Thank you and I’m glad everything turned out ok for you. I was just worried because everyone tell me that boys weigh more and I’m afraid that he will be a big baby. I’m hoping that I can push him out. I just wanted to hear different stories just in case, because you never know what could happen or go wrong. I guess I’m just nervous now that I have 6weeks left.
Just to let you know , you can’t choose to have a c section. A doctor will only do it if it’s life threatening to mommy or baby to go vaginally. I have a friend 80 pounds soaking wet and she delivered vag with no complications. So the whole if you’re really tiny thing doesn’t always work. Usually it has to do with having a tiny pelvic bone. And I have seen large women with tiny pelvic bones. Or preclamsia, or a herpes out break ect… Anyways….I vote vag. Unless you have someone to wait on you and the baby 24/7 for a month
I think when you have a rushed or emergency c-section your recovery is a lot tougher. I didn’t go into labor on my own, my water broke and they induced me. From the point of induction to pushing I was laying flat on my back the whole time. My son never descended and when I tried to push his heart rate declined. After the third time I pushed his heart rate wouldn’t come back up so they quickly did a c-section. My recovery was horrible and I thought that I had a high pain tolerance. It hurt to laugh, sneeze, cry, or move any way but extremely slowly. After a c-section you’re only supposed to do one flight of stairs a day and you’re not supposed to drive or lift anything heavier than your baby for 6 weeks! I am hoping and praying my next birth will be a v-bac (vaginal after c-section). My son had a lot of trouble breastfeeding and I hated that I didn’t get to hold him right after he was born. The doctor actually yelled at me when I tried to kiss him because I moved and she was sewing me back up. It was a nightmare. I also couldn’t nurse him normally because of the c-section scar. Once you go with a c-section it is more difficult to be able to have a vaginal birth. Once you have a vaginal birth though it just makes the next one easier. If you plan on having more than one I would definitely at least try to go vaginally! Worst comes to worst and they do a c-section, there’s no harm in trying I think.
Vaginal, hands down no questions asked! Why put yourself through recovering from major surgery if you don’t have to! I delivered Maddy vaginally and got tons of stitches and I’m still saying this…..recovery was still by far easier than having surgery! And like Tammy said, usually it’s not something you get to choose anyway…unless there is a good medical reason or your a star in Hollywood you’re stuck with a vaginal delivery anyway…which is the way it should be.
I have done both, and I would take a vaginal birth over the c-section any day!. My first was the section, and my second a VBAC. I was up and moving quickly after both, but was more sore with surgery. Breastfeeding was soooooo had with my son (I think it’s because we did not get to try right away), and with my daughter it’s tons better. I also felt more of a instant connection to my DD right after I pushed her out, it took a few weeks for that feeling with my son.
i have had both a natural birth and a c section and i tell you what i will never ever want another c section again, i had it by emergency so everything was rushed but i couldnt move for at least 5-6 hours afterwards i was on 3 drips, i was swollen, i was stitched up, i had pads on my legs, i had a catheter, i had a blood pressure machine that took it every 5 minutes for 3 hours and because of the epidural i couldnt even reach over and hold my baby i couldnt get up to change him or feed him the midwife had to come in every half an hour to feed him for me and check him because i couldnt move and when i did move it was agony and i had problems after wards i do not recomend a c section but the doctor had to have the baby out within 5 minutes so mine was rushed as hell but i had a natural birth with my first son and it was so much easier to recover from i had a shower an hour after giving birth and i was able to do so much more there are so many more risks involved with a c section than a natural birth im lucky that my doctor wants me to have a vbac delivery he offered me the c section again if i want i just said no straight away in my experience i hated that c section i loved the natural birth but everybodys different it sort of depends on the situation aswell and what possition the baby is in aswell at the time but i go with the natural birth any time and am so happy that i can have a vaginal delivery with number 3 im so so happy right now lol good luck to you and remember the decision is completly up to you what ever you feel happy with dont let our stories scare you or put you off out of your decision xxxxxxxxx
I think there are more risks involved with c section and whilst a c-section birth will be quicker and pain free, the recovery is much much longer than a vaginal birth. So I would endure labour pains and be healthy after birth – in being able to pick your baby and move around without thinking you will upset the stitches.
