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 How do you feel about your scar honestly??

I was told I was full previa.  My placenta slightly moved with every passing day, so there was a chance I could deliver vaginally, but maybe not. So I spent some time looking at and touching my smooth flawless belly and trying to imagine a scar there. Then I tried to imagine getting cut, (I have never had any sort of surgery before) and what if my infant gets injured????

Then I got nervous as my date approached. I talked to my man and kids about it and they felt nervous as well but I assured them that it was a common procedure and Mommy will be ok, (even though I wasnt really sure myself).  Then I went in to deliver and they gave me the thumbs up for vaginal.  My water broke on Fri, but Katya didnt come out til Tue.  I was in full labor overnight and the next day I started bleeding a LOT. Placenta ripping from the wall, they gotta do a c-section NOW. 

Now everythings flying all over the place, hospital gowns, blue disposal towels, IV's, doctors (I had three, and they were AMAZING.  I couldnt thank them enough), nurses, wheelchair, I'm getting strapped down. I told them as I left the labor room to "Please clean up the blood, I cant have my people seeing all of that."  Found out later that they didnt and my Mom walked in saw the bloody bed, Nurse telling her I went in for an emergency C.  My man, Mom, and three kids. My sweet loving family = worried sick.

I'm lying there, no time for a short prayer, I'm thinking about My man, My mom, the three little loves, my unborn. Now theyre smashing a mask into my face telling me to go to sleep.

Fast forward:  I think I am completely fascinated with my scar.  It is sensitive sometimes, numb at times, itchy at times. But what really fascinates me is the fact that I was CUT OPEN.  I still cant get over it and they reached in and pulled out a most perfect tiny girl.  The scar is bikini line, barely there, when I touch it, it feels like theres a sturdy chord or wire across it. When I push it, my man and I both feel it.  What is that? Scar tissue? I dont know, I feel it but cant see it.  When he pours peroxide on it and rubs over and beneath it it feel SO good. Relaxing. 

I can see myself in my bikini next summer.  Showing it off.  I am proud of it.  It saved my daughters life. Special thanks to Dr. Wiggins and Young and Sharah, you guys ROCK!!!!!!



by on Oct. 26, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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by Platinum Member on Oct. 26, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Lol this exactly.

Quoting Candymonster:

I can't see it under my baby chunk ._. yeahhh
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by on Oct. 26, 2012 at 11:03 AM

I have a lot of scar tissue built up from all three c-sections. I hate it, it looks ugly, my body will never look the same again! BUT it's a constant reminder that i gave birth, and I could never regret that! 

by Bronze Member on Oct. 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM

 You sound like an awesome Mom...Legend is a Sweet name!! Dont be self conscious Mommy, Wear it like a badge...

Quoting ashleywright88:

I hate my scar. I had twins and my doctor said that they were both facing down and I could deliver both vaginally. Well when I pushed out baby A (Eli) his brother quit breathing and his heart stopped. She had to do an emergency c-section. He was high up so she had to cut me from a little about the belly button down. Its a gross scar in my opinion and I will probably never wear a bikini but I do have a bangin' 1950's style bathing suit that is too cute. And just so everyone knows my son Legend was fine. He was on oxygen for less than an hour. I am lucky to have had two babies that were healthy and though I am self conscious about my scar I would do it all over again.



by Anonymous 5 on Oct. 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Pssst it's spelled mommies. LOL!

Anyway my scar doesn't really bother me. My last C was 5 years ago and my scar has faded quite a bit.

by ☆Mrs.Winchester☆ on Oct. 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM

I dont think anything of it.

by Anonymous 6 on Oct. 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM

When my daughter was 2 we had some financially HARD times and I danced for a while. That was they only time my scar bothered me because it glowed in the black light at the club! I haven't danced in 2 years so it doesn't bother me at all anymore. I have to have another c section with this baby and I wonder how that scar will be? Where do they cut the second time? Will it be higher?

by on Oct. 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM
I hate mine. It's slightly uneven one side is a bit bigger ( I tore my incision walking down to the special nursery).
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by on Oct. 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I can still see mine a year and 3 months later and sometimes it'll get numb but other then that it doesn't really bother me. I feel like it's a trophy of my daughter's life. Whenever I look at it, I think about how it got there and it actually makes me happy!

by Cat on Oct. 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM
I barely notice mine!
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by Katie on Oct. 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM

It is pretty much invisible.

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