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Old 04-16-09, 07:44 PM
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I cannot for the life of me figure out why a woman would opt for a c-section with her first baby. Subsquent c-sections are one thing, but to even enertain the thought of a section (especially when a doctor mentions it as a choice!) is beyond me.

I had two vaginal births and one emergency c-section. With both of my vaginals I walked to mother and baby. I was up that fast (of course i didnt have an epi or foley, etc) with my c-section it was a nightmare (this of course is just MY experience) I know there are women who didnt have half the troubles with recovery as I did.
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Old 04-16-09, 07:58 PM
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I really think a planned c-section is much easier to deal with than an emergency one. On top of the anxiety you have already been in labor etc.

I had very very easy recovery from c-sections all 3 times. I wouldn't change a thing. The thought of a 7 lb baby coming out my you know what scares the bejeezes out of me.
I'd rather be cut open with some good drugs.
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Old 04-16-09, 09:24 PM
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you say that because that is what you know.
Everyone states what they know with no scientific data to back up their opinions.

Scientifically, though. C-sections are NOT the best idea in most cases. And, moreover, shouldn't even be an option for most people.
C-sections should only be even considered if the surgery will save a life with statistical probabilities to the effect.

If a c-section were actually THAT much easier than a vaginal birth, then the 6 vs 8 weeks of maternity leave should be ammended accordingly
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Old 04-16-09, 09:48 PM
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i had two c-sections and then a vaginal birth with my last...totally unplanned
I had a c-section planned
BUT I went into labor and the baby was right there so the Dr said I was past the point pf any problems with a vbac and the baby was coming so I dlivered vaginally. It was sOOOO scary since all i knew was c-sections and I have mentally prepared for a csections. I was in denial until the baby came out!

basically unheard of around here to have a vbac after two csections but I did..again..unplanned!

if I had to choose...I would now choose vaginal..if you asked me before this baby was born I would have said csections b/c that's all i knew
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Old 04-16-09, 11:12 PM
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Again Susan I totally agree. My SIL had a unplanned c-section with her first and was miserable and had a LONG recovery. Her last 2 were VBAC and her recovery was similar to my recoveries.

My planned c-sections were literally a breeze. My biggest "pain" was the spinal (which I would have had either way).

I am not in any way condoning c-section or saying it is the "easy way" but I really hate all the hang ups and judgments women make if you deliver this way, or breast feed for a month, or god forbid can't breast feed.

Sort of like the silent battle that wages on between sahm and working moms.

That is what upsets me a bit. Plus it puts so much pressure on women who for whatever reason "fail" and HAVE to have a c-section.

I was a new mother who had a c-section AND couldn't breastfeed due to medications I take. People looked and said things to me like I was a monster. People (even family) made comments that insinuated I wasn't "enough" of a mother.

Thankfully I knew better and it never bothered me, but sadly it does bother a lot of women.
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