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Old 07-25-2006, 05:53 PM   #11
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Re: Repeat C-section?

Yeah, I had no idea was a c-section was like before I had one. No one ever really explains all that to you. And "A Baby Story" make everything so sugar coated.

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Old 07-25-2006, 10:32 PM   #12
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Well I haven't had my repeat c-section yet, but it is comming up in less then 3 weeks (August 14th) for me the decision is still swaying but I know I would be extremly dissapointed if I tried for a VBAC and failed. I don't think I could handle the recovery and take care of a toddler. from what people have said who have had a repeat, the recovery is so much easier then having a c-section after many hours of labour, and with my history I am a good candidate for a repeat c-section.
But with all of that said, if our baby girl decided to come tomorrow I will try for a VBAC in hopes that she is smaller then my son was.

I think this is a hard decision to make and you just have to make the one you wont regret.
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:38 AM   #13
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I had a repeat c-sec this time and it was soooo much better than the first c-sec. It was nice being able to plan care for my other children and the recovery was at least 10 times easier than my first c. If vbac was an option I would have tried, but they are simply not allowed here.
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Re: Repeat C-section?

I had a c-section and then vaginal delivery with my second. The C-section was by far easier for me. I wanted a vaginal delivery with the second because I had heard the recovery time was less and I had a toddler to look after. Well, for me the recovery from the vaginal delivery was much more uncomfortable. I think that just like most other things, it depends upon what your exact circumstances are. Either way could be lovely, and either way could be a bad experience. You should make the decision based on your medical needs and your own feelings about it. Noone can really predict what will work for you.
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Old 07-31-2006, 07:31 AM   #15
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I'm beginning to think that a repeat c is the better option. Just because it's what I know. I know more what to expect. By doing a Vbac, I may end up with a c anyway. And w/vbac, there are probably a whole bunch of other things to heal, like an episiotomy. yuck. I think pain in the lower ab. would be easier to handle than pain from a healing episiotomy. And the later would be harder to keep clean and care for, just my thought. I've heard of women having to sit on donuts for 6 months post pardum because of that healing. Anyway, one more week to go until I finally get to see the dr. It seems like it take forever for them to want to see you.
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