I have been reading several journals/posts lately about moms grieving over not being able to bond with their kiddos immediately after birth because they had C-sections. Do you feel this way? I had a stillborn child and would have been happy to hold her alive and well 2 weeks later. I also had a C-section with dear son and he would not have lived had they not have performed it, so I was just curious--do you think something was missing between parent/child bond because of a C-section? I think grieving is pretty strong, but maybe I need to be enlightened in some way?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:17 PM on Oct. 14, 2009 in Relationships
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I had one vag delivery in 1999, a c-section in 2002 and a repeat c-section in June this year. I understand that some women feel they have "failed" by not having vag deliveries. A lot of people look down on women who have them or elect to have them as if they know their life story and their situation. As for bonding, it does kinda suck to have to wait to hold your baby while they are sewing you up and all that. I guess its just that you have to see for yourself before you think he/she is okay and it takes longer when you have a c-section. It didn't last long though, the first c-section I had. My last one, it took a while for me to see my son because I was hemorrhaging, but I didn't feel like I didn't bond. I just wanted to see him. BUT I was so high on the medication that the doctors laughed at me for announcing to everyone "make sure you tie those tubes up good," after my last baby.
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