My Hats Go Out To All Mothers

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Karen - June 28

Ok here I was thinking child birth nothing to fear millions of women do it every day so its not that bad well.....I just want to say that I went to first child birth class and I had to re take that frame of taught. We women are very extraordinary creatures. After watching videos of what some women went through I called my mother right away. I was like WOW. I think if my labour pass one hour I gonna ask the doc to cut me. I was planning to go all natural but I THINK NOT !!!!! Why cant men share the pain it should be 50/50. Its not fair. I told my bf I was gonna kill him for what he did to me. HA HA

 

E - June 28

Karen, having a c-section is not as bad as one might think. I was terrified of being cut and cried when they told me the news. Looking back, I feel so fortunate to have not had to push my baby through such a small ca___l. Also, a c is easier on the baby. I always feel sorry for the babies when you look at how mishapen their heads become after pa__sing through the ca___l. It has to be painful. Lastly, the plus to the c-section are the fabulous pain meds they give to you. Sure takes the edge off the hormones, postpartum. Suddenly, its like one big vacation. I didn't want to go home and have to fend for myself.

 

Karen - June 28

I share your taughts. The video on the c-section looked a lot easier than the v____al birth on both mother and baby. I will discuss that with my doc on my next visit.

 

Actually - June 28

Vaginal delivery is better for your baby, here's why: Vaginal delivery benefits - Protects baby from accidental prematurity - Protection from Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) - Release of cataecholamines resulting from compression of the fetal head during pushing which effects include a slowing of the fetal heart rate, increased blood flow to the heart and brain protecting fetus from less oxygen during contractions. - Stimulation of lungs, absorption of amniotic fluids so baby can breath at birth, avoiding wet lung syndrome. - Highly alert state which may help in mother-infant attachment at birth and consequently better b___stfeeding results.

 

C sectons scare me! - June 28

Have you read P's account of her C section? It sounded horrific! They were pulling and tugging and the baby didn't wanna come out. She was throwing up the whole time too and freaking out cos it was taking too long! I pray that I don't need one!

 

E - June 28

Actually, Actually, It depends on the circ_mstances of the birth. Caesarean is almost always safer/easier for the baby, which is why it is an option in the first place. A v____al delivery would have damaged, if not killed my baby.

 

But - June 28

I heard the opposite. I've been told that c sections are more risky that v____al.

 

Actually - June 28

I wasn't implying in every case that it should be done. All I did was state the benefits for v____al delivery. Whether or not it's possible depends on many varying circ_mstances. I'm glad that you're baby is ok, but I was unaware of any of your complications as you did not mention anything in your initial post. It was not meant to offend.

 

E - June 28

I have read it several times.

 

tiffani~edd 11/07/05 - June 28

There are extremes in either case. I've watched many episodes of A Baby Story (on TLC) and seen babies just slide on out of the birth ca___l with little discomfort to the mother. I've also had a friend of mine have 4th degree tears (the worse possible tear you can have) by giving birth v____ally. I personally have had 2 C Sections, and got through them just fine. A friend of the family had one and had many complications, as well as an infection that hospitalized her for 8 days. "P's" baby was probably stuck in the birth ca___l, which is why they had such a hard time getting the baby out. Babies get stuck in the birth ca___l during v____al births as well. There have been times when a doctor has had to break a babies collar bone to get it out of the birth ca___l during a v____al birth. What i'm trying to get across here is that you can get extermes from each end of the spectrum. Generally speaking, C Sections are no big deal, and neither is a v____al birth, but there are always exceptions. :o)

 

E - June 28

No offense taken:) We are both correct, to an extent.

 

But - June 28

I've read the opposite several times too.

 

But - June 28

Maybe I'm living in a parrallel universe where everything is the other way round?

 

E - June 28

Yes, but statistically, one is safer than the other. I read that it is the c-section, for the baby. Vaginal for the mom.

 

E - June 28

lol But:)

 

P - June 28

Hi again. :) My c-section was a planned one. I had to have because the baby was transverse breech where the baby lies sideways. Apparently that is the most difficult position to fish them out of and that's what caused all the problems. The nurse told me when they made the first inscision my daughter stuck her hand out and "waved" at them. I guess that was a "catch me if can" thing lol. The pushing and pulling are normal for c-section because they want to get the baby out as fast as possible. They know you can feel anything and are, therefore, NOT AT ALL gentle. i think my anxiety may have something to do with my doctor too. We didn't like her at all. We called her the "witch doctor". Getting information out of her was like pulling teeth. When she started the procedure, she didn't even come over and say hello or anything else for that matter. Overall, though the preocedure was scary, the rest was fine. I recovered faster than my sister who had a v____al birth and I had no labour pains!!

 

P - June 28

Hi again. :) My c-section was a planned one. I had to have because the baby was transverse breech where the baby lies sideways. Apparently that is the most difficult position to fish them out of and that's what caused all the problems. They also had to make a vertical inscision so any other babies I may have will have to be by c-section too. The nurse told me when they made the first inscision my daughter stuck her hand out and "waved" at them. I guess that was a "catch me if can" thing lol. I think the pushing and pulling are normal for c-section because they want to get the baby out as fast as possible. They know you can feel anything and are, therefore, NOT AT ALL gentle. I think my anxiety may have something to do with my doctor too. We didn't like her at all. We called her the "witch doctor". Getting information out of her was like pulling teeth. When she started the procedure, she didn't even come over and say hello or anything else for that matter. Overall, though the preocedure was scary, the rest was fine. I recovered faster than my sister who had a v____al birth and I had no labour pains!!

 

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