08-27-2013 11:46 PM
Does anyone else already know they're having a c-section? I had a c-section with my second child so the doctors office that I go to requires me to have one with this child too. I'll also be getting it a week before my due date because I have type 2 diabetes. I already came through one c-section fine but it still scares me because there are always risks with any surgery and I already have two kids that need their mommy so I'm pretty nervous about this one. Just wondering if anyone else knew this early about having a c-section.
08-28-2013 12:53 PM
I had a c-section with my first child 14+ years ago. My first ultrasound is today but my first prenatal appointment is not until 9/16. C-section vs. VBAC is on my list of questions for my Doc. I'm hoping that a VBAC is possible but of course I want to do what is safest for me and baby. I just don't look forward to the post c-section pain. Once I find out, I'll repost.
08-28-2013 01:12 PM - edited 08-28-2013 01:14 PM
With my first child I labored for 23 hours and then had an emergency c-section. Therefore, I was a scheduled c-section with my 2nd child. The 2nd c-section was so much easier as far as recovery. I was shocked. I think it was probably because I hadn't labored so hard for so long and my body wasn't as worn out and didn't have as many pain meds in it. I still needed help with my 4 year old son in the first week I was home with baby but I was up and about pretty quick the 2nd time.
08-29-2013 07:23 AM
Well, first ultrasound went great. I'm 6 weeks and 2 days along with a new due date of April 22. Baby's heart is beating perfectly. I was able to talk to my doctor and she said that since it's been so many years since my first c-section I shouldn't have to have another one. That was great news for me - I will remain hopeful.
08-30-2013 08:07 AM
April 22 is my birthday, it's a great day lol. Congrats on everything being good. It's good that you don't have to have another c-section. A planned c-section goes a lot quicker than being in labor but the recovery time is so much longer and harder with a c-section. I'm really not looking forward to that part.
08-30-2013 08:11 AM
Thanks! Another good thing about a c-section is you can have the baby a week early and plan the day you want to have the baby. My son's birthday is April 19 so if I don't have to have a c-section hopefully the baby is born on any other day. He already said he doesn't want to share a birthday, lol.
09-11-2013 03:22 PM