Such a big decision, however early on my OB and I decided that it would be best for me to schedule a c-section vs trying for a VBAC due to the many complications I had with labor last time, which ended up in an emergency c-section. So I decided trying for a VBAC just wasn’t worth it to me especially since the chances are slim. Nathalee shared her reasons for choosing C-Section over VBAC here and Jennifer is leaning towards a VBAC.
Part of me is totally bummed because I wanted to skip the six-week c-section recovery period (a very long time for me not to be able to pick up Reese) but I know this decision is in the best interest for me and this little peanut inside me. Although I guess he’s not a litte peanut anymore as I’m approaching seven months.
Anyway, since I have decided to have a planned c-section, instead of dreading the lenthy recovery period I’ve been focusing on the benefits of a planned c-section *if all goes according to plan and he doesn’t come early!
- No waiting around to go into labor wondering if today is the day!
- I’ve been able to enlist and schedule help from my Mom and in-laws during my four-day hospital stay and recovery period.
- I am not as worried about Reese since I will have family here beore, during and after.
- Finally, Nathalee shared her wonderful experience of a “family centered c-section,” where baby can be put on my chest immediately after he is pulled out as long as he cries.
My first c-section recovery was terrible. I ended up with a blood clot and and infection so the healing time was slow and painful. For those who have had c-section – when did you start to feel yourself healing? And for those with another child at home, how did you manage not being able to carry them?