Quote from edj02
Hi everyone, I was just wondering why so many women are choosing to undergo ceasarean delivery without even a trial of labor? Don't they realize it is a major abdominal surgery and they will be in severe pain for several weeks? I know that it is a very necessary procedure sometimes, but it just seems so overdone and unnecessary sometimes. I'd love to hear from you!
I had a c-section in July. I understood all the risks involved. But, in my instance it was safer for me and my son. I did not have severe pain afterwards either, I barely used the Vicodin I was prescribed. I have a few other co-workers who had c-sections and they too said they did not experience severe pain. Have you yourself had one?
I was given the option to be induced, but highly was advised against it (It was still presented as an option). But, here are the reasons I decided to have the c/s: my pelvic outlet is really small, baby under stress, cord around neck 3x, amniotic fluid low, I was 2 weeks overdue, his head was very large.
My doctor even mentioned (this did not sway my decision) that if I were to attempt to vag deliver I would have a high chance of having a lifetime of urinary and sexual dysfunction due to extreme tearing! Seriously, my baby had a huge head (runs in the family)
As a woman, my sexuality is important to me and is important to my hubby too. So I can not imagine what kind of damage would have been done to the nether regions in that respect. But, glad I will NEVER find out!!!
For the next baby, I will not be attempting VBAC. In my life, I have always been the one where even if there is a small chance of something going haywire...it'll happen to me! I would be one of those who would probably rupture their uterus if I tried. So, the next one will be c/s also.