From the last post ( sorry, I copied and now forgot who said this. I'm bad at quoting from last threads)
Posted Friday at 10:38 AM
C-sections are far from a walk in the park. Every woman I know who had both vaginal births and C-sections would choose v-births (excluding any complications) hands down. It’s tough enough caring for a newborn without having to cope with recuperation from major abdominal surgery at the same time. And then there’s the fun of being restricted from climbing stairs when your laundry room is most likely in the basement.
This is true! I had two and, ouchie! There's a mental element to it as well. You know your guts were just taken out and put back in. This makes many feel that they could spill out at any moment!
I don't wish anything horrible to happen to Birthy. However, you just don't really know what to expect the first time, especially. I took Bradley Method classes and was convinced I could push that baby out no problemo. I was made for this! My hips were not small, I got this! Ahhhh, sweet summer child I was.
My contractions never really let up. I never did get that break. My water broke and there was a ton of meconium. Off to hospital I go. I thought ( due to the non stop pain) that the baby just may come in the car. Nope, I was only 3 cm. Baby was in distress. Emergency c-section it was. I was sofucking relieved!!!!! Suddenly, it all seemed so vaginal. It hit me what was about to happen and I was terrified! Which, DUH! I was pretty delusional about the whole thing. I didn't want a home birth but I wanted to labor at home as long as possible. With candles, music and some hippie shit happening. HA! You just have to be open to possibilities is my experience. A birth plan is great, but, it may never happen. Important to realize that.