C-section

17 posts / 0 new
Last post
MelanieP's picture
Joined: 09/25/09
Posts: 882
C-section

Who else, besides me, know that that they are for sure having a c-section? If you want to share why are you having one?

For my it is for medical reasons. I had to have surgery on my uterus before DS and they are worried that it may rupture if I go into labour. Plus with the problems of my past with high BP we feel it is better to not go into labour. Plus I had a c-section before. My c-section will be down no later then 38 weeks if all goes well.

lil96's picture
Joined: 03/27/06
Posts: 573

I am still undecided, but I worry the cards are stacked against me. At my last birth (2nd c/s) my dr said I could still try for a vbac next time around. But as of my last appt, baby was measuring 2+wks ahead. The dr didn't talk about delivery or anything, but I worry with it being so big they might say c/s. I would be ok with either.
My biggest fear is another unplanned c/s. The recovery was so much worse with my unplanned. It was really difficult. But there were more complications that time too (I had a blood vessel in my uterus burst, that took 6 hrs to repair). During my 2nd they said it would have burst had I gone into natural labor, but they repaired it because they knew ahead of time and it wasn't such a rush to get it fixed.
So I worry about it busting again, even though they repaired it last time.
I am just going to not think about it and see what happens in the end. Last time I got so stressed about it. This time, I won't think about it!

Joined: 04/10/11
Posts: 1703

I probably will be getting a c-section, at least that's as far as they'll commit to saying now. As you know with twins it's just a much greater likelihood. They like to or require an epidural if you do try vaginal birth with twins so that the second one can be taken out by c-section if necessary, but I probably can't get an epidural because of scarring from a spinal surgery last year. It all just seems to be working toward a general anesthesia c-section. I'm not thrilled with that but I'd just like to get everyone out healthy so what are you going to do, you know? So much seems out of my hands now that it's twins.

Joined: 11/01/07
Posts: 650

Not sure here...DS got stuck and I could not push him out last time (LONG story). The doc used forceps and I had an awful 3rd degree tear with some issues lingering for months. One of the docs mentioned possible c-section this time. I am open to that possibility. My little man also has Pyelectasis (dilated renal pelvis) this time. It could resolve by birth or he may need to have a procedure done after birth. Time will tell, so we shall see! As long as he gets here as healthy as can be, I will be content!

Joined: 02/07/12
Posts: 463

I will be having my 3rd c-section on November 23, less then a year from my last one by a week. My first c-section was with Joshua and that was after 52 hours of labor and only getting to a 4. Not fun, so for Kay I opted for a c-section because honestly I didn't want to be in the amount of pain I was in just to end up with a c-section. And with this one we are going with a c-section because my pregnancies are so close.

With Kay though if I had gone into labor before my scheduled c-section then I would have tried to labor on my own but I told Rob that if it goes over 24 hours then I will be having a c-section, thankfully my doctor was okay with that Smile

KAYMYA's picture
Joined: 09/18/07
Posts: 230

I am highly likely to have one due to the.twin factor LOL....not to excited about it but if I.have to I have to LOL

Joined: 11/07/06
Posts: 707

*lurker*

I delivered twins both vaginally without an epidural.......both were head down but after Baby A was delivered Baby B was still high in my uterus so we did a breech extraction as to not risk cord prolapse and therefore a c section

annestacy's picture
Joined: 05/31/09
Posts: 473

First, let me say that this thread is making me feel better. I feel like I am kinda "failing" at being pregnant and having a child by not pushing for a VBAC. I will be having a scheduled c/s at about 39 weeks, unless my body tells the doctors I need it earlier. I developed hypertension at 39 weeks, and then worked into pre-e (diagnosed on my due date, failed induction, ended up with a c/s).

My reasons for not pushing for a VBAC is that I really honestly trust my doctor. He's gotten us through a miscarriage and the aftermath and has been supportive through everything, and I just trust him and the midwives. I feel that if he felt I was truly a candidate for a VBAC he would encourage me to seek a provider that would be able to support that. Also, the only hospital that Dr. Desai delivers at is small (600 births a year), and they aren't prepared for the possiblity of a uterine rupture. I don't want to have a baby at the bigger hospital near us, and the next nearest hospitals that are equipped for that are each 45 minutes to an hour away.

I am sure that I'll regret not going through labor the way I had envisioned--natural, no meds--but I won't regret having healthy children.

