• 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..
  • D
  • ENG, GB
  • 20 days ago

Yea do ur own research but i barely had any pain and I would definatly have a c section again. Pain for Labour has put me off natural for life

  • A
  • AZ, US
  • 21 days ago

I don’t know whoever told you that that’s the safest but I will definitely do your own research because I did everything I found says that C-section is major surgery with possible complications in a long cover a process and I would not recommend it unless it’s medically advised and neither would any doctor that’s worth his salt so I definitely wouldn’t just add a default to a C-section without doing some research and critical thinking

  • A
  • ENG, GB
  • 7 days ago

Every method has their own risks, im going to have a c section, i was recommended this because im suffering from high levels of anxiety, so bad that i have had panic attacks. When they proposed going for a c section i felt slightly better. But it is up to me, im doing it because i cannot bare anymore uncertainty from the pregnancy process. It is for my mental wellbeing. Even if i were totally normal, i would consider c section as well, but perhaps would go for natural birth or epidural. It is a very personal decision you have to do what is good for you as a mum therefore it will be for your baby.

  • D
  • ENG, GB
  • 21 days ago

I had a vaginal birth with my daughter never again worst pain ever only 2 and a half hour Labour but the worst experience of my life. Half way through screaming from being left in a waiting room in pain where they said there was no bed but told me over the phone there was. Eventually was allowed gas and air and took such big breaths it eased it. 2nd child elective c section and was the best experience hardly any pain as was on top of my meds was abit more painful when getting in and out of a car apart from that very manageable. I was home after 1 day and I was doing the bottles changing cleaning as i was on my own

  • D
  • CA, US
  • 23 days ago

I would suggest vaginal. For me personally i only wanted a c-section if something was going wrong and the doctors absolutely needed to do it. I also had an epidural which had its benefits and challenges such as not feeling a thing (both a benefit and challenge). But in the end just remember. This is YOUR birth experience. No one else is gona feel everything you feel or see any of it through your eyes. YOU get to decide who is by your side. YOU get to decide whos hand you want to hold or whos shoulder you want to cry on. This is gona be you at your most vulnerable point as well as your strongest point and YOU get to decide who sees that side of you. However you want to do it just make sure that you are absolutely confident in your decision and dont let anyone make you doubt it cause then you might end up resenting them for making you doubt yourself. You do you mama ❤

  • L
  • OH, US
  • 2 months ago

C sections are harder on the baby. When you have vaginal it gets all of the amniotic fluid out of the babies lungs. C section they cough up a whole lot more and could last for a week or so. C section you also don’t produce certain hormones when you don’t go into labor.... getting really bad edema in your feet and hands. A longer recovery but manageable.

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