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Having my first baby! Vaginal or C-Section? **ETA**

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ETA:***I DO NOT WANT to have an elective c-section. I'm planning on vaginal. I'm simply CURIOUS about others experiences***

Hey ladies :) 

Alright, so I'm having my first baby, (BOY!) due May 1st. I had my 35 week sonogram today, and met with my Doc. Long story short, she's giving me the option of having either a natural childbirth OR an elective c-section. I've been planning to go natural this whole time, but I'm curious about c-sections.

Have you had an elective c-section?

Would you?


Lilypie Pregnancy tickers

by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:41 AM
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Redwoods_Mama
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Oh no, totally go for the abdominal surgery with a higher risk of mortality.  Totes.

I think your doctor is a moneygrubbing idiot. 

rebecca.n
by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Yup. This. Felt GREAT afterwards.


Quoting mnivis01:

I had vaginal. No tearing. I was up walking around and feeling normal just a few hours later.



countrybaby89
by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:48 AM

I wouldn't do a c section unless I had to.... I've had 2 and bother were horrible

yo.momma.
by Silver Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:48 AM

i wouldn't do it for my first time or any time period if you dont have to...i say try for your natural/vaginal birth

o.O....
by Cara on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:48 AM
Why would anyone elect to have a c section?
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KristenFowles
by Ruby Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:48 AM
Oh, another thing with the c sections.. When my last was 9 months old I chose to have my tubes tied. You'd be AMAZED at the amount of internal adhesions. Another thing you could avoid by trying to go naturally.
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Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:49 AM
I had an emergency c/s although it wasn't actually as bad as people make you think it is I would do vaginally next time.
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Devious333
by Ruby Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:49 AM
Go for vaginal. Cesareans are still major surgery, it takes much longer to heal, they are very painful...avoid getting one as much as possible. Definitely research!
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sissyboogs
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Ok. 

My opinion is that the baby should stay in as long as he/she needs to (unless of course there is a medical issue that makes induction/c-section necessary). 

And, I don't see any reason to put your body through the trauma of surgery unless it's necessary. You'll heal quicker from a vaginal delivery and there's less risk of complications. 

Quoting kdloves.:

I'm just curious, really. 

Quoting sissyboogs:

What are your reasons for considering an elective c-section? 

Personally, I would never want a c-section. With my first pregnancy, I was told I would have to have a c-section, and it scared the shit out of me. Thankfully, I was able to deliver both of my kids vaginally. 



doodasmomma
by Anita on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:50 AM
Vaginal. My first was a c section, my second a vaginal. I barely wanted to move the day after my first, recovery was miserable and painful. With my second I was up within 3 hours of having her.
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