Joined: 04/07/11
Posts: 194

My goal is to deliver vaginally--but with twins, I know that the odds are that I may need/have to have a c-section and I am ok with that if it is in the best interest of my LO's. At this point my Baby A (girl) is head down, and Baby B (boy) is stretched out completely breech. LOL. Time will tell!!:):) And my OB will tell me as well...:p

KAYMYA's picture
Joined: 09/18/07
Posts: 230

"Mommy 4 real" wrote:

My goal is to deliver vaginally--but with twins, I know that the odds are that I may need/have to have a c-section and I am ok with that if it is in the best interest of my LO's. At this point my Baby A (girl) is head down, and Baby B (boy) is stretched out completely breech. LOL. Time will tell!!:):) And my OB will tell me as well...:p

this is what i am hoping for as well....but trying to not get my hopes up in case Baby A is breech or something... or need a ceasearan for some other reason... My docs will let me try vaginally is baby A is head down but the kinda require a Epi in case of an emergency c-sec.... as of right now my boys are still flipping around lol....

Joined: 04/10/11
Posts: 1703

"mommy2four" wrote:

*lurker*

I delivered twins both vaginally without an epidural.......both were head down but after Baby A was delivered Baby B was still high in my uterus so we did a breech extraction as to not risk cord prolapse and therefore a c section

That's encouraging to hear!

fireflies11's picture
Joined: 03/26/11
Posts: 613

C-section here!
Apparently my pelvis is too small. I pushed for 3-hours with no drugs with DS & begged for a c-section. I'm one of those women who would have died on the farm!

megan23's picture
Joined: 01/02/07
Posts: 44

C-section here too. I have a dual-chambered uterus (shaped like a heart) so I only make breech babies! The baby dosent fit bum up, so they always switch, whether it be the whole time breech or turning at 39w. Plus this baby has 25% chance of being born with Hirschsprungs, needing surgery to remove its colon ASAP after birth. Having had 3 C/S already (plus my last one, they refused to go in the same window) I have lots of scars that can rupture. Sad My C/S will probably be right around Halloween.

ashamom27's picture
Joined: 07/06/06
Posts: 1010

Honestly I am preparing myself mentally for possibly needing a C-section this time. My uterus stalls now after my 6th pregnancy on and it always requires pitocin to keep the progress going. With Sebastian, I stalled at 7 cm and had no progress for a few hours. I was already at the highest amount of pitocin that was allowable and they started whispering about a C-section. I freaked out ( b/c the thought of having an incision to heal) and started pushing him out. I did push him out at 7 cm ( he was only 6 pounds) but I ended up with a scary hemorrhage. And a lot of angry doctors and nurses.
So this time, I think I will ask for an epidural b/c deep down I know that I might need the C-section in the end...
Is the recovery really hard? How long are you in horrible pain afterwards?

annestacy's picture
Joined: 05/31/09
Posts: 473

I found the recovery wasn't TOO horrible. I had staples and when I could cough, I would be in pain from the pulling, but that was really it. That stopped after a week when they were removed. I had to take it 'easy' and not do any really heavy lifting for a few weeks, but really, the pain wasn't too bad. I think I only took the painkillers once or twice after I got home, and only took tylenol as I needed it.

lil96's picture
Joined: 03/27/06
Posts: 573

My first c/s recovery was horrible! I was OD, and induced. First day of induction, was the cervidil 8 hrs, no progress, sent home. 2nd day water broken, pit at the upper limit (almost right away Sad ). mec in water, no heartbeat at times, (even with the head monitor), baby seemed to be under stress, blood vessel ruptured.... I had to say all that because it was a lot of stress on my body, which may have lead to the difficult recovery.
Also when baby was 2 wks old Papa moved out of the country, leaving baby and I behind. I had no help whatsoever. Baby and I had to move out of the country when she was 6 wks old... again no help.
I had to have my multiple prescription pain killers, not a minute too late.
My incision repeatedly got infected and opened up. I was at the dr or hospital nearly everyday during those first 6 wks and at least once a week until baby was 6 months old. It was realllllly miserable!

I hope that was the extreme though.

My second was easy peasy. It was scheduled due to baby flipping in/out of breech several times/day in the end. Doctor repaired the previously ruptured blood vessel. I got to hold baby right away (last time I was in surgery 6 hrs, then recovery, totally out that whole time). I was awake the whole time in recovery, got to bf. In my weeks after recovery, I only took maybe 3 tylenol. I never felt any unbearable pain. My husband had a surgery when baby was 5 days old, so I was immediately responsible for a toddler and a NB.

Starryblue702's picture
Joined: 04/06/11
Posts: 5454

I plan on having this one vaginally just like all my others, but I had been thinking a lot about these women that elect to have then even when they don't need them. I was reading a story about Christina Aguilera, and how she didn't even try to have her son naturally, she opted for a c-section (and her OB just let her!) because she didn't want to go through natural vaginal childbirth, with all of the "strecthing" and whatnot! I was really peed off when I read that! Have any of you ever heard of this happening outside of the "famous" world (sorry, I don't mean to hijack the thread!)??