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    Michelle KH is offline Registered User
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    Angie,

    Don't worried too much about the c-section operation. I had it for my son (I am also a first time mum) 6 months ago. As my blood pressure was on the high side, I have no chose but to have a planned c-section. I was actually glad that I did as Iain is a big boy, weight 10 lb 6 at birth. There is no way that I could have an natural birth.

    As for my recovery, I was up and walking the second day. Although the wound does hurt, but sitting up and moving around slowly as soon as you can does actually help you to recover more quickly (told by my Dr). I was fully recovered by the time I got my stitches out. My Dr actually told me if she didn't know me, she could not know that I just had a c-section. So, if this is what you want and what you are comfortable with, let no one change your discussion. Most important is that you are enjoying your every minute of your pregnancy.

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    Hello Michelle

    Thank you for the support, I am not sure why there is such a stigma attached to women who make the choice to have a ceaser. I have believed all my life in doing what feels right to me so that is how I am aproaching my pregnancy too, I wouldn't have it any other way. I know of many people who ,like you, have had wonderful experiences with a ceaser and highly recommend it. I think it basically is down to your attitude going into it, as with anything else in life. I just hope I can convince the doctors at the public hospital of the same thing.

    Good luck with your baby
    Angie

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    Hello Benjy

    Everyone of us is exposed to so many different experiences and people in our lives which influences the various choices which we make.

    I have personally had dealings with a few doctors who specialise in repairing women after natural child birth. These women spend their lives dealing with incontinence and various other complications. Of course if you are lucky and your birth is uneventful then great, but if it does go wrong there is nothing you can do about it and you are then placing yourself and your child in an unecassary emergency situation. I am also concerned after having seen the dangers that babies are exposed to during natural childbirth eg. stress due to long labours, problems from vacuum and forceps deliveries, umbilical chord complications etc. In MY opinion, because that is all it is, I would feel more comfortable avoiding these situations.

    But as I said before these really are just my feelings, it is really daunting with a first pregnancy with so many decisions and so many people giving advice. The best advice I have ever been given is to follow what I feel is right for me. I think as long as you inform yourself well on all the available choices you can make the best decision for your family.

    Good luck
    Angie

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    Hi there
    I have a slightly different experience--
    I chose to have a C-section for my baby at a private hospital last year. Labour and natural delivery has never appealed to me - and when I found out I was pregnant I knew I would have a C-section. As it turns out I ended having a medical reason for it (placenta praevia - a low lying placenta). The procedure went extremely smoothly (under epidural) and recovery was surprisingly easy - I was moving about pretty much as soon as I got back to my room and could turn over in bed and walk around without any problems at all. Of course there was some mild pain around the wound area but the pain killers they gave me worked fine. It was such a hassle free experience that I would have one should I get pregnant again and wouldn't mind recommending it. But as has already been said - do whatever you're comfortable with and enjoy the overwhelming experience of childbirth - be it natural or operative.

    Good luck

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    c-section questions

    HI , I was readin gthis site and found this discussion very interesting, I am curreently pregnant with my first (and second) pregnancy- twins. I am hoping I can deliver vaginally- does anyone klnow my chances? Also, if I end up having to have a c-section- how long until I am up and able to take care of my newborns? Also, I heard a c-section cuts through your tummy muscles and they will never be the same? Is this true??

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    Wow scary stuff - I sure as hell hope I never have a C-section (already pushed on out the standard way).

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    Hi Benjy

    I cannot access the second article as it is very blurred, do you perhaps have a better copy that you can e-mail to me? My e-mail is [email protected]. Thanks
    Angie

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