I had been planning on a med free and natural birth throughout my whole pregnancy. Everything has been fantastic and no issues. However, we found out at my appt today (38 weeks), that my amniotic fluid levels are very low. I have no progress toward labor besides her head being engaged, and the baby is posterior. Induction really does not make sense, and the doctor wants to get her out. We discussed it, and he didn't pressure me too much, but we decided that a c section would be a better and safer choice than induction. I am disappointed, but baby's health is what is most important. It's exciting to know I'm going to meet my baby in the morning, but scary too.
My question is... what can I do to prepare for the c section in such a short amount of time? What different things will I need to pack in my hospital bag? What did others experience as far as recovery if you've had a c section? I had not even really educated myself much on this, but am frantically doing so now. I hope some of you can offer some real advice and expectations. Thanks.