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How long before birth did you know you were getting a c-section? about 7 minutes
Was it planned or emergency? quite emergent 0 crash with general anesthesia
How soon after birth were you able to see/hold your baby? Mike took a pic of me holding Adam in the recovery room, but I don't remember that. The first time I remember seeing him and holding him was about 3 hours later...
How was your pain post-operation? awful
How was your recovery? hard, but no complications
Will you have another c-section for future births or are you hoping for a VBAC? I have had 1 VBAC already and planning second one.
Missing Our Angels gone too soon 6/5/10 & 2/19/14 Adam Michael 9/22/06 (c-section)~Nathan Joseph 9/4/08 (VBAC)~Lincoln Thomas 9/5/12 (VBAC)
How long before birth did you know you were getting a c-section?
About 10 minutes
Was it planned or emergency?
How soon after birth were you able to see/hold your baby?
Almost 2 hours
How was your pain post-operation?
Horrible. I have a hard time understanding why anyone would CHOOSE that kind of pain. But I have it on good authority from BTDT moms that it would not have been so bad if my uterus hadn't been put thru heck first. But I was completely dependent on ibuprofen and percocet for 2 weeks. In that first two weeks if I was late taking my meds, I would start shaking uncontrollably and vomit from the pain.
How was your recovery?
Really really slow and painful. I remember asking my midwife at my 6 week pp visit if I would ever just feel normal again.
Will you have another c-section for future births or are you hoping for a VBAC?
Hoping for a VBAC but would take a c/s any day of the week over an induction and/or augmentation. THAT I will never do again - no matter what the circumstances are.
My daughter is perfect, but her birth was not. If you or someone you love is struggling to cope with a traumatic childbirth experience, please visit http://www.solaceformothers.org/