cESARIAN oPERATION

Philippines
July 6, 2007 11:30pm CST
ok... it pains like hell... and you wish you just delivered it in a normal way... at least the pain is during the deliver and stop there unlike the operation... well for me its not my choice, they have to open me up, cause im turning yellow and loosing water... haaaayyyyy.... still experiencing pain every now and then, specially when its cold. i have to wear the binder for a year! its best if you wear binders for a the whole year... it protects you... or so i heard.
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
7 Jul 07
Wow...I have only had natural births..I never realised how bad C sections are...You just made up my mind for the next one....LOL.
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• Australia
7 Jul 07
They're really not that bad - i think it depends on where you are as to how they go. I chose to have a Cesarean because of a broken pelvis when i was 16 & everything went perfectly for me. I'm sure natural is best but some of us don't have that option unfortunately.
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
7 Jul 07
I was going to (what I thought) take the easy way out by having one, but I have heard a lot of bad stories about them...
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
8 Jul 07
I am all for it, if there is a risk to either mother or bub....There is a trend here in Australia called 'to posh to push' where 1st time mothers are having c sections and not experiencing natural birth...I had 2 really really bad natural births, so i was considering a C section, but I have heard bad things, so it is really making my mind up to go natural again.
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
7 Jul 07
I don't know where you are or how they do it there but seriously, it's not all that bad. Well, i didn't think so, i was pretty much pain free after about 3 or 4 days & everything went perfectly for me. I think it was a safer choice for me but i guess everyone is different. It's a shame you had so much pain & had to wear a binder (i dunno what that is coz i never had one) but they're not all like that. Maybe they do things differently in different places coz yes the recovery time is longer but i didn't think it was that bad.
• Philippines
7 Jul 07
Hi Gemmygirl! She is from the Philippines too, like me. I think the binder that she mentionned, is not really a "binder". More like a cloth support that you pin (safety pins) around your waist, after surgery. It really help to support your back and the wound. You can even stand up and walk at once the following day. Well, I did..lol..for my 2nd C-Section, but not too far..lol And I agree with you, not all cesarian section are bad. Yes, painful, especially in the first week, but not that bad. I had 2 cesarian section and one gallstones surgery. It was tough but not that bad. (^^,)
• Australia
12 Jul 07
Hi Aphroditei, Thanks for explaining the binder thing, i didn't have one of those after my CS, but i was up & around the following morning, the Dr's like to get you mobile as quickly as possible to help with the healing process i think. All i know is they got me up first thing the following morning & ran me a wonderful shower - i've never enjoyed one so much i don't think! I have know people to be up & around even sooner again, my SIL had a CS a couple years ago & was walking around about 5 hours later - as soon as all the numbness had gone - crazy girl :)
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• Philippines
15 Jul 07
Hi Gemmygirl! Yes, you are right walking, standing and even sitting after a CS or any surgery promotes healing more quickly. Doctors recommendation. I thought at first it was crazy, but it really helps. And also it gives you strength and confidence that you will heal quickly and be soon home. (^^,)
• United States
7 Jul 07
I am saddened to hear that your Cesarean section did not go well. The surgeon that performed my C-section was a genius and did a superb job. I was still sore for two months on the bottom of my stomach, but that's only because they left a staple in the wound. Once it grew into the skin, it hurt so bad coming out. But, other than that, I am happy to have gone C-section. They put me through 24 hours of labor before finally giving into C-section. And, they only did so because my baby had a fever. She received anti-biotics after she was delivered by emergency C-section. It took just minutes to get her out of my belly. And, the labor was not so bad either, once the epidural went into my back. I slept through most of it. It all depends on the hospital you choose. That can make a world of difference. Best of luck next time!
• Philippines
7 Jul 07
Hi Mamakatsarj! It's sad that you are still suffering from your C-Section. But I had 2 CS and one Gallstone surgery and I did recovery well. Have you tried to get a check up lately? Maybe by now, the binder is applying strain on your back, that's why you have back pain. And I think it's better to wear loose clothing for the moment. Let your body breathe and heal. The mind is a powerful tool too to overcome that great event in your life. And I just wanted to share. I think what help me too, to overcome the pain, adjust and fully recover. It's because, I have always bear in mind that God gave me a great purpose in life to fulfill, especially for my children. So I wake up each day, thanking him for the new life I have. For the gift He has given me. Do not think of the pain, don't let it overcome you. My advice is, try to have a check up with your OB. If you are not satisfy with his/her opinion, get a second opinion. But if everything is okey. Smile! Rest your worries in the hand of God and He will help you. (^^,)
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@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
7 Jul 07
I had an emergency c-section when I was 26 weeks pregnant with my son. My cervix opened up about 2 weeks befor I had him, and my water broke the morning of my c-section. In the evening, I had a prolapsed cord, which caused the emergency c-section. I had planned to have my baby naturally, but when he decided to come early, it was out of my control. I was supposed to wear the binder for a few months, but after my c-section I got a really bad infection, which caused me to have six more surgeries to debreed it all. It was horrible! The binder really does help though! I would recommend it!
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• United States
12 Jul 07
I have had two previous c sections and my experience was that the pain was NOT that great. After I was healed, I had an occasional "twang" of pain, but that is because the nerves begin to reconnect. An abdominal binder can help during the first few weeks--up to six, but after that, it is not really necessary and definately not after 3 months when you are really totally healed. I am not sure why your experience was so difficult, but again, pain is really a subjective thing--everyone's experience is different.
• United States
8 Jul 07
aww yes, unfortunately sometimes we ladies have to pay the price for lifes blessings. And hopefully your able to not have to continue the cycle of having another c-section with the next birth.
@MLLanser (162)
• United States
7 Jul 07
My first two children I had normal, with no epidural. With my 3rd one, I chose to have the epidural because I did not like the pain, I am such a wimp. Well, in the meantime while I was in labor, the baby was not dropping and there was cord distress. So within a half hour they had me in surgery. I thought it would be the easy way, easier than normal childbirth, but I was wrong! I hated the recovery time. I am bad about being a patient!
@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
7 Jul 07
hi mamakatsarj! For my firstborn, i had a normal delivery. I am now expecting my 2nd child and I hope all things go well so I can have another go at normal childbirth. My mother had 3 normals, and 2 c-sections. She told me that it's better to go through normals.. because the healing process for c-sections usually take longer.. But she didn't have such bad pain. It's just that she did mention do to the anesthesia, after the surgery, it makes your throat dry and causes you to cough.. and it hurts like nobody's business. Anyways, it is great that you're using a binder.. It really helps. After my delivery, I had to use a binder for next 45 days.. my "confinement" period. But i'm glad i did.. It helps with the uterus recovery and also helps you get back in shape. Well, I wish you all the best! Have a nice day~