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C-section Mom's. What's it like?

Anonymous
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My baby is breech and it's looking like a c-section if he doesn't turn. For those of you who have had a c-section, khan is the procedure like? What happens during one from start to finish?
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 12, 2014 at 6:09 PM
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redjet242
by Member on Apr. 12, 2014 at 6:21 PM
For my second which was a scheduled csection because of pre-eclampsia I went in and sat on the operating table, they gave me a spinal block which numbed everything from the chest down and they laid me back and brought DH in. My arms were strapped down and a curtain was up between my belly and head. The dr started cutting and all I felt was pressure and tugging. Not painful but at moments it was uncomfortable. Then she held up my son and showed him to me. The pediatrician had to take him to work on him( he had lung issues) but normally they would clean him up and give them to daddy to sit beside you. Then they stitched me back up and wheeled me out.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 12, 2014 at 6:22 PM
I had to scrub from shoulders down. They walked me to the surgery room gave me morphine and o2. This part is blurry BC I had a bad reaction but cut me open took out ds and sewed me up. I was wheeled back to my room and I had to have o2 for 12 hours , not normal. Also had itching from the morphine, I was told that can happen for 24 hours after. Good luck!
Lazerbeam9911
by Member on Apr. 12, 2014 at 6:23 PM
Bump. My baby is breech too but there is still time for her to turn around
oryxx31
by Silver Member on Apr. 12, 2014 at 6:25 PM

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.

oryxx31
by Silver Member on Apr. 12, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Also I was not given morphine, my doc used fentanyl. Less loopiness.

Mom-to-2kids
by Ruby Member on Apr. 12, 2014 at 6:27 PM
I've had 2, and I've assisted during them :) experience on both sides! They give you a spinal, then once you are numb they clean your belly area. Put a clear drape over your belly that sticks, and pulls one up across your face. If you can lay still they won't strap you down. I was shaking from the spinal so I had to be. Then they will typically pinch you without you knowing to make sure you can't feel. Then they cut, and for a first toys pretty quick from cut to baby out. You won't feel anything but pressure. Then you are closed up and off to recovery...
Boo.
by Silver Member on Apr. 12, 2014 at 6:28 PM
I got sick towards the end and vomited and felt like I was losing consciousness. I seriously thought I was dying, but that was just from the drugs and getting sick.
MomNCombatBoots
by Bronze Member on Apr. 12, 2014 at 6:29 PM

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

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 12, 2014 at 6:31 PM
Do they require you to have anything other than the spinal block? I don't want to be fuzzy about the first moments with my son at all.

Quoting oryxx31:

Also I was not given morphine, my doc used fentanyl. Less loopiness.

xredstarsx
by Gold Member on Apr. 12, 2014 at 6:31 PM
Have you thought about going to a chiropractor to help turn the baby? It worked for me and helped my aches and pains as well. I ended up with a c section anyway but he wasn't breech anymore.
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