It depends on what you mean by easier. I had a c-section with my first and a VBAC with my second. The c-section was “easy” while they were doing it but took a very long time for me to recover from. There are also all kinds of possible awful things that can happen during or after a c-section like infections and needing blood transfusions,luckily I did not have any problems. I would still get sharp pains at my incision site a year later if I moved the wrong way.
The vaginal birth was a lot of pain while actually giving birth. Yes I was soar for about a week after but it was more like a muscle being soar than feeling like recovering from major surgery. If I have another child I will definitely be trying for another VBAC before I would let them get me anywhere near the operating room.
Ive only had a vaginal delivery(induced) and with it being induced yes sure i had a lot of pain for like max 3 hours and gone was it all,and im tiny too,one stitch.I never needed a pain pill.Btw one out of a million woman have lil pain after a c section.I say vaginal and believe me the pain is bad but not near as bad as when the live in ur legs come back after being cut open:-)
I cannot comment on a c-section other than what I have heard but this will hopefully be my 3rd natural delivery. I would also wonder why you would want to undergo surgery if its not necessary? If you are worried about the pain you can have an epidural to take care of that. For recovery and bonding I would say (again from what others have said about c-sections) that natural birth is by far more beneficial. Also, if you think about it, would you rather push your baby into the world bit by bit or have baby yanked out? I would only have a c-section if it was absolutely necessary
NOTHING beats natural delivery no matter what! Surgery SUCKS and who the heck wants to be “recovering” when you have a brand new baby! I have come close to sections with both deliverys and avoided them like the plague, and won! Doc like to rush into them in my opinion.
Vaginally for sure. C section is easier to begin with like amk said, but you are worked up about the spinal, or being put under and your facing a major surgery. Its not stress free either. I was shitting bricks before both of mine, lol. But I would agree its probably better than the contractions. However afterward is terrible. I took a long time to heal, felt awful and didnt feel normal for up to a year afterwards. I also got an infection in my incision and tore open my wound trying to help my toddler after he fell.
UM DEFINATELY VAGINALLY!! My first was vaginally and the three after were csections(due to placental aburptons, yes all THREE) It is harder to breastfeed(in my experience) walk, cough, sneeze, PEE after a cesection, with my last csection my wound ripped OPEN!! Sorry for TMI but, just wanna tell ya I would take vaginal over c section any day and I had my vaginal with an epideral that didn’t work at ALL EEKK, but totally 100% better pain wise.
I think we are all going to say it is easier the way we did it. So if we delivered vaginally we will see vagninally, if we had a c sectoin we will say that way. So for me beacuse I have only had vaginal deliveries i would say Vaginal. I cant stand the thought of someone cutting into my stomach and then having to worry about incision later. At least vaginally it heals so fast and cant be seen and I dont think would be as much as a nuissance. You can still function and pick things up normally so with a csection i think you have to be careful depending on how well you heal and all that jazz!!!!
I say vaginally but thats the only way i have done it my only suggestion is if you plan on epi get it as soon as they offer some women think they can tuff it out they wait too long and regret it.With my last i Was berally contracting but i was 3 cm dilated so they offered and i happily accepted it was virtually a pain free birth hoping im that lucky again cause my son was a diffrent story.Good luck!!!
i had 2 csections with absolutly nno complications and no problems with scaring. you can’t even tell i had them! recovery is only as hard as you make it. i was up and walking within a few hours. after my second came home to a toddler and life went right back to normal (besides adding a newborn…lol)
I think it depends. If you are a tiny woman and have a chance of a big baby I think c-section would be better I have 2 friends that needed a lot of stichs down there. A c-section is not that bad but I would not be afraid to try naturally. I think if you are planning to breast feed that you milk comes in better with natural. It isn’ that bad of a recovory with a c-section the worst is the first 2 weeks I seemed to heal faster with my second on I am not sure if it is because I was in labor so long with the first or if the person that did my second did a much better job.