Re: Advice for calming down during a CS?
I had a traumatic first c-section as well. My OB knew that I had a lot of anxiety so he prescribed anti-anxiety meds beforehand. (I had preterm labor and was on bedrest and calling him daily flipping out) I also told the anesthesiologist. I don't think he gave me anything beforehand with either of the next two c-sections but was prepared to do so if needed.
What really helped me was counting. I would count in my head to 10 or 20 and then would start again. I would just keep doing it as long as I needed to.
Mama to two little men - A (10.05) and S (10.09) and new sweet baby girl - C (8.11)