Normal or caesarian delivery???

New Zealand
November 14, 2007 7:55pm CST
I have experienced caesarian delivery to my daughter who is now 2 years old. Its hard and really painful. I need to stay in the hospital for 4 days due to my operation and was not able to move well for another week. It also leaves mark on my tummy so I put creams to lighten it. My OB advised me that it would be better to have our next baby after 2-3 years coz I still need to heal my operation. Also, I am only allowed to have 3-4 babies. But its fine with us coz we only want to have 2 or 3 children so that we can focus on them and provide them their needs. Its hard to have many children nowadays. How about you? What can you share about your delivery?
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@taurus67 (176)
• Philippines
15 Nov 07
I prepare to have a normal delivery than a caesarian...
• New Zealand
15 Nov 07
Yes of course. Almost all of us want a normal delivery but due to some circumstances, this is not possible for other women like myself..=)
@wiccania (3361)
• United States
15 Nov 07
My son was a scheduled c-section. It was scheduled because my son was in breech position. Mine went good, I didn't have any complications and was up and walking 12 hours later. He was born on a Monday and I came home on Wednesday. the only issue I had was that my son's dad kept making me laugh. That was painful. Of course, the morphine made everything even funnier.
• New Zealand
15 Nov 07
Its good for you that you are able to walk 12 hrs later...=)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I also had a caesarian delivery. Also known as "c" section. And than 5 days in the hospital for recovery. I think the worse was when I came home though. It was so upsetting to me because I wanted to do everything for my newborn but was not able to. Like the 4 am bottle. By 4am sleeping and than waking up I was so stiff and in so much pain that I could not move to get him. I had to call for my mom to pick him up and hand him to me and have her get his bottle ready (dad wasn;t in the picture) thank goodness for mom. I was told that its impossible for me to have a natural child birth so this has totally deterred me from wanting anymore kids. I do not want to feel so helpless again. Not to mention have all that pain for so long. Like not even being able to push a vacuum for like 5 weeks because doing it before than put me right back in pain.
• New Zealand
15 Nov 07
Yes exactly you cannot do anything you want after the c-section operation. It will takes time to heal. Thanks to my husband and nanny who are always there to help and support me. I don't know what to do without them...=)
• United States
16 Nov 07
I've had 4 c-sections. In June 2000, October 2001, November 2002 and April 2006 (they are 7, 6, 5 and 19 months now). They weren't that bad. My last recovery was the worst because I had a slight uterine infection which left me in a lot of pain compared to the other 3. With the other 3 I felt pretty good after the first week and was better after about 3 weeks. With the last one I was in pain for month and it sucked. I still cooked Easter dinner a week after the surgery, though. Some days I think I might want to have one more. I really wanted another boy last time. But we got a girl. We have 3 girls and just one boy now and I really want another boy. My luck, though, would get me another girl. Not sure I could deal with 4 daughters. And then my poor son--he has 1 older sister and 2 younger sisters already. I'm not sure he could handle another one.
• Philippines
16 Nov 07
I also underwent caesarian operation. And because of this that as much as possible, i still don't wanna get pregnant again, though i have strong desire to have another child...but not in 3-4 years as my boy is still 4 years old. Giving birth through caesarian delivery is costs a tens of thousands already, so better yet just a child or two is practical.
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I have 4 children. I had one miscarriage. the first pregnancy i did have an epidural but it was only moments before the birth and because I begged for it after telling them to under no circumstanses give me anything. All the rest were entirely natural. 2 were born early and both were very healthy. I guess I lucked out.