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Old 08-23-2012, 12:08 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Skatha89
As of right now, I'm 25 weeks pregnant with DS2 and he is breech. He was transverse but flipped the wrong way lol I know he has plenty of time to turn head down BUT I'm preparing for every option (vaginal breech isn't an option for me personally from issues with DS1's birth). I'm a planner and it relaxes me.

What's normal with c-sections? I literally know nothing of them! The last person in my family to have one was my mother 22 years ago, and I'm sure times have changed since than and I'm avoiding googling.

I plan on asking my OB about my hospitals C-Section procedures at my next appointment but I want to know how recovery generally is, what kind of things should I get to help ease recovery? What should I bring to the hospital that would differ from a vaginal birth? I know C-Section mama's are in the hospital longer, and milk takes longer to come in, as of right now I'm still nursing DS1, should I pump when I notice my milk change in case I have issues nursing DS2? I want to avoid supplementing with formula (nothing wrong with it, but personal choice).

I know this is a long post, and I'm sure I'll have more questions but I need to go get DS1 ready to go! TIA!
I have never heard "milk takes longer to come in".
I've had 2 C sections, and my milk came in exactly 72 hours after birth with my first and at 41 hours with my second.
Room in with baby & nurse on demand, and your milk should come in no problem. Bring a Boppy! It will be your best friend!! It's good for keeping pressure on the C-section scar when you try to get up.
Good luck!

ETA:
Ask your doctor to prescribe an abdominal binder; this will help give you support, and the bonus is it helps bring you back to pre-pregnancy size quickly.

I also had glue closures, and the scar is barely noticeable!! It also means no trip to have stitches or staples removed.

Plan on cooking a week or two of meals and put them in the freezer. If family/friends/anyone offers help, don't hesitate to take their help.. Ask from meals or help around the house (not to hold the baby, while YOU do these things).

Both of mine were breech babies too!

Last edited by HugeBabyBoy; 08-23-2012 at 12:15 AM.
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