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  1. #1
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    Mar 2003

    Default My Elective C-Section

    Hadley Ann is one week old!
    I am quite sure some will be shocked and not agree with my choice but I asked for an elective c-section. All my life I have been terrified of labor and this was what I really wanted. The c-section was scheduled for Monday, April 14th at 7am....

    I tried to get to sleep the night before but of course I was so excited that I was tossing and turning and couldn't sleep. I was in bed when about 12:30am my water broke. I immediately called the hospital and asked them if I should still come in at 5am like originally planned. They said I better come right away. Well, by the time I got there I was already dilated to a 4 and was having contractions (very mild.) They asked if I wanted to just try a vaginal...I said NO.

    I went under the knife and Hadley was born at 2:29 am. She weighed 6.13oz and is 18.5" long. I spent 4 days in the hospital being waited on hand and foot by the wonderful nurses! It felt like a vacation!! Recovery has been a breeze and I am so happy with my decision to have a c-section!

    Breastfeeding is going problems at all. Nobody told me that babies would eat for 18 out of 24 hours! My mother affectionately calls her "The tick" since she is always stuck to me!!

    Hadley is all I ever dreamed of and I am so happy. Aside from the fact that it is looking like I will be a single mom, my life seems perfect right now. I believe God makes no mistakes!!

    I thank all of you for the support and enjoyment I have received from these boards...


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    Join Date
    Dec 2002


    Congradulations!!!!!! But me personlly i am scared to death of any type of operation or being cut, since i saw the video of one of my friends having a c section i much rather push (I know i am probably just saying this now since i don't have any kids)
    Shawn & David

    EDD FEB 22 2005

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    Join Date
    Oct 2002


    WOW! Congrats i too am really scared of all things sharp... I am running a high risk of csection but want a vaginal birth, its encouraging to hear that the recovery may not be so bad...
    Thanks for sharing

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