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Postby Cayman4 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:25 am

Fir those of you that have had a repeat c-section, was it easier for you to recover from then when you had an unplanned one? I'm having a RCS on Friday since my little girl has decided she doesn't want to come out vaginally. I've had no progression in weeks so I'm scheduled to be at the hospital at 6 AM Friday for an 8 AM surgery.

I'm very nervous and worried about being in the same pain again even though the first time I pushed for almost two hours and my son never descended. I would love to hear others experiences.
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Postby zohbeeeee » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:43 am

I have had two scheduled csections. Recovery on both was a breeze. I have heard that a scheduled cs is a completely different experience than an emergency one. The doctors can take their time and the atmosphere is very laid back. I also got to see my babies right away and hold them.
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Postby Cayman4 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:28 pm

Thank you for the reply. I'm so excited and very nervous for this tomorrow. And it would be so nice to hold her right away.
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Postby zohbeeeee » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:50 pm

Update when you can on how it goes. I wish you all the best. Also, have you done a csection birth plan? It helped my doctor understand exactly what I wanted. It made the experience so much better. I asked to have a mirror positioned so I could see them pull baby out. I also asked if they could drop the curtain after baby was out so I could see her in all her birthing glory. They held her on my chest for a few seconds on just the other side of the screen.

Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery.
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Postby Lala » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:59 pm

Wishing you a speedy recovery as well. :D

It's a whole new world between emergency and repeat. I've had 1 emergency and 2 repeats. I hope your second time around is a better experience.

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Postby Cayman4 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:05 am

Thank you ladies! My c-section went well and much better than with DS. It was a lot more relaxed and I told my OB I didn't want to know what he was doing. So the whole time the anesthiologist and his nurse joked with me and took my mind off of it. I remember everything which I didn't with DS since they sedated me after he came out because I was a yelling mess.

And recovery has been much better so far (knock on wood). I stayed in bed for about 24 hours and since then have been up and moving and standing straight right away. I even stayed with the baby last night by myself and was able to continuously get up and take care of her. The only pain med I've taken has been a strong regular Tylenol. I'm really sore and have cramps but when laying down or standing straight have minimal pain.

And the best news, I get to go home today a whole day early, only two nights in the hospital. I just have to make sure DD is ok to go home too.
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Postby zohbeeeee » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:06 pm

That is great news! Wow only tylenol? I was totally taking advantage of the pain meds for my second cs. :).

Congrats on your baby too.
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Postby Cayman4 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:16 am

Thank you! Even with the rough time I had with DS I only took Tylenol then too. I'm very sensitive to meds so a pain med knocks me out or makes me very loopy. And Motrin makes me really have bad GI problems. I'd rather deal with some pain and be able to function.
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