Did you have your baby by regular delivery or C-Section

@winterose (39931)
Canada
April 2, 2008 10:13pm CST
Our finding confirms that from other studies; that women who give birth to their first child by Caesarean section less frequently have child number two and three than women who give birth in the normal way. We have looked further to see which births the reduced fertility concerns, says researcher and head physician Dr Kari Klungs√łyr from the Medical Birth Registry. I had my son by C-Section and I only had the one child. did you have your children naturally or by c-section? did you have anesthetic or freezing? how many children did you have after a c-section do you think there is any truth in this study women how had c-sections have less children? http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080331122556.htm
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@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
3 Apr 08
Morning Winterose! Guilty of having 5 and all natural! they were all normal size babies at birth from 6 lbs-7 lbs. so i didn't have the tearing that could have scared me from a bigger birth. Not that any of these were picnic's lol. Years ago i knew they frowned on women having more babies c- section cause of the scars re opening for each birth which is always a chance to damage the scar tissue but i knew a friend of my Mom's in the 1960's that had 8 c's she was worn out and older looking then her yrs. Probably because back then they didn't have the tummy tucks like they do now.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
5 Apr 08
that is amazing 8 c-sections, wow,
@moneyandgc (3438)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I have given birth to four children. Only the last one was a c-section. She was breech and she had herself so wrapped up in her cord that they could barely even get her out surgically! My sister also has 4 kids. Her first was the regular way down the birth canal. The last three were by c-section. She is not having anymore children because 3 c-sections can take a toll on your uterus. She doesn't want to risk it again.
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• United States
3 Apr 08
I had my first son naturally. My second was breech, and I had a c-section. My third (a year later) was born naturally, as were babies number 4 and 5. I never suffered any complications with my natural births after having a c-section. LOL I think I broke the study. I had one before the c-section and 3 after the c-section. LOLOL
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@rowantree (1190)
• United States
3 Apr 08
My first child was emergency c-section, I had pre-eclampsia and my son was born 4 years later by c-section because he was breech. I would probably have had more children but I had major problems conceiving with my first child. I was in my late 30's by the time I conceived my second child and after that, learned that I needed a hysterectomy. So I don't feel that I fit into that study's findings at all!
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Had all mine the reg. way last one got the saddle block for it had to be fast was only in the hospital 1 hour before he came into the world dont know why they decided on the block but they did and I got to watch the whole thing. My daughter had to have the c-section for the baby was being stressed So they took her that way . and as Daughter was older than some she picked to have no more kids. she was 39. a high rick person. Bit I have know others that went on to have more when they were lots younger than that think it is really up to the people if they want more but it is hard on the tummy walls to have several c-sections
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@ellie333 (21029)
3 Apr 08
I had all three of my children by general anesthetic ceasarian as I had no choice. They could get in but couldn't get out! LOL. It didn't put me off having anymore though. I won't now because I'm nearly 45 and the health risks are more dangerous and having had three ceasarians would be advised against it. There were complications with my last one who was born in Feb 2004 and it took me til Nov 2004 to fully feel ok again. Ellie :D
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@sherrir101 (3671)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I had my daughter, Emily the 'normal' way. Emily had my grandson, Caleb by C-Section. I don't know how true all of this rings. I have heard once a C-Section, always a C-Section. I know by my veiwing there are more C-Sections today than there used to be. People actually get to pick the birthdate of their child now. Allowing for the 'have to's, what ever happened to the element of surprise?
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@sacmom (14338)
• United States
6 Aug 10
I gave birth by regular delivery and have 2 children. Hmm, there might be a little truth to this study, although I think it depends on the individual woman itself. I know of at least one woman who gave birth through C-section with her first child and wound up having another later down the road. I also know women who've had C-sections and only have one child. By what I've noticed, there does seem to be less children when women have C-sections, though it just might be coincidence. After all, I only wanted one child myself. And here it had nothing to do with how I delivered. I just wanted to avoid sibling rivalry! LOL Happy mylotting! PS What the heck is freezing?
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
10 Aug 10
c-sections are determined by medical necessity, it is not a matter of choice. In my case I had a c-section because my passage way was too narrow, my doctor said I could have a natural birth the next time around depending on the size of the baby. I could physically deliver a baby under 8 pounds my son was 8 and a half pounds. If my next baby was big, it would be a c-section if it was small it would be a natural delivery, but I never had a second child.
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@sacmom (14338)
• United States
12 Aug 10
That may be the case where you're at, but here in the US it doesn't have to be a medical necessity in order to have a C-section. So long as a woman is pregnant she can have her baby either way she wants.
@katsmeow1213 (28711)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I've known a few people who've had more than one child after having a c-section. Problem is usually once you have a c-section, you're pretty much guaranteed you're going to have another. It's rare that a doctor will allow you a natural delivery after you've previously had a c-section. However, me personally, I have 5 kids. All were natural.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
my doctor told me the absolute opposite, it depends why you need the c-section, he said in my case if my babies were smaller I would have no problem delivering normally and I have known a few people who had a c-section then natural birth after that.
• United States
10 Dec 08
Many people attempt a v-bac, but it is very risky from what I've heard. A lot of doctors won't even allow it.
