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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 04:10 AM   11
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Unless you have about 24k or a medical reason they wont give you one I'm afraid! Vaginal birth isnt that bad hun, people did it for millions of years with no medical help and no one died from the pain. If it comes to it you can have an epidural! xxx



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 05:38 AM   12
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Like the others have said you do not get one unless you need it because it is major surgery. Even privet I would highly question a doctor willing to give someone unnecessary surgery that is dangerous (to you and your baby) if not needed.

I am trying not to get worked up but I do feel angry when people think it is the easy option, it really is not. My son is 10 months old and the scar still hurts and from what others who had a c-section have said it may always hurt. The recovery is really unpleasant too. If you want to block out the pain go for an epidural but do not think that a c-section is the answer.

I had a planned c-section because of various health problems in pregnancy and a breech position (would not try turning due to bad health and fear of rupturing the placenta) but I wanted a drug-free home birth. I really, REALLY hope to have a VBAC next time.

I am sorry if I have come across and nasty here, I am not intending to but I want you to know it is silly to put yourself and your future LO in danger if a vaginal birth is safe and it is far from an easy option.



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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 05:48 AM   13
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Like the others have said you do not get one unless you need it because it is major surgery. Even privet I would highly question a doctor willing to give someone unnecessary surgery that is dangerous (to you and your baby) if not needed.

I am trying not to get worked up but I do feel angry when people think it is the easy option, it really is not. My son is 10 months old and the scar still hurts and from what others who had a c-section have said it may always hurt. The recovery is really unpleasant too. If you want to block out the pain go for an epidural but do not think that a c-section is the answer.

I had a planned c-section because of various health problems in pregnancy and a breech position (would not try turning due to bad health and fear of rupturing the placenta) but I wanted a drug-free home birth. I really, REALLY hope to have a VBAC next time.

I am sorry if I have come across and nasty here, I am not intending to but I want you to know it is silly to put yourself and your future LO in danger if a vaginal birth is safe and it is far from an easy option.
Couldnt agree with you more

My second son was delivered by csection. My first son was stillborn at 36 weeks so when my second son stopped growing at around the same time (32weeks) and turned himself breech it was the only option.

The skin on and around my scar is very sore to touch almost 6 months later...

Csection is not the answer



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 07:53 AM   14
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I must say I'm undecided. I think I will probably opt for the c section out of cowardice and you can opt for what you want here in Germany. My sister had 2 emergency c sections and was up and about straight away with no complications. The worst thing for her was that they left her in labour for about 30 hours and then discovered her pelvis was too small so she had a lot of agony beforehand.



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 08:27 AM   15
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I found my induced contractions far more painful than anything at all relating to the c section (although I believe natural contractions are much less painful). So for me the c section was a breeze. As I said before I was in no pain at all. I was able to lift my baby with no pain or problems. I had no bedrest and now 8 months on my scar isn't even visible and I never get any pain or even twinges there. Although the others are right that unless you go private or have a medical reason for needing one then you wont have the option to go for c section. The majority of women have great natural birth experiences though.

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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 08:54 AM   16
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I had 2 planned c sections. The first was because I had been induced due to high BP but it wasn't working. I woke up the one morning and my BP was much much higher and I felt really dizzy and because I wasn't going into labour and had exceeded the maximum prostin allowance, they booked me in for a c section the next day. It turned out I was developing pre eclampsia.

I opted for it the second time around and found the recovery time much easier. I'm not sure if it is because I'd been through it once before but I was out of bed by the next day. I know a few people who have had emergency c sections and gone on to have planned ones and found the planned ones much more relaxed. I actually found it harder to deal with the spinal because I have an irrational fear of needles.

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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 09:00 AM   17
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I've had 2 induced vaginal births and an emergency c-section for placenta praevia, i would do the vaginal birth a million times over to avoid a c-section! Going for a vbac this time and can't wait.

If there's no medical reason to have a c-section, please reconsider, the risks are there for a reason



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 11:16 AM   18
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I had 2 planned c sections. The first was because I had been induced due to high BP but it wasn't working. I woke up the one morning and my BP was much much higher and I felt really dizzy and because I wasn't going into labour and had exceeded the maximum prostin allowance, they booked me in for a c section the next day. It turned out I was developing pre eclampsia.

I opted for it the second time around and found the recovery time much easier. I'm not sure if it is because I'd been through it once before but I was out of bed by the next day. I know a few people who have had emergency c sections and gone on to have planned ones and found the planned ones much more relaxed. I actually found it harder to deal with the spinal because I have an irrational fear of needles.

Hayley xxx
I believed too that planned csec are MUCH better than emergency. Withe the emergency the babys life is at risk so they rush it, cut quicker etc but a planned is alot calmer

I also believe once youve had one csec you do usually get a choice to have another but i think every hosp can be different.

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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 14:03 PM   19
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Hi hun,

I havent had a c section but I have had 2 natural births and my best friend had 2 c sections and was a mess for ages afterwards. I was up and about staright away - was out of the hospital same day and went for a walk with my LO the day after. My friend couldnt pick her baby up properly, couldnt walk very well and still has pain in her scar 10 months on. She also found breastfeeding quite painful as it tenses your stomach muscles which obviously pulls on your scar.

It is a major operation and can be dangerous for both you and your LO and would seriously discourage it. Natural birth isnt as bad as youd think to be honest, I also agree with the other girls in saying they wouldnt allow it unless you went private and paid a fortune for it. They wont do c sections for no reason and I'd be worried using any doctor that would.



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:29 AM   20
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The idea of giving birth does seem a little scary, but I don't think natural/vaginal birth is as scary as you're invisioning. It's the way our bodies are more or less designed to do it.
(Thankfully we live in a world where science and medicine can help us if there is a problem).

I think your body would heal better from a natural birth.

Or perhaps it's just because I'm terrified of someone slicing right through my abodomen.. *shudders* gives me the willies.



 
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