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This is an interesting article on the CURRENT C-SECTION EPIDEMIC.

I am far more frightened of a c-section than of pain from birth.

7 comments:

Ms. Booty Homemaker said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! While C sections are certainly overdone and something to be wary of, they are also life saving as mine was in the birth of my son, and my sister's was, in the birth of her first daughter. I DID end up with an infected incision and a long recovery period; I can still (15 months later) get twingy in the area. But I am grateful for my C section, as in anotehr era, both my son and I would likely have expired.

All that said, I wish for you (and for me next time) a non invasive healthy birth.

katie allison granju said...

Absolutely. I know c-sections save lives every day. If I end up needing one, really needing one, I'll be grateful and have total acceptance.

I just don't want to set myself up for one in any way.

ErinOrtlund said...

If you can have a homebirth, that should help. My first c-section was due to breech position, as my hospital in Scotland did not allow vaginal breech births. My second next month here in Canada will be because my hospital is not safely set up for VBAC.

I wish I could have birthed normally, but I didn't find the csection traumatic. I had very little pain at all, even though it did make breastfeeding harder to establish.

Paige said...

C-sections are scary. I've had 2. The recovery wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The first one was an emergency c-section and the second was planned. Honestly I think I handled the emergency one better. I was extremely nervous during the second. Almost 2 years after my second one I still have occasional twinges in the incision area. I'm also very protective of it still especially when the kids are playing.

I hope you don't have to have one, but if you do just know that they aren't as hard to recover from as you would think. Good luck and congratulations on your pgcy.

Anonymous said...

The national VBAC rate, which peaked at 28 percent in the late ’90s, has dropped to about 10 percent.
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This is an amazing statistic. When I had my son by VBAC in 1997, I found solid support from the midwife, the medical practice, and the insurance company. From what I've heard from other women now having children, this is no longer the case.

Linda said...

When we watched the c-section video in our childbirth class, I thought I was going to pass out! Heck no would I ever opt for that...

Then I had an emergency c-section and was surprised out how quickly I healed. 4 days in the hospital didn't hurt, either! :)

Anonymous said...

the VBAC rate is going down because they are discovering that they are not as risk free as once thought. Personally I would MUCH rather do whatever is safest for my baby than take a chance just to get some "birth experience. "Birth experiences" are overrated. If you get a healthy mom and healthy baby out of the ordeal then as far as I'm concerned it was a "great birth experience". As births go, mine were pretty uneventful, short, and probably no where near as painful as many (I had little kids and they came out fast). Nonetheless...they were still two of the most hellish events of my life. I love to pieces the kids that came out of them though. I dont relive my "birth experiences". Thats not whats important. My kids are whats important.