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June 17, 2019 / By Bruno Question:
i just found out today my baby weighs 7pounds 4 ounces.
i am going to have a c- section in 2 weeks..
this is my 4th baby but i have never had a c-section before.
the reason for this c- section now is because with my 1st he weigh 8.9 the doc cut me then i had a 4th degree tear and 3 units of blood in my body.. my doc now is trying not to have that happen by doing a c-section.
i dont have any info about it and would really like some.
i also plan on breastfeeding after the c-section need lots of info please i am scared.. thank you for the ones who respond .
Alann | 4 days ago
Having a c-section is a lot worse than any tare you'll ever have. And with it there are many, many risks.
I had a c-section (unplanned/emergency) almost 4 years ago and it was a very traumatic, emotional event in my life. I suffered with post partum depression for almost 3 years. I don't want the information to scare you, but I am not going to be one of those people who sit here and will say, "it is no big deal". Having major abdominal surgery for an otherwise healthy woman and healthy baby seems unnecessary. Here is what I know, and keep in mind I have been through the process. It is very important when trying to weigh ALL the facts that you not only research how safe a procedure is but how "unsafe" it is as well, ensuring that you are making the best decision and have read or heard both sides of the story...not just the more convenient side!
(I see people saying keep the baby with you and have someone stay the night...That is good advice however check with your hospitals policy...Because I was in a shared room my husband was not allowed to stay the night...and I was only allowed to have the baby with me during feedings or when I had a visitor(someone to help me lift the baby) becasue you aren't allowed to pick him or her up for a few days... Also you cannot eat until you pass gas! It took me 4 days... So I labored all day with no food and then went 4 more days cause I couldn't fart, know wonder my milk took forever to come in... Could you imagine running a marithon with no food afterward for 4-5 days!")
Below is from this site: http://www.naturalbirthandbabycare.com/v...
It is a major abdominal surgery. All cesareans involve a wound across the abdomen and the uterus. There is also risk of damage to organs around the uterus, including the possibility of nicking the bowel. Babies can also suffer accidental cuts from cesarean operations.
There is a higher risk of blot clots following a c-section than a vaginal birth. Hysterectomy is more common after cesarean. The risk of maternal death is higher.
The risk of uterine infection is much higher after a c-section than it is after a vaginal birth. There is usually a longer hospital stay for the mother, and she is at a higher risk of being re-admitted to the hospital later for complications.
The severity and length of pain after a cesarean is much greater than after a vaginal birth. You may feel more pain during a vaginal birth than you would during a cesarean. But shortly after birth most of that pain will be gone (unless you receive intervention such as episiotomy). Pain from cesarean surgery continues on into the early weeks and for some women, months.
Risks for Baby
As was already mentioned, there is a risk of cuts on the body of your baby from cesarean surgery. Babies born by c-section are much more likely to have respiratory problems than babies born by vaginal birth. They are also at much higher risk for developing asthma later in life.
Babies who are born by cesarean section may have a harder time breastfeeding. The first nursing session is almost always delayed and it may be harder for the mother and baby to establish the breastfeeding relationship. This is not an insurmountable problem - however the risk of a baby not being breastfed is much higher for cesarean section than for vaginal birth.
Risks for Future Pregnancies
Women who have cesareans suffer from more infertility than women who have vaginal births. This infertility is related directly to the physical effects of the surgery. Women who had c-sections are also less likely to want to become pregnant again.
The risks for ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, placenta previa, placenta accreta, and placental abruption are all higher for women who’ve had cesarean surgery. These conditions can endanger the life of both mother and baby.
Future babies are more at risk for preterm birth and have an increased risk of stillbirth. It is also possible that they may be at risk for more malformations or more nervous system damage while growing in a scarred uterus.
It is true that a cesarean section can leave you with complex emotions. You may feel angry or you may feel like a failure. You may feel both.
You're more likely to develop postpartum depression. Women who have negative birth experiences can even develop post traumatic stress disorder. A cesarean section increases the risk of a negative birth experience.
Women who have a c-section can face reduced self-esteem and can have more trouble functioning socially. It's a major surgery that can have long-lasting consequences.
Below is from this site: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art4...
The latest study (from France) says that a woman is at THREE TIMES the risk of dying during a c-section as opposed to a vaginal birth.
The following excerpts are from this site:
"Cesarean section and hospital birth is not doing for women and their newborns what doctors and hospitals claim it is! "
"Kitzinger states that the more interventions a woman experiences, the more likely she is to be depressed, with C-sections obviously carrying the greatest risk of depression..."
"A California study showed a maternal death rate 2-3 times greater from C-section. Korte and Scaer state that obstetricians admit a maternal death rate four to six times higher with cesareans (162), and add that many believe the rate is higher, giving 1 in 1,000 as the true odds of death for a c-section mother (163). You should also be aware that death is not the only complication caused by cesareans; mothers commonly experience infection after a section. Infertility problems, organ damage, and paralysis from anesthesia complications are rare but possible risks. The pain at the incision site is no picnic either. "
Below is from this site:
Cesarean Section - Risks and Complications
Cesarean section is considered relatively safe. It does, however, pose a higher risk of some maternal complications than does a vaginal delivery. If you have a cesarean section, expect a longer recovery time than you would have after a vaginal delivery.
