I have severe arthritis and I am really not wanting to give a vaginal birth. I want to do a C-Section, but I am worried to talk to my doctor about it because I do not know how she will react. I do not know the protocol for this. I am scared that my body will be in so much pain after giving a vaginal birth. Being that my arthritis is all on my hips, knees, ankles, and feet. Where as Ive had 11 surgeries in the past 11 years so I know how my body does with recovery. I just really want to have a C-section.
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 3:12 PM on Jan. 19, 2011
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Answer by 1911 at 3:04 PM on Jan. 19, 2011
Yes, you can elect to have a c-section(unfortunately) whether it's life or death or not. I've had both a c-section and a completely drug free vaginal birth and I'm telling you what I would want to know if I were you:skip the c-section. They are never less painful. There are no pains from a vaginal birth once the baby is out other than cramping of the uterus, but that's going to happen with a c-section too as the uterus tries to shrink to its normal size. The only other pain you may have after a vaginal birth is if you tear, but it will only be painful at the actual site. Our bodies are made to give birth vaginally. A c-section is beyond words of pain. It hurts to sneeze, laugh, cough, sit up in bed....you can't drive, climb stairs, lift anything heavier than the baby, bend over....the list goes on and on. C-sections hurt for weeks or months. A vaginal birth pain is done once they say"It's a boy!" or "It's a girl!".
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