• R
  • Austin, United States
  • a year 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..
  • C
  • IN, US
  • a month ago

Vaginal if you can. And dont stress about people being in there, kick them out! I only had my husband in the room with me. I didn't allow anyone on my room before or during because I knew I would be stressed

  • S
  • WA, US
  • 2 months ago

I wanted a vaginal birth. But my sons heart beat kept dropping during every contraction

  • A
  • AZ, US
  • 2 months ago

C-section is major surgery that will take longer to heal and Lee's bigger scars and if you don't feel comfortable having a vaginal birth with everybody in the room I'll just tell most them that you feel comfortable with them waiting people make it seem like C-section is nothing but it is you should definitely get informed on all the hazards and dangers with C-section before making a decision I definitely was 100% natural vaginal birth all the way and I wouldn't have had it any other way

  • C
  • Linlithgow, United Kingdom
  • 2 months ago

Unless you have complications and there is a good reason for a c-section, vaginal birth is ALWAYS safer for you and your baby. There are many complications to c-sections but people only talk about bad stories of vaginal births. I have had three lovely births and delivered many babies (I am a midwife). I would chose vaginal over c-section in a heartbeat. Home births are even better if that's an option (I had my little boy at home and it was an amazing experience and so relaxed!). Also bear in mind c-section is major surgery and recovering from it whilst looking after a baby is very tough (along with all the risks of infections and complications with anaesthetic...etc).

  • C
  • Toronto, Canada
  • 2 months ago

I had an emergency c section but wanted a Vaginal birth so badly but didn’t end up happening! I would honestly try the vaginal birth first I heard recovery time is way easier! For my c-section it takes about 6 weeks to recover and you can’t left anything heavier then your baby! But for me I was good within a week after the c section and was walking around and everything it was a very easy recovery for me!!! If and when I have a second I want to do a Vaginal birth! In all honesty sometimes what you plan doesn’t always happen!! Just have a open mind when it is time to give birth sometimes things happen like me when he breached last minute and his heart rate went up so high!

Hey mama! Read more on Peanut