Quoting NisaSimone:Hello ladies, I am new to this site and happy to stumble upon this board. I am a first time expecting mom. I have decided or atleast deciding to have a c-section. The thing is, I found out I have herpes and am asymptomatic (no visual signs or symptoms) and although the Dr. told me he could put me on Valtrex I feel how will that help my baby avoid the risk since I am asymptomatic. I am TERRIFIED to have this c-section done but I'm worried that if I don't then that will put my son at a greater risk. I don't know what to do. Time is ticking, he's scheduled to be born on June 15 but you ladies no how labor works meaning he could wanna come before then!! I feel like I'm running out of time. I've purchased books on c-sections and researched on the internet but this healing process and the scarring it what scares the crap out of me. I have to be honest with you all, had I known that I contracted this disease and pleas believe me when I say that I was tested but obviously not tested for the right blood tests before, I would not have gone through this pregnancy. I plan on NOT having anymore schildren in the future. I do realize that there are people who do have this disease and lead happy lives and have children it's just not one that I would choose had I know earlier on. I even have a friend that has this disease and has 3 children and had all 3 c-sections but just reading everyone's stories, everyone's situation differs b/c every women's bodies differ. I just need some advice on this!!!
My name is Julie and I just joined this group. I am 38 and I have had 2c-sections. My first pregnancy was fairly normal. But after being in labor for 14 hours, my doc told me the baby was in distress and they wanted to do an emergency c-section. I was exhausted and terrified, but relieved when my son came out screaming (and a very healthy 10lbs 6oz). The recovery was rough - couldn't sleep for the first couple of days and very sore. Didn't really feel like my "old self" till about 6 weeks later.The hospitals in my area don't allow VBACs, so I had no choice for my second pregnancy (which was 3 years after the first one). I must say that it was a lot easier the second time around because I was prepared and had the opportunity to plan for it. My recovery was a breeze and the overall experience was so much better than the first time.If anyone out there would like to talk or has a question, I would love to hear from you!
Quoting jisuns:Hi my name is Ji Sun and I had a c section because after being induced and then pushing for what seemed like forever, my doctor suggested a c section. my baby hadn't past my pelvic bone and the doctor was worried that he was facing the wrong way. it turned out he was right. my baby was 9 pounds 9 ounces and 22 inches long. i call him little giant :Pi do feel strang still and it's been almost 5 months now since my c section. my body still likes to remind me that part of me was cut open. sorry for sounding graphic, but the c section wasn't planned so i wasn't prepared for it. didn't read up on it really. didn't felt like i needed to. so my recovery has been slow and painful...i think i'm still recovering in a way.
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