I have high blood pressure and the baby is about 9lbs right now so my doctor told me I have a greater risk of needing a c-section. I am so scared and would like some info from moms who have been through it on what to expect and what the recovery is like. I'm TERRIFIED of being cut open while I'm awake.Answer Question
Answer by missanc at 8:06 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:07 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:09 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
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Answer by canadianmom1974 at 8:10 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
Hire a doula, you are at much less risk of having a c-section. I didn't want a c-section and with my first I went to 7 doctors that said I had to have one before I found a CNM that said I chould have a vaginal birth. Everything went fine and I had no interventions - no IV, monitor, nothing. My third birth was high risk and I had a doula.
The size of the baby isn't as improtant as women think. What matters is the size of the head. The head bones are flexable so there isn't that much difference between a 7 pound baby and a 9 pound baby. Doctors can be way off on their estimates of the baby's size. If you have to have a c-section it is better for you and the baby if you are awake. Make sure someone helps you breastfeed in the first hour and you tell them to not give your baby any bottles or pacifiers.
Answer by Gailll at 8:14 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
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