Hi ladies, Im 11 days overdue now. (sigh) and suffering really badly with my SPD and sciatica, I got bruising on the outside of my ribs(so my skin) from babies bottom , and also on the sides of my upper body. I am in so much pain, I am upset they couldnt induce me at an earlier date. I need everyday help getting up and down, in and out of bed, putting clothes on and am very weak from the amount of weight im carrying , I am only 5ft so the strain of the weight is really effecting every inch of my body im 0% effaced , prosterior cervix which is completely close and due to be induced sunday...
however, as this is my first baby I am overwhealmed and scared of being induced, I wanted a natural water birth with just g&a and now have to have the complete opposite, I dont want to be alone hooked up to machines for 72 hours to be told I need a c section so was wondering if when I go in on sunday if I can request one? Im in utter agony I cant even describe but its effecting me so much emotionally that im dreading everything, Im dreading visitors, lack of sleep and Its AWFUL i dont want to think about thinks negativly but I feel like im dying
Oh btw I forgot to say, just found out the baby is back to back too, Ive had lots of cramps (two full on contractions this morning) but nothing came of it, and also had two massive shows with blood, so I dont know how cervix is closed. Advice would be much appriciated ladies x
I would tell your dr and ask him if he can just schedule you for a c instead of induction - they didnt let me go a week past my due date with my first - they scheduled me for an induction but i ended up in an emergency c-section anyway - by that point she was too big - and wasnt coming out of me (was also back labor and breech) - Good luck! Call them asap!
If there's any chance of avoiding a c-section, personally I'd take it. As terrible as you feel now, you'll feel worse after a c-section and you'll have a baby to look after too. If you have to have an emergency section, at least you'll know you didn't inflict it on yourself!
I know c-section seems like the easy option, but it really isn't. Think hard before allowing someone to slice through your abdomen in a non-emergency!
You'll look back on these last few days of your pregnancy fondly eventually! Rest as much as you can and know you'll meet your baby soon. Good luck x
I just dont want to be induced over 3 days for it not to work and then have one, I cannot take it anymore. Each midwife tells me different, they dont explain my notes to me and I just want it over fed up of being immobile and unable to rely on myself, I know recovery from c section isnt great but Id rather be in pain than traumatised mentally.
I know how you feel-I was 18 days overdue! I never went into labour, and when they tried to induce my LO was distressed and had really heavily meconium stained waters. I feel like I missed out on the experience of labour. Plus I felt like I'd been hit by a bus!
C-sections also increase LO's risk of asthma and breathing problems, and they make you statistically less likely to breastfeed. Plus they're major abdominal surgery. If you're sure it's what you want, then there's nothing to lose by asking for one. But personally I'd opt for trying a natural birth (as in vaginal-whatever form that takes! Episiotomies are easier to heal from than a c-section) as long as you or LO aren't in any danger.
I had to have a section with my DD because she was breach and again this time because I am having blood problems and it is the safest way to deliver my baby given the fact that I have previously had a c section.
If it is your first section then I think you would have to have valid reason i.e. breach baby before they would agree to giving you a section but if you have previously had a section you can ask for one.
Maybe you should read some stories on here about ladies who were induced and perhaps it will answer some questions you may have and put your mind at ease?
And if you still want a section there is no harm in asking, they can only say no.
they recently changed the guidelines on repeat c sections (having a previous c section used to be THE reason for a second but not anymore) now there has to be a medical reason for a repeat much like requiring a medical reason for the first.
hun i am going for an elective but man i have had to fight for it, i had an emergency last time and (not at all related to having the section) my baby almost died where the midwife team completely fecked up so from that i have major major mental birth trauma and even though it was the hospitals fault (they thought it more appropriate to fill in paperwork for four hours rather than check my monitoring and missed that my baby was in major distress) and with the birth trauma i am still having to fight tooth and nail for it, my midwife and head midwife and also a registrar (who was so agressive with me trying to make me give up and say yeah i will vbac she made me cry) have all said my case is severe enough to require a section i am still yet to have that confirmed by a consultant and i will be 36 weeks by the time i potentially will be!
anyway the point of my story is look how much i am having to go through to get a repeat c section when my medical problem is in fact mental and just because it isnt physical means that they are still umming and ahhing. i hate to say it but "in current economic climate" it will be highly unlikely that you will get a c section with no previous and no medical reason, many women give birth naturally with spd - i have it so i have had that side of the arguement shoved down my throat too lol
i agree with the previous poster that in general also if you do not experience labour there is a chance that you will make yourself feel bad about it and also there are alot of people that absolutely WILL make you feel bad about it
i still have to say to people when they say i was too posh to push "you ever been told your baby might die . . no . . then discussion is over!" doesnt matter i was in labour for almost 4 days! oh but you dont know what the end part is like . . yeah and you dont know what it is like not holding your baby for 5 days now shut up! grrrr
i would honestly (as someone who has had and is having a c section) please give yourself a chance with natural labour, you never know you might be one of the many many lucky people who gets an amazing induction and everything goes so well! and hun if it doesnt then at least you can say you tried
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