elective c-section after forcep assisted delivery
Hello ladies. I have an almost 3 yr old son. My labor went quick and easy until it was time to push. I am only 5 foot and my son was almost 22 inches long. His head/neck was in a bad position for me to push him out. I pushed for an hour with no progress. I had an epidural so I did not feel any pain, but I could feel him move down slightly when I pushed then moved back up when I stopped. The OB used forceps, he was fine. I had a 3rd degree tear that took an hour to stitch up. I had issues with fecal incontinence the first few weeks. I also had tons of pain during intercourse for some time. I went back to the doc and there was a small flap of skin that had to be cut. I am 23 weeks pregnant again and I am already having a ton of urine leakage. Not just drops, but running down my leg sometimes. I feel alot of pressure down there already too. I did not feel this until the last month in my first preg. I mentioned to my doc at my last appt I am already terrified of delivery again. She mentioned that they could possibly do a c section since I may have further "issues" down there this time. I know it is major surgery, but I have done alot of research and it may be the best option for me. I was just wondering what you ladies thought? She said we could discuss it again at a later time. I have another appt 7/25 with another doc in the practice and would like to get his thoughts. Thanks ladies, I appreciate it.