Have any of you had one? After 12 hours of labor with DD1, the doctors decided it would be better to take me in for a c-section because labor wasn't advancing anymore and my lil girl just was not having this whole being born thing. After they gave more anesthesia through my epi line, I was pretty out of it. Literally all I remember from her birth is laying there, getting my arms strapped down, and hearing her cry for about 10 seconds. The rest of it is a blur of just white and red colors like a dream in my memory. I remember waking up knowing she was out of me and just thinking "I'm a mom now" even though I hadn't even seen her yet (apparently I was so out of it, I missed the part where they showed her to me). They finished stapling me up and I spent essentially the whole next day in a recovery room (she was born just before 1AM).
Anyway, I didn't really think about what type of c-section I'd had until I was home taking care of it 5 days later. That's really when I realized that I didn't have a normal, modern cesarian. Nope, I don't have a "normal" little bikini cut scar like other people in my family. My scar goes from right under my belly button down to the top of my pubic hair. I didn't even realize they were still being performed. I didn't really think my life or my baby's life were in such danger that the doctors would cut the outside one way and my uterus another.
I was just wondering if any of you have had a classical c-section and what your experiences were. I've yet to meet anyone and am usually just stared at like a freak when other moms are talking about their operations and scars. For DD2 I opted to have them just cut over my original scar as a sort of corrective thing and had a much better experience. The med student that took my staples out after that one was hilarious to me. She apologized after every staple and kept talking about how she'd never seen someone with this type of scar and so many staples (I think I had ~21 that time). Poor girl.