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April 19th, 2010, 03:55 PM
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I was really saddened when the c/s grief board was taken down.

My first son was 2 days over due, and for no other reason than the doc though he was big was I induced. I had a violent reaction to the pitocin. my contractions started, they were 15-20 minutes long and I was only getting about a minute break in between.

The doctor didn't believe the monitor and tried to reinsert it 4 times.

After one hour on the pit Adam's heart rate bottomed out and recovered very slowly. I was told I would have a c/s. and less than 3 minutes later I was in the OR being prepped for a spinal.

His heart rate crashed again, and they made the decision that I would have general anesthesia.

The doctor looked at me, told me my DH couldn't be in the room. Told me to stop crying and relax. And then I woke up.

I was disoriented, in pain, unpregnant. I was showed the baby once while in the recovery room, but I don't remember it. I didn't get to see him until several hours later.

I found out later that my MIL got to see and hold my baby before I was even awake.

The whole thing was horrible and it still bring tears to my eyes to think about.
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April 22nd, 2010, 07:09 AM
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I think a lot of people don't understand that not all c-sections are good experiences. As scary as mine was, I'm glad I was awake for it. General anesthesia sucks!!
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April 24th, 2010, 09:15 AM
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I agree that it's difficult to find people who understand. I get soooooo tired of the insinuations that something is wrong with me or that I'm not a very good mother or my priorities are screwed up bc I have c/s grief.
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April 27th, 2010, 12:31 PM
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May 1st, 2010, 12:57 AM
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awww, that breaks my heart that you went through that.
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May 4th, 2010, 06:17 PM
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I had c-sections with both of mine and neither one went well. With Rachel they induced me for 12 hours and gave me stadol and I never progressed anyeven though my contractions were 3 minuites apart. They had me sign the papers for my surgery and the medicine in the spinal knocked me for a loop. I remember nothing from the first two weeks of rachel's life. And then when I went to have Jamie the dr.would only do a c-section on me ude to rachel's birth. The doctor who done my spinal for Jamie was the one who ruined this one for me.He tried for 40 muites to get the spinal in right and Kepthitting the spine. I wanted him to stop but he kept reminding me my hubby was on the other side of the door waiting to come see the baby be born. a year later I still have severe back pain there.

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I was really saddened when the c/s grief board was taken down.

My first son was 2 days over due, and for no other reason than the doc though he was big was I induced. I had a violent reaction to the pitocin. my contractions started, they were 15-20 minutes long and I was only getting about a minute break in between.

The doctor didn't believe the monitor and tried to reinsert it 4 times.

After one hour on the pit Adam's heart rate bottomed out and recovered very slowly. I was told I would have a c/s. and less than 3 minutes later I was in the OR being prepped for a spinal.

His heart rate crashed again, and they made the decision that I would have general anesthesia.

The doctor looked at me, told me my DH couldn't be in the room. Told me to stop crying and relax. And then I woke up.

I was disoriented, in pain, unpregnant. I was showed the baby once while in the recovery room, but I don't remember it. I didn't get to see him until several hours later.

I found out later that my MIL got to see and hold my baby before I was even awake.

The whole thing was horrible and it still bring tears to my eyes to think about.
It is scary and I am glad others can talk about their bad expirences.
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