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With my son I had an emergency csection, I saw him for two mins then he was off to the nursery for 4 hours. Looking back I would of liked things to be different. This time around I'm more prepared for the csection and what I'd like to happen.
1. I'd like to breastfeed before they take baby to the nursery for observation, is this possible?
2. I'd like her cord to not be clamped or cut until it stops pulsing, is this possible?
3. I don't want my hands tied down like I'm a crazy person, is this possible?
4. I'd like baby to come to recovery with me, is this possible?
5. What exactly do they do for 4 hours after baby is born? I feel this is a long time to wait to see your baby.
this will be my first baby here in the USA, so i'm not speaking from experience but more from the point of view of an experienced, 2 c-section mom! The doctor told me that baby does come to the recovery area with me... perhaps your baby was under observation last time? It sounds unusual to be away from mom for so long, and i would think if you specify that barring any problems, you want baby with you... they have to comply....
I don't think you have a lot of choice about the cord... with surgery, i think they have a certain amount of time to get baby out of the way and with the nurses, and then they have to get the placenta etc out before the uterus starts contracting too much. I asked my doc this very same thing and she said that whilst she wasn't usually in any great hurry to clamp off the cord, she didn't leave the moms open for several minutes watching it either...
I DEFINITELY don't want my hands tied down... i forgot to ask my doc, but i simply will not let them do this. If they do it will be with my resistance and refusal, documented if need be. I've had this surgery twice before, and i certainly never flailed my arms around like a looney
Baby to recovery... as i said, i think thats definitely possible.
On a sidenote, i'm also refusing the antibiotic eye squidge they put into babys eyes... baby isnt coming through the birth canal, and i certainly dont have std's, so theres absolutely no need to expose her to antibiotics from the moment she's born. Also refusing Hep B till she's older and sturdier.
Just because we are having a c-section, it shouldnt mean our right to choices should be taken away from us!
Hope you get all the details to your birth experience that you'd like!
Thanks for your response. I need to talk with my doctor at my next appointment about all this... the problem is that I have 3 doctors in the practice so I dont know what one will do and then the other wont... so I could ask what Dr A would do but I might get Dr B or C to do the surgery. So annoying! We also will be refusing hep b, vit k, and the eye ointment.
I've had 1 emergency classical c (outside hip to hip cut. On uterus up and down cut) and 2 traverse c's (hip to hip cut on both skin and uterus.) My daughter was born at 29 weeks gestation. There is a huge difference between emergencies and regular c-sections (yes, even repeat c's.) You have a lot more options, you know what to expect pain wise (and for me, my second c was so much easier them the first.) Talk to your doctor about your concerns, but most likely, unless you have another emergency c, the second time around is a lot easier!
GL HUN! Message me with any questions if you want to.
Btw, we are ttc our 4th which will be a repeat c
Hi! I just had my 4th c-section 3 weeks ago. Every experience was a little different. My hands were not tied down for any of the sections. They did have them out to the side but I was able to move. I was able to nurse this little one about an hour after he was born in the recovery room. I would definitley talk to your OB about that. As long as you or the baby is complication free I dont' see why you would not be able to see her right away.
As for the cord, I have no experience with that but it is worth mentioning to your OB.
Good luck! I hope things work out the way you want them to,
my first was emergency that i wasnt even awake for as the spinal wouldnt work. my second was elective planned in advance and was much more comfortable and i loved that i was awake
1. I'd like to breastfeed before they take baby to the nursery for observation, is this possible? i made it clear as did my husband who stayed with the baby when she left for observation no formula and i was going to breastfeed so they brought her to me immediately in recovery as she had low blood sugar(as did my son when he was born)
2. I'd like her cord to not be clamped or cut until it stops pulsing, is this possible?i have no idea, ive never done that
3. I don't want my hands tied down like I'm a crazy person, is this possible?i would guess so but i just had them do it. i understood they had procedures and there must be a reason and as i wasnt awake for the previous one i didnt know how i would react. turned out ot be best in my case as my natural reaction was to try and sit up when i was feeling sick
4. I'd like baby to come to recovery with me, is this possible?they brought my daughter in to feed then took her out to test her again. honestly i was so groggy from the meds(i asked them to give me) that i just wanted to rest awhile
5. What exactly do they do for 4 hours after baby is born? I feel this is a long time to wait to see your baby.i didnt wait nearly 4 hours, after she fed i slept for about an hour then we went to my room and she came in. since hubby was in there we kept her in the room with us
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