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    Quote Originally Posted by Counting Days View Post
    when will the c/section stop being looked as second best
    does it really matter how you baby got here as long as it is alive and healthy



    elective for me next time, and glad to one have one scar
    It's not about c/s being 2nd best, I just hated the whole experience. I hated having my baby taken away from me and having everyone in my family hold my baby before I got to. Not to mention the 6 weeks of pain after and a highly unhelpful DH so I had to do everything whilst in serious pain.

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    I have 2 scars from 2 c/s's. When I had my second c/s they told me they had to cut in a different are due to my old scar moving slightly. So I have 2 beautiful scars. (well you can hardly see them now!)

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    for my next elective I am thinking about hiring a private midwife if baby can not stay in recovery with me
    I think health insurance covers this, if not finding a hospital that has a midwife for the baby

    sorry your DH was not very helpful Leonie, I was not in a lot of pain afterwards hope next one also goes well (if we ever get pregnant)

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    Pegs quote :

    Im so nervous about the whole idea of having a 4th baby knowing it will be another c-s.
    You've done amazingly!!! Does your womb feel any different for this pregnancy?? Can you feel the scar??

    When are you due? I wish you all the best.


    Yes you do push out more with each pregnancy and I have to admit I can feel adhesions sometimes like little tugs...the other thing Ive noticed is that the scar area makes it harder to feel the fundal height so I freak myself out that I cant fell the uterus, but Im only 14 weeks (Due 22 October but will be rpt c section 36 weeks due to increased risk of uterine tear). I certainly didnt plan this one, thought it was early menopause!!!

    The C section doesnt worry me after the last...they put intrathecal morphine in my spine and as soon as the spinal wore off I could get straight up and walk around like nothing had happened...seriously I couldnt believe I had been operated on 8 hours earlier!!!...my other 3 CSs I remember stooping for at least a couple of days! This also meant I could go see the baby in the NICU without waiting for a nurse to wheel me there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljan View Post
    Yes you do push out more with each pregnancy and I have to admit I can feel adhesions sometimes like little tugs...the other thing Ive noticed is that the scar area makes it harder to feel the fundal height so I freak myself out that I cant fell the uterus, but Im only 14 weeks (Due 22 October but will be rpt c section 36 weeks due to increased risk of uterine tear). I certainly didnt plan this one, thought it was early menopause!!!

    The C section doesnt worry me after the last...they put intrathecal morphine in my spine and as soon as the spinal wore off I could get straight up and walk around like nothing had happened...seriously I couldnt believe I had been operated on 8 hours earlier!!!...my other 3 CSs I remember stooping for at least a couple of days! This also meant I could go see the baby in the NICU without waiting for a nurse to wheel me there!
    did your Dr decide on the 36 wk delivery...and what implication will that have for bub? will she/he need to stay in hosp for a few weeks???

    Also is the Morphine in the spine a usual pain relief? I wasnt given morphine for any of my c-s.

    Sorry for all the q's

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    Hi Girls

    My baby stayed with me in recovery I was feeding her in recovery... I didnt know that it was not normally the case. I hope its the same with this one. why dont they let the baby stay with you?

    ljan - I am finding it seems to be feeling really tight around where the scar is like that skin obviously cant stretch like the rest I am 16 wks now and have popped out #4 baby I guess, is that normal and does it get uncomfortable the further along you go??

    Another question I am curious about will they do a tubal ligation at the same time as they do a c/s? 4 is definately enough for me at 40 I have well and truly done my bit for the population.

    Peg the only morphine I had is apparently they gave me suppositories before thy took my cathater (sp?) out, I commented to the nurse that I had expected to be in more pain she said give it time wait till the morphine wears off. I hadn't even realised I had it, it was great though I jumped outta bed and had a shower etc while I could still move freely.

    Lets hope we all have safe arrivals with minimum pain if thats possible....good luck everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peg View Post
    did your Dr decide on the 36 wk delivery...and what implication will that have for bub? will she/he need to stay in hosp for a few weeks???

    Also is the Morphine in the spine a usual pain relief? I wasnt given morphine for any of my c-s.

    Sorry for all the q's
    Hey Peg

    The Dr decided that 36 weeks would be best. He is a high risk specialist, so I tend to listen to him on these things! To tell the truth I would be stoked to make 36 weeks! Last one was a 31 weeker who stopped growing properly at 20 weeks, so this one is being heavily monitored. I guess pending how close to 26 weeks I get they may check fetal lung maturity. My 3rd was a 35 weeker and she came home with me at 3days...mind you she was 2.8kg, so I think it depends on bub.

    About the spinal, I had never heard of it before, and when I got to the OT and up on the table the Anaesthetist told me that he would pop pain relief in the spine at the same time...I know it was called intrathecal morphine. I had morphine after each other C section but only IV. You might wish to ask your Dr about it, as if you havent had morphine before they may be reluctant to first time it in the spine. I have to say it was so good, and I have asked other friends since who have had C sections and they didnt have it....I will be urging it with this one, as you become mobile quicker and can stand upright, limiting the muscle and back pain after surgery.

    I just read that some people get itching and vomiting with it,but I didnt experience either ( in fact was ravenous and ate 2 hours after being back on the ward!)

    Anyone out there who has experience with intrathecal morphine????

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