Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-03-2012, 03:39 AM   #31
eahcapemay's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 2,242
Re: My mom had C-Section, will I have one too?

Originally Posted by maecuddlez View Post
I honestly think about use no drug for a couple day. I feel like what if my labor is just easier when compare to another people. I wanna go over my birth plan again. I will need to talk to my hub about it. I know he will always support me but I still need to think over it.

I feel like everyone keep telling about epidural that why I wanna go with it. I don't know it still looks scary to put something in my spine tho. Ugh.. I really don't know what to do.

Maybe I shud go with the flow. Haha.
Unless I knew someone was natural birth friendly I didn't even bother telling them I wasn't planning on getting an epi. I hate the way people try to scare new mothers. Yes, giving birth sucks. But so do many things in life that you don't get a baby out of. People told me I couldn't give birth with out drugs, that I would quit using cloth diapers after a month, that I'd give up breast feeding the moment ds got teeth. You know what? They were all wrong. Don't let 'em scare you.

That said- if YOU want an epi then you should get one. You don't have to go in to the hospital and have one right away. You can feel it out and then decide.


My phone is smart, I am not. All spelling errors are my own.
eahcapemay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 02:48 AM   #32
maecuddlez's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Okinawa, Japan (AP address)
Posts: 292
My Mood:
So just the update. I had my baby with emergency c-section. It's not about my pelvic or anything. It's about the baby heart rate dropped and risk for both of us.

He's healthy and born with 6 lbs and 54 oz.
Mae Cory (06/03/11)
little Zachary was born on June 19, 2012.
maecuddlez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 12:14 PM   #33
babylove921's Avatar
Registered Users
Formerly: mrsdrums1
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 33617
Posts: 3,954
My Mood:
Originally Posted by songbird516

I'm not anti-epidural, but the attitude of "take whatever they offer whenever" is not always the best idea, especially if you don't have care providers who are very pro-vaginal birth. A woman who has an epidural is often limited to bed (can make labor longer), and also the epidural comes with lots of potential complications like making your blood pressure go down (not good for baby or mom) or causing a fever which leads to antibiotics...etc. Also, a baby that is posterior may need mom to get out of bed or into other positions that are much more difficult to do with an epidural. Not impossible, but difficult, and many times nurses/doctors won't tell mom "your baby is in an unfavorable position". Instead they say "your pelvis is too small", which is really often not the case.
Epidurals can be great, but if you go into labor afraid of a long labor and afraid of the are setting yourself up for all kinds of interventions and complications. It's best to avoid the epidural, or to get it after you've already progressed quite a bit in your labor, and to be an active participant and decision-maker.
And honestly, you never know what your labor will be like, so don't freak yourself out unnecessarily. Do everything you can to make it as easy as possible (eat a good diet with lots of vitamin D, exercise, avoid an induction, etc), and then when the time comes, take it one contraction at a time and see what happens and how you feel about it.
So true. I haven't had any c sections but my 1st birth I was given the Epidural at only 3cm at 5am. I didn't have him until 5:15pm. I couldn't move, had to have a cathetor(yuck). The epidural failed by 1 hour later. No one offered me anything else. Pretty much just made to deal with it. (I have scoleosis, makes epidural hard to place)
It was an awful birth.
2nd baby- I walked into the hospital at 4cm. The pain was still pretty managable. I walked the halls for an hour or so. Came back to the room at a 5, and 100% with a bulging bag of water. Decided to get the epidural. I was checked right after it was placed and was 6cm, bag broke. Literally an hour or so later baby boy was born.
I know that 1 hour of walking made all the difference.
Megan, wife to Jason. Mommy to Asher, 2, Levi, 1 and Rebekah coming September 10.
babylove921 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.