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Old 12-14-2011, 07:38 AM   #39
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Re: *planned c-section* Help me make my birth plan!

Originally Posted by brendaRN View Post
This is a great thread! That youtube video was amazing!! I had a very traumatic experience with DS. I got stuck at 5cm dilated and the epidural wasn't working (tried twice). I kept feeling the urge to push and was retching and vomiting like crazy, I evenutally was begging for a c/s, anything to make this all stop. The only option was a c/s under general anesthetic. I was unconcious, intubated, DH couldn't come in....it was awful and bothered me for a long long time. I still feel a disconnect between the birth and my son. We decided to go for a repeat c/s because I have zero desire to every go through a trial of labour again. According to u/s, this kid is gonna have a big head like DS and I don't want to risk getting "stuck" again. I have some very clear ideas of what I'd like to happen, but I never really thought of making a "birth plan" because I figured everything would just go according to what the docs said. I'm a nurse, so I know the other side of things, but this is probably our last baby and I want to enjoy the experience as much as possible. I want DH to watch and take pics of as much as possible, I want DH to announce the gender and to cut the cord, if I can't stay with the baby, I want DH to never ever leave the baby's side and I want to breastfeed/skin-to-skin as soon as possible and for as long as possible. I'm so so hoping that this experience will give me better memories than with DS. I'm a bit worried that my section is scheduled a little bit too soon, but we had to go according to my OB's schedule.

Oh mama, we had very similar experience! Although my DH was with me in the OR (after getting stuck at 5cm after 36hrs laboring), I got really sick right after DS1 was born and they had to gas me because I was moving and throwing up so much. My c-section with DS2 was so different and my recovery was like night and day. I bet you'll have a great experience 2nd go around!
Katie - WOHM to two boys and wife to a third boy.
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