hello!! im Rocio.
I have two crazy boys. I had both of them by csections. my first on was 4 yrs ago i had a csaection because i did not dialate more than a two and my second was in 2009 and it was a repeat csec and alot easier than the first! hope to get to knw some of u mommas!!
Hi my name is Jordan and I have 2 beautiful kids, girl and boy, and have had 2 c-sections. The first my doc was getting antsy because my DD had not dropped yet and getting close to Christmas, it wasn't even my due date yet, and kind of convinced me induction would be the way to go. She was an old family friend so I trusted her and I was induced 2 days after due date. I had 11 1/2 hrs of labor and then a c-section. I only got to a 4 and was having terrible labor, refused meds, and when they stopped the pitocin my contractions kept getting worse. They wouldn't let me get out of bed during labor and I just don't feel good about the whole thing. My DD is 4 1/2 and I still think I should have waited longer. My DS was another C because I had already had one. I mentioned VBAC once to my doc, but it didn't really come up again. We are now about to start ttc #3 and I am oh so nervous about another C. I actually had more probs with spinals than I did the surgery. Both times they had issues figuring out where exactly to stick the needle and poking nerves. I healed quickly, out of hospital after 2 days, with each. Sorry this is so long.
Quoting cali4niachef:Quoting Tiggerjen:I have 3 children, a 4 year old son delivered vaginally and 18 month old twin daughters, delivered by c-section. I had pre-eclamcia and toxemia which caused me to have the c-section. I would actually prefer to have a c-section the next time I give birth. It seemed easier on the babies and on me (other than the pain) not sure if you know this, thought you might want to.....(check out the article post in this group for more information)With one prior uterine scar, the risk of a uterine rupture is 1 in 500, compared to 1 in 10,000 for a woman without a cesarean scar. Each additional cesarean increases that risk. Postoperative complications include risk of injury to other organs (2 percent), hemorrhage (1 to 6 percent of women will need a blood transfusion), blood clots in the legs (0.06 to 2 percent), pulmonary embolism (0.01 to 2 percent), infection (up to 50 times higher), and complications from anesthesia. A woman is four times as likely to have a placenta previa (low-lying placenta) in her next pregnancy, putting her at risk for miscarriage, bleeding during pregnancy and labor, placental abruption, and premature delivery. One birth by cesarean puts a mother at 10 times the risk for placenta accreta (placenta grows into or through the uterus), for which women often require a hysterectomy to stop the hemorrhaging. The incidence of placenta accreta has increased tenfold in the last 50 years.7 A US study found that mothers are four times more likely to die from a cesarean unrelated to health problems, compared with women who have vaginal births.8Dangers for the Baby: Healthy babies born by cesarean are more likely to have breathing problems and to need admission to intensive-care units. The odds of developing persistent pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening complication, are higher. Mothers who give birth by cesarean are more likely to have difficulty with establishing and maintaining breastfeeding.13 Breastfeeding, which offers optimal long-term health benefits for mothers and their children, is more likely to be compromised with a cesarean birth.14
Quoting Tiggerjen:I have 3 children, a 4 year old son delivered vaginally and 18 month old twin daughters, delivered by c-section. I had pre-eclamcia and toxemia which caused me to have the c-section. I would actually prefer to have a c-section the next time I give birth. It seemed easier on the babies and on me (other than the pain)
A US study found that mothers are four times more likely to die from a cesarean unrelated to health problems, compared with women who have vaginal births.8
Dangers for the Baby: Healthy babies born by cesarean are more likely to have breathing problems and to need admission to intensive-care units. The odds of developing persistent pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening complication, are higher. Mothers who give birth by cesarean are more likely to have difficulty with establishing and maintaining breastfeeding.13 Breastfeeding, which offers optimal long-term health benefits for mothers and their children, is more likely to be compromised with a cesarean birth.14
Read this hun!! Let me tell you its actually really hard to find a hospital that will do VBACs anymore. i know where I live no one does them within a hour drive. So I will be doing another c-section when I have more kids.
