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Old 06-13-2012, 07:27 PM   #25
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Re: VBAC questions - several

Originally Posted by Harmony96 View Post
Yeah it wasn't a resident who cut me, lol. They have to learn but they can do the cutting on the non-emergency sections. A resident dictated my op report though.

I "watched" what I could for the minute or so before I went under. Felt like there were 20 people in the operating room. I felt myself being "trimmed" lol, felt the catheter, took the mask off briefly to tell them that baby was head-down and I wanted a low incision (which they did) and a double-layer closure (which they did not do). But it was weird to have so much stuff done to me, by so many different people, so fast. Didn't seem like there would be enough room for all those people.

I wasn't even in any condition to help transfer myself from the hospital bed to the OR table. I'd lost too much blood and was super weak.

But anyway. I'm hoping that if I have to have another c-section in the future (and I'm hoping to NOT have one) that it's not an emergency. But having been through one before, I feel like I know what to ask for, for next time. It's a bigger picture than just the type of incision.

No, residents shouldn't be cutting in emergency c's. If it's a true life or death situation like that, the attending should be the one doing the c. My point was that residency is so rigorous so that when residents are attendings they can do c-sections in 3 minutes. A lot of people think residents work too hard, work too many hours, etc. but there's a method to the madness. You need to work that hard, do all of those hours, etc. so that when it's you who is responsible, you can make it happen.

ETA: Lots of women VBAC successfully with single layer closures. My closure was actually single layer (well, there was "one layer of running, interlocking sutures with interrupted sutures as needed for hemostasis"- which I took to meant single layer or 1.5 layer closure). I wouldn't be worried about your layer closure, personally. I"m sure you'll VBAC fine.
Holly, Mom to 5 boys.

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