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July 3rd, 2012, 07:57 AM
hope71012 hope71012 is offline
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I would opt to at least TRY vaginal. The doctor can be off by weight. Iv'e heard a lot of doctors say "oh this is a 9-ish pound baby" only to have an average 7-ish pound baby.

c-section is major surgery, so for me, if I can avoid it so be it. I'd rather personally heal from a tear or whatnot "down there." I can't compare a tear/episotomy to a c-section, but it didn't interfere with my ability to care for DD. I was up and moving around quickly. Stitches dissolved within a week and had more issues due to them dissolving (itchy feeling) then the first few days PP. I would think that a c-section incision would take longer to heal and because of the ab muscles it would be more difficult to "bounce back." With 4 others at home, I would certainly opt to try to deliver vaginally even if it meant the possibility of a c-section due to the baby's size.
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