Quote from SJerseygrle
I'll tell you my own reason. My third pregnancy was a miserable experience from start to finish. Bed rest, medicine, hypertension, gestational diabetes (beginning in the 1st trimester), complicated migraines (I spent 1-2 hours a day without sight). I had to do a 24 hour urine every week from week 24 onward to monitor my preenclampsia status. As long as I kept it under 500 I could stay out of the hospital but still managed to be hospitalized several times for that and for hypoglycemia. Misery doesn't even begin to touch it.
At 37 weeks I asked my doctor to give me C-section for my "convienance" because I simply couldn't stand it another second. I realize many people don't want to hear it, think they are stonger, or tougher, or would have done this or that but I didn't want to do it another minute. My daughter was fine, no issues, 8 lb 10 oz, smart as a whip now with no OT or PT problems. It was a non-emergent C-section, I was out of bed several hours afterward and pain free.
So before that day I had, every day, severe headaches from hypertension, retained cell water from preenclampsia, had episodes even the docs couldnt anticipate or control of hypoglycemia, was blind for hours every day, and experienced constant pain, discomfort, & fatigue. 6 hours later I was pain free (I only took ibuprofen and benedryl), no headache, no diabetes, a disproportionate amount of weight lighter,and slightly fatigued with mild discomfort. In my book, that is much more than conveinance.
I agree with your decision to have a c-section in this case (not that you need my approval). It seems as though it was the best thing for your health. I don't think it was just an elective one for your own whim. The c-section was the best thing for your health. Just curious, did you have anymore children after this?