Serious complications within 60 days of vaginal and cesarean births (per 1,000 women) Medical complication requiring rehospitalization
After vaginal delivery After cesarean section
Hemorrhage, heavy blood loss
Genital or urinary complications
Heart or lung (cardiopulmonary) complications
Blood clot (thromboembolism)
Lydon-Rochelle M, et al. (2000). Association between method of delivery and maternal rehospitalization. JAMA, 283(18): 2411–2416. Adapted with permission from the American Medical Association.
Other cesarean risks include:
Nausea, vomiting, and severe headache after the delivery (related to anesthesia and the abdominal procedure).
Infection of the incision.
Infant injury during the delivery.
Infant lung immaturity, if the due date has been miscalculated.
Maternal death (very rare). The risk of death for women who have a planned cesarean delivery is very low (about 6 in 100,000). For emergency cesarean deliveries, the rate is higher, though still very rare (about 18 in 100,000).1
While most women recover from both cesarean and vaginal births without complications, it takes more time and special care to heal from cesarean section, which is a major surgery. Women who have a cesarean section without complications spend about 3 days in the hospital, compared with about 2 days for women who deliver vaginally. Full recovery after a cesarean delivery takes 4 to 6 weeks; full recovery after a vaginal delivery takes about 1 to 2 weeks.
Long-term risks of cesarean section
Women who have a uterine cesarean scar have slightly increased long-term risks. These risks, which increase further with each additional cesarean delivery, include:2
Breaking open of the incision scar during a later pregnancy or labor (uterine rupture). For more information, see the topic Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
Placenta previa, the growth of the placenta low in the uterus, blocking the cervix.
Placenta accreta, placenta increta, placenta percreta (least to most severe), the growth of the placenta deeper into the uterine wall than normal, which can lead to severe bleeding after childbirth, sometimes requiring a hysterectomy.
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I just feel that unless delivering vaginally will pose a serious health risk to you or your child, the risks of Cesarean far outweigh the benefits. I just don't want to see others go through what I went through unnecessarily!
PS. Breastfeeding, while not impossible after cesarean can be more trying, especially if you have to separated from your child for a signifcant period of time. They gave my son a bottle without my consent,which caused nipple confusion, and he never latched right afterward. My nipples blead for almost 3 weeks, and I had to stop feeding him...
I had an emergency c-section with my daughter almost 15 years ago. I was so scared of it, but afterward I found that it wasnt as bad as I had originally thought. I was sore and it hurt to straighten when I stood, but eventually that went away and I was fine. There is a chance that you'll end up with the "flap", where that part of skin above the incision will fold over the scar, but it doesnt happen to everyone. You'll be able to breastfeed with no trouble at all. Just remember to clean the incision 3 times a day and use Neosporin on it or else it could get infected.
I had both of my beautiful boys by c-section. The first was an emergency c-section, the second was planned. It is not too bad. It takes a little longer to heal of course but as long as it is a planned c-section the healing is fairly fast. They will more than likely give you a spinal block, much like an epideral, just a little stronger. You dont feel anything and it only takes like 10 minutes for them to do everything!! Which is awesome considering I was in labor for like 18 hours with my first son, 10 minutes was GREAT!! As for breastfeeding, you can still do it...I did with my second son. Do not be scared, it will go perfectly...and then you will have that beautiful scar to show to your perfect and healthy baby!!
it's really not as scary as one would think, i had an emergency c-section (my blood pressure was quite high)they took me in, gave me the epidural and something else for my BP and then it dropped a little too much so as i was on the table i started throwing up (not very pleasant) they say the epidural makes you go completely numb but, when they pulled my son out i felt it, not pain but i just felt pressure it was a tad weird but, like i said not painful! but, before i knew it, my little boy was here!also, i was so groggy afterward, it was about 3 hours before i got to hold him and there are some other kinda gross things that happen too like passing the blood clots (yes, from down there) and then they let you get up after a little while to walk and stuff and it was about a 3 day stay at the hospital. i also breast fed afterward it wasn't that bad i just had to hold him in an awkward way b/c they say not to put too much pressure on your stomach b/c of the incision, you will be out of order for about 6 weeks you cant do any heavy lifting or work out and you're left quite sore too, the scarring isn't bad either mine is practically gone (it's been 3 years) if i have anymore children i would gladly have another b/c my cousin had 2 nine pounders and she gave birth naturally, and she had an episiotomy both times. ouch! webmd is a good scource of info and also americanbaby.com about the breast feeding thing. i hope all goes well! and congrats on you new little one!
You will be able to fill everything just as if you are having it naturally. They take you in there and put a sheet infront of your face so you really can't see anything that is going on. You can hear everything but can't really see anything. it will take about a half an hour or so and then you will have your little bundle of joy. They handed my baby to the person that was in the room with me first and then I got to hold him. Afterwards they will let you out of bed after a day I believe. I couldn't really sit up to well and couldn't really lift my legs to well. It is because of the muscles being torn and after the first day it will still hurt to get up and about but you will. I would suggest having someone stay the night with you the first night if you plan on keeping the baby in the room wiht you. I couldn't have made it without my mom at night. I was unable to hear the baby because of all the pain med's that I was on. It will knock you out because all we are aloud to take is tylenol and it is alot stronger. You will be advised not to drive right away or walk up and down stairs and to take it easy. Other than that good luck and congrats