• 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..
  • L
  • OH, US
  • 16 days 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.

  • S
  • MA, US
  • 2 months ago

Iv had 4 csections. Iv been fine for all of them. It is a longer recovery and painful so you would definitely need a lot of help in the first 6 weeks. Iv never done vaginal so I can’t comment on that. I liked csection because it was Controlled and you could pick the date.

  • B
  • Peoria Heights, United States
  • 3 months ago

100% Vaginally. I was terrified for fear he would get stuck. (ps: baby fat squished and they come right out!) You can do it, your body can do it, and you won’t have to have a major surgery and a recover with a newborn to care for as well as yourself. If you’re worried about the family, kick them out and tell them you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do. For people who thought they should be there (our moms) I reminded them that just like making our baby, this was a time for my husband and I only! We told them we would call them when we had a baby in hand. Same plans for baby 2! ☺️ My “birth plan” was focused on keeping us both safe and not jeopardizing the health of either me or our son. Since I had never given birth I didn’t have specific expectations. My husband was a huge advocate for us and the plan was known by every person who came into the room or touched me. 1)Keep us safe 2)Get him here 3)If we run into problems, we aren’t waiting to have a C section... give it a try! You’ve got this!

  • C
  • IN, US
  • 3 months 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
  • 3 months ago

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

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