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June 18th, 2011, 12:56 PM
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As someone who was 100% set on doing hypnobabies/natural birthing, I thought my story may put others more at ease if they were in a similar situation.....

I gave birth to our darling baby boy last Tuesday via csection. Monday morning DH and I went in for a non-stress test and ended up being kept for observation due to my increasingly high blood pressure. After being hooked up to a magnesium sulfate IV (yucky stuff!).... blood pressure cuff... fetal monitors.... etc etc from noon Monday to midnight, DH and I started to question what would be the best route to go in terms of birthing plans.

The mag sulfate knocked me so far into la la land, I knew I would not be able to safely and effectively concentrate enough for hypnobabies paired with no sleep. At this point I just really wanted to talk with my doc about his recommendations. Around 3am he came in from the OR and said we could go one of two ways: induce with pitocin but need to concurrently run lots of bp lowering meds or go with a csection. I asked how safe the induction would be for the baby and the likelihood of it being successful. The answer was what I had begun to suspect: we could try but most likely would have an emergency csec due to blood pressure issues. DH and I opted to for a more scheduled approach and agreed to a c section at noon Tuesday.

I was terrifed of surgery but had an amazing team of docs, nurses and staff the entire way through. I still don't know who but someone had me in a big bear hug while I got the spinal and my doc talked us through the whole thing. As soon as I was set and ready, DH could come in and I held his hand while they began. All my fears and worries were forgotten as soon as I heard the perfect little cry of our baby. The first night was pretty ouchy in terms of recovery but I got up and out of bed first thing the next morning and that helped tremendously! A healthy baby boy was the result of our choice and I would not have done it any other way retrospectively!
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June 18th, 2011, 08:05 PM
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It is so refreshing to hear stories like this. I had three sections. All were unplanned. The last two were definitely emergency. Even with the crazy stuff going on in my last two, I don't regret the c/s experience at all.
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June 19th, 2011, 02:13 AM
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I had a similar story and I never regretted the C section because I was in danger and so was my daughter(pre e caused emergency C section). I too was terrified and even more so with my baby boy I just recently delivered. I still never regretted having the surgery because there wasn't much choice and I did what was necessary.

Glad you had a safe and mostly happy delivery!
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June 19th, 2011, 09:11 PM
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I'm glad your experience was pleasant. I think so many time we are often 'clouded' by the bad experiences. I had an emergency c/s with my first, and had such a great experience....emergency and all, that I opted for a repeat with our 2nd daughter.

Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy! Enjoy him!
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June 23rd, 2011, 06:47 PM
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Congratulations!! So glad you had a great experience!
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