It is not nearly as scary as I expected. Prep for surgery, this awesome person with magical potions called an anesthesiologist shows up, you feel a weird heaviness/tugging and they lift a baby up over this blue drape. I was very happy with it despite a slightly longer recovery, which I'm told is not so bad if you dont spend 30 hours in labor first.
Also I was not given morphine, my doc used fentanyl. Less loopiness.
same situation with my pregnancy with my daughter. found out a couple weeks prior that she was breech. they said if she didn't turn then they'd be doing a c section. they said they could try to turn her, but if the placenta separated during that attempt, they would have to go in and take her out immediately. so i told them to leave her alone. if she turns okay. if not, oh well, so i have to have a c section. in the end, she didn't turn, i had a c-section, she was healthy, and life went on :-) at the beginning of the c-section, they will prep you and give you a spinal injection to numb you from the chest down. they will finish their prep and make sure you are numb and good to go. my docs explained everything they were doing and that i'd feel some pulling but no pain. mine went well, no problems. when my meds wore off, it was painful though. painful sitting up. painful laughing. we were in the hospital for 3 days (standard at the base hospital here). just remember, the end goal is a healthy baby (and momma). that's what i got :-) 5 years later, there's a scar (duh). but since i have no desire to do a career in porn or take up stripping, then no biggie. and yes, you can get your abs back. promise! if you don't believe me i will post a pic. you know what, i'll do it anyway, since most people don't believe me
Quoting oryxx31: Also I was not given morphine, my doc used fentanyl. Less loopiness.
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