• R
  • Austin, United States
  • 3 months ago

C-Section or Vaginal Birth?

Here I am.. pregnant with my first baby.. supposed to be filling out my birth plan to discuss with my doctor in the next week BUT I am stuck between whether or not I should schedule a C-section to avoid strenuous labor hours or endure the emotional marathon of vaginal birth with my family in the same room? I have been told several times that a C-section is without a doubt the safest way to deliver a baby, considering its a more controlled environment.. but I really wanted to have that instant moment of skin to skin with a vaginal birth! Wondering if any other Mama has any experience with this same dilemma..
  • T
  • La Mesa, United States
  • 3 days ago

Vaginal birth is usually easier. But whatever you do, don’t let them use forceps or a vacuum! I had a forceps birth and the doctor tore through my muscles. I’m 5 months postpartum and I’m still badly injured and basically bedridden. No forceps! Tell them to turn off the epidural and pitocin instead. Your body knows what it’s doing.

  • R
  • Audubon, United States
  • 6 days ago

Vaginal! Depending on the birth the recovery is easier!

  • A
  • Canton, United States
  • 8 days ago

I had an unplanned c section and I was so upset after it.. I didn’t get to experience what I wanted to.. I’m happy my son is here and safe but at the same time I didn’t get to hold him first, my husband couldn’t cut his cord and I don’t remember seeing him for the first time at all which makes me sad.

  • M
  • Brownsville, USA
  • 9 days ago

What doctors don't seem to mention is that when you do a c-section and if you get pregnant again before your child is 2 then you get stuck having another c-section. And by then if there is soo much scarring or other problems you can only carry so many times. My doctor told me i can probably only have 1 more child.

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  • A
  • Cincinnati, United States
  • 11 days ago

I had a great and easy pregnancy, I tried a non-medicated vaginal birth...labored for 30 hrs ad had an emergency c section... Next time I'm going straight for the c section for sure 😂 but I would never choose one for the first time. I'm lucky, recovery was (is) pretty easy for me. I'm 5weeks pp and feeling great. The first 2 weeks are hard.. Specially the first couple days. It reeeeally hurts and couldn't do anything. It's a major surgery.

  • A
  • Cincinnati, United States
  • 11 days ago

She was sunny side up, so we tried different positions to turn her and while she turned, she got tangled in the cord. So when I was ready to push her out her heart rate dropped.

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