@rrowenaa (834)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
My aunt gave birth to my cousin by CS, she's her only child. My friend gave birth to a twins by CS also and after 16yrs, she got pregnant and just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl by CS also. Other people i've known who delivered their baby by CS has only one child because of one reason, CS is too expensive here to get pregnant again, because perhaps they will deliver their next baby by CS again. I gave birth by normal delivery, she's my only child. I'm a single mom.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
4 Dec 08
thank you for your story
@rrowenaa (834)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
you're welcome
@daisy777 (216)
• South Africa
19 Sep 12
I had both my children by normal delivery. My gynae did, however, warn me that if I have anymore children, I would have to have a C-section as my babies get progressively bigger and I struggled with my last delivery. I really don't think that there's any truth in the study that women who have C-sections have less children. It's all a personal matter of choice.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
20 Sep 12
that could very well be a factor, they choose to have less children
• United States
6 Nov 11
I had my first child by c-section. They did anesthetic. Overall it was a great experience. No i do not think there is any truth in the study.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
6 Nov 11
How many other children did you have?
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
19 Mar 11
Hi. winterose. I had all of my kids by regular delivery/natural birth. I never had have any of my children in this birth way. I do know for a fact that my aunt had an C_ Section for one of her kids though. I am not sure which one it was, but it was for one of them. Since I have read this news article, I think that it is very sad that women have fewer numbers of children because of an C-Section birth. I don't know anyone in particular that has had fewer children from having an C-Section birth. I think that my aunt just ended up getting her tubes tied after her last child though. And I also know that she waited several years until she had another child after her first daughter was born.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
20 Mar 11
yes most people today plan how many children they want. I only wanted the one child because I got divorced when my son was three years old.
@maximax8 (27049)
3 Oct 10
If told in pregnancy I needed to have a c-section it would be terrifying for me. I don't like hospitals so I always have a home birth. I had my first home birth with my teenage son in 1995. I had my labor for him in a water pool and the water helped with the pain. It was upsetting to have a retained placenta and go off to hospital for a manual removal of it. It didn't get pregnant again until 2006 and my son was the next year. Even though I expected a disabled baby I had another home birth. Amazingly I had a 2 and a half easy labor with little pain and no pushing was needed. I was so happy to have the placenta come out normally. I wasn't scared of getting pregnant again because I thought I could have another easy birthing experience. Then I did get pregnant again in 2008 and my baby daughter was born the following year. I didn't choose to set up my water pool because I thought it would be a quick and easy birth. My contractions were all over the place in their timing and they were light. I worried in case I had a long labor and they sent me off to hospital to have my baby born. I didn't call for a midwife for hours. Just one midwife arrived at 10 minutes before my daughter was born. I went into severe bleeding and nearly lost my life. I know a lady that has had two c-sections. I think typically ladies that have a c-section have just one or two children. I also know a lady that has had three c-sections. She had trouble with her wound and I don't think c-section is safe to have multiple times. A lady that has natural births tends to have more children that a c-section lady.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
3 Oct 10
great story wow, you love to write, I love that, I am a professional writer myself, I write about health, mental health (psychology) and women's issues
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
4 Dec 08
Well it is good to be back on this forum, I forgot my password and could not get back in. I missed being here. I am going to respond to your question now. I had my kids normally, nevertheless, I know of someone who had 3 boy children and they were all delivered by C-Section. I have always heard that when the first child is delivered by c-section the others to follow will be also; and that seems to hold true.
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@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
24 Apr 08
As I knew, when a woman gave birth through s-section, she will have another child up to 2. After that she should be ligated so as not to get pregnant again. I got 4 kids and thanks God my wife was able to deliver them in a normal way. I can see she is very brave and determined, because you know c-section is very expensive in our country so she was doing her best to deliver the babies normally.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
27 Apr 08
I am happy she had them normally, but in our country you can have as many c-sections as you are able to get pregnant.
@Annmac (950)
20 Apr 08
I had three children by C-section as I'm too small to deliver even a 4lb 7oz (weight of no 3)normally. All were born under full Anaesthesia as that was the 'norm' 33+ years ago. Not sure I'd want to be awake, though at least then I'd feel like I'd given birth! I didn't want more children and the Doctors didn't want me to have more. It used to be that here in the UK they recommended sterilisation after 3! It's something to do with the scar tissue build up. Perhaps that may affect fertility in some people, though I certainly had no problems becoming pregnant again. My sister had her first normally, then twins by C-section and went on to have another normal delivery, and several females in our family have also had C-sections but the only one like me who had the first by C-section doesn't want any more, and is on the pill.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
23 Apr 08
so after three that was then considered enough by doctors, well that would certainly affect the stats for sure. My son was born by c-section 31 years ago.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I had my daughter by regular delivery but they thought they may have to take her by C-Section since I was in labor for 15 hours. I only had one child also. I had my tubes tied the very next day because I knew I could not afford to have more, nor did I want to raise more. I was a single parent.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 08
I had both of mine by natural delivery it was hard and tough (due to problems) but I am glad that I did have them that way because once they put the Baby in your Arms after all that the pain is forgotten and your heart fills with Love
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
4 Apr 08
I was fortunate enough to have my baby by regular delivery. Although there was talk of a possible c-section while i was in labour because i wasn't dilating fast enough and the baby's heart beat kept on dropping, but then it all went well and i had a regular birth.
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