-section) which I am going to have to have cut out.If I have another c-section they will do it when I have that, but it complicates the surgery some.

If I had it to do over, I would have preferred to have a natural birth and even though I will be scared either way, I'd like to do a natural birth this time if at all possible.All of my friends have had natural deliveries and had no ill after effects.

I think in the end the most important thing is a healthy baby at the end, regardless of what method they get here.
wow im soo sorry u had to go through that! thank you for explaining your experience!



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2010, 19:44 PM   9
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I've had a natural birth and 2 c sections, this one will be a c section too. My natural birth was horrific, painful, resulting in a broken tailbone, 3rd degree tearing and an episiotomy. I couldn't sit or stand properly for a long time and I have terrible problems with my tailbone still. However, my caesareans were great. Very short recovery period, the incision hurts of course, but it FAR from unbearable and a lot less pain than my tearing and episiotomy. Breastfeeding isn't affected by having a c section - use a pillow ! Baby doesn't rest on your abdomen when feeding. Usually by day 2, I have nothing more than Panadeine for pain and I've never taken pain medication past day 4.

The best birth is the one that results in a healthy baby and mother. Saying that one way or the other is better is only a general perspective. Don't be afraid of either way, the best thing is to be informed and open about your options and keep asking your Dr questions until you're satisfied.



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2010, 21:21 PM   10
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i also had c section with my DS and will be happily having one again. Was honestly an amazing experience for me. I recovered quickly and had not any problems at all with breastfeeding , no pain or anything as you dont have baby on abdomen .within a day i was up dressing baby etc.yes it hurts a lil but they give you panadol for pain so cant be that bad i cant say whether its better than natural labour but for me it was brilliant , i dont feel i missed out spesh as i felt baby being pulled out a lil end of day its what your comfortable with , i actually felt he was saver with quick exit rather than long delivery time but each to own x



 
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