Hello. I recently had my second child. Both children were born via emergency c-section. With my son, my fluid was leaking for two weeks. The OB passed it off as regular leakage without checking first.Anyway, my son ended up being born at 36 weeks. His heart rate had gone down while waiting to get a c-section to 40 bpm. Apparently he also had the cord wrapped around his neck. I was gassed out and rushed to the OR. He was out within 6 min. 3 1/2 years later, we had dd (7 weeks ago). I was going to go for a VBAC, but while laboring, dd's heart rate kept going down. They would put a gas mask on me and then take it off once it was ok again. They did this a few times. They tried pitocin to speed up labor, which resulted in contractions on top of contractions and her heart rate dropping more (this was with only 1 drop). They stopped. It ended up that her heart rate dropped again and this time enough for them to rush me to the OR. I had just gotten the epidural, so I didn't have to be gassed out though. Apparently she also had the cord wrapped around her neck and the labor or whatever was making it worse. Oh, and she was born one day shy of 38 weeks. My first was 5 lbs, 3 oz., second was 5 lbs., 7 oz.
So my question is, is it safe to have more kids in the future? The OB said I'd have to do a c-section, of course, but after both children needing an emergency c-section, I was wondering if it is safe.
Answer by Ati_13 at 11:45 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
Answer by Ati_13 at 11:47 PM on Jun. 16, 2011