I had a c-section with my first. I was in labor for 17 hours and only dilated to 2 cm. Then when my son was 2 months I got pregnant again. (They're 11 months apart.) My ObGyn gave me the option of having c-section or vaginal birth, but she said c-section is safest for the baby with the pregnancies being so close together. She said that the uterus could rupture during labor, which could suffocate the baby. So I chose to have a c-section. I didn't have any pain during my pregnancy. However, after the 2nd cesarian, the scar is really tender. It's been 17 months sice my 2nd was born and it still gets a little sore sometimes. It's not unbearable pain, but if I lean over the table and hit it a certain way it hurts a little. Your doc should talk to you more about this. Good luck, & I'm sure you'll be okay!
at 3:17 PM on Oct. 13, 2008