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Old 08-26-06, 08:12 PM
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for those of you who didnt plan on a cesarean birth , were you upset when you realized you had to have one? did you feel like you "missed out" by not having a vaginal birth?
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Old 08-26-06, 08:29 PM
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Mel, I think you know my answer to this question. But yes, I was upset about having one but happy that Rhiannon and I were safe. I totally feel like I missed out on something. Never mind that the hospital doesn't do vbacs....
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Old 08-26-06, 08:32 PM
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Oh yeah totally. I felt ripped off and I felt totally out of touch and out of control of what was happening. Having them rip Kendalyn away from me after she was born before I was even able to hold her and not being allowed to hold her for almost 16 hours make it that much harder. I got over it though. After having a VBAC I am really glad that I got to experience both.

My friends laugh and say even though I have only had two kids I've done it all so they can ask me about whatever. Labour with Epidural, emergency c-cection and bottle feeding, as well as labour and birth without drugs, an episiomotomy, and breastfeeding.
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Old 08-26-06, 08:40 PM
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Yeah... I was REALLY upset when they said they wanted to take Wes as a C-section. I cried and cried. Even DURING the (first) c-section I was crying. I think I really freaked out the anestesiologist!

The OB-GYN had to talk me into doing a c-section... and got a little stern with me at the end, "If you don't say yes soon it's going to turn into an emergency c-section."

I wanted to "give birth" and have my baby on my chest right away... all that good stuff. A c-section wasn't even on my radar... I have "child-bearing hips" for sure!! I do feel like the births of my 2 sons were a bit sterile!! That being said, during my second c-section I was much more at peace with the whole thing, and it was a much happier event.

BUUUUUT... at the same time, if I DID have them vaginally, things probably would NOT have gone well, and I wouldn't have gotten to hold them on my chest right away, if at all.

So in the end... I'm just glad I have 2 healthy kids.

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Old 08-26-06, 08:42 PM
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At the time I was too doped up on staidol and exhaustion to really think about it much, but later on I was disappointed. I got over it though and was totally fine with having my second c-section.
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