In my Due Date group one person asked what kind of birth they were planning and they all started to talk about that they all wanted a drug free possibly water birth(which I'm fine with to each there own) and I'm a c-section Mom. Same thing goes for reading pregnancy books. It feels like I need a different book and like I just don't relate very well.
Honestly I understand that everyone is different but I'm just feeling very out of place. Does anybody else ever feel out of place for this?
Answer by Tarrar at 12:07 AM on May. 3, 2011
My first pregnancy, I was induced for pre-eclampsia and wound up after 40 hours not dilating at all so I had a c-section. If I have another child, I may feel a little left out but, not really. I mean, sure I have never experienced a vaginal birth but I still gave birth. I saw a video of a trend to make c-sections more like natural delivery and here's a link to help it possibly feel more like a natural delivery. Just remember, just because you deliver differently doesn't make you any less of a mother--because you can deliver however is best for you. Have you thought of a VBAC? I would be scared to do it but it might be something you want to look into and discuss with a doctor. If not, here is more info about a family-oriented approach to a c-section that is different than most: http://doula-ing.blogspot.com/2010/05/mother-baby-friendly-cesarean.html
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