Hi everyone, My name is Lauren. I have had 1 C-section with my son who was born May23,2011!! He was a planned c-section. I had my c-section and the very next day I was up and out of my bed!! LOL. I healed very well and when I went in for my 6 week check, the Dr and nurse were so happy and surprised at how well I was healing, the nurse said she almost couldnt see it!! My experience was pretty great and I plan on having another c-section with baby #2!! :O)
Well howdy y'all. I had my son Mar. 13th, 2010. By the time I was 34 weeks my OB said, EJ It's lookin like we may need to do a c-section on ya. Ya see, I had gestational diabeteas and my son was no turning. He was Frank Breech and he had a 15 inch round head. I am 5 feet 6 100lbs give or take (more at the time cu I was pregnant), what I am gettin at is I am no big person. Anyway, they was hoping my boy would turn but due to the GDM he grewmvery large and had no room in me to turn. I went into pre term labor at 36 weeks and he was measuring aprox. 7lbs 14oz, but the nurses were worried he'd have lung problems bein a week prior to full-term and the fact that my son was still in breech position. Guess they thought he'd turn, ha ha! so anyway's, they shot me full of drugs to stop contracting and it worked.Then exactly 2 weeks later on the EXACT DAY! The exact day mind you, that I became 38 weeks pregnant I went into labor again. At the hospital they checked me out and said my boy was coming fast. They also checked his position on ultrasound. No Go! My boy was commin out butt first so they prepped me for a C-section. I must admit. After the initial terror of goin in an opperating room and seeing that giant needle they put in your back to numb ya from the boobs down, I was totally out of it. I doid cry tears of joy when I heard my sin cry for the first time and my husband rushing back to my side shouting "He is hugh! 8lbs and 3oz! He is so big for bein 2 weeks early. After that I entered a drug induced haze, that is until the nurse told me my boy had low blood sugar from bein inside me where I was full of sugar cuz the Diabetes. They took em too me to feed. I was in pain from just havin my gust tore out and shoved back in and the nurse forgot my morphine drip (b*tch!). Lucky I was able to feed him enough to where his blood sugare roise to noirmal, but they had him spend the night in the NICU just in case. After that night I was able to pee on my own and walk and hold my son. Thinking back to all my friends labor stories, I am kinda glad I had me a C-section. Call me crazy, but I dunno. I like that my Vjay-jay isn't streatched out and I didn't have to suffer 17 plus hours contractions. Oh well tho. That's just me. Whatever floats your boat is cool. Oh and btw, I am not having a VBAC with my second.
Hello there, my name is Meghan and I will be having my third (and final) c-section in November.
I was in labor for 21+ hrs with my first daughter. My water broke before we even went to the hospital. I had severe back pain all throughout the labor and I did not progress past 4cm.
After the surgery they told me I had the hips for birthing a 6lb baby. We do not have 6lb babies in my family. I opted for a c-section with my second daughter, rather than suffering through a pointless labor again. Good choice because she was 8lbs 6oz, bigger than my first. I never felt like I was "missing out" on having my baby the 'normal' way, because that way would have killed me. I am grateful to live in a time where this procedure is possible.
Hi my name is Tamara. I've had 5 c-sections. The first was an emergency, necessary to save my baby. The second was a tried VBAC that resulted in a c-section after a swelling cervix and being at 7 centimeters for 4 hours. The rest were planned.
We will be having our 6th baby via c section in Jan. Just looking for friendly support and like minded moms.
My name is Genell. I have a 5 y/o daughter that had to be c/s because she was breech for a long time & wouldn't turn. I had 3 or 4 cyst the size of small grapefruit on & around my uterus that limited her movement.
My husband & I are ttc now. My c/s was scheduled but not pre-planned. Vaginal birth scares me! The only issue I had w/my c/s was that I'm a fidgety person & didn't know that once I recv'd the spinal I wouldn't even be able to turn my head or my shoulders. I panicked & hyperventilated, Lol! They told me my chest would fel like I had an elephant sitting on it & it did. They told me it would fade away after the delivery & it did.
I just don't know anything about VBAC's or repeat c/s. We only started ttc a few days ago so I figure I've got plenty of time to get information & figure things out.
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