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Thanks Joy! I try not to think of it as a bad experience because DD did arrive safely and she is completely healthy now so it was a successful birth. Just posting about it made me cry so it is clearly an unresolved trauma for me. I'm not really sure where or how to even start resolving it. I have thought about asking for the report to see exactly what happened but part of me wonders if maybe it will be scarier knowing than not knowing.
My Doctor told me she was going to get my records from DS' birth and then I don't think she did because she just ended up asking me "so what happened?" at the next appointment...was kind of disappointed because I really wanted to know if the other Doctor wrote it in the file or not. I know how you feel because as the time gets closer, the anxiety about it is growing whereas when I had DS, I didn't think about it at all, just went and did it fairly naively and assumed he would be born the old fashioned way (but with meds lol)...I will be sure to ask my Doctor what the plan is if this one gets stuck too and maybe it will help to have a plan at least...I'm sure we will be fine
Rhonda, you could always ask for the records for yourself from your birth. Maybe that will help you understand too what was happening?
Kary--no worries if baby is breech right now. We're only about halfway, plenty of time for baby to turn! Some babies don't turn till just a few days before delivery.
markswife--in my experience, medical records are pretty cut and dried, so even if the experience itself is traumatizing, the records will just state the facts, no drama, so it might not be as scary as you might think.