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If any of you STM out there have had both a vaginal delivery and c-section could you please give me the pros and cons of both or what you prefer?
I have only had a vaginal birth, but please take into consideration that a c-section is a pretty invasive surgery. They literally have to remove organs in order to get to the baby and you can be down for weeks. For me the only benefit a c-section would have is to save the life of myself or my baby. Other than that I would never even consider one.
My first birth was a c-section and second was a vbac. I prefer a vaginal birth any day over a c-section. Everyone is different, though. My recovery from my c-section was horrible, recovery from my vbac was so much better, especially with two children to worry about. I felt like I could barely sit up for a few weeks after my c-section. I plan on having a second vbac with this delivery.
I had a c-section and a VBAC. My c-section recovery was easier than most people I know. My VBAC was an incredibly difficult delivery (3 hours of pushing and forceps assistance). Even at that my recovery from the VBAC was a million times easier than recovering from the c-section. I'm hoping against hope for a second successful VBAC because I shudder at the thought of a c-section recovery with two other kids at home.
Obviously if there's a strong reason that it is far safer for me and/or the baby I will go for a c-section without a second thought, but I hope that doesn't happen.
DD was vaginal, so I have never had a c-section. This baby is still breech - so I am facing that possibility now. I can say I am hoping and praying that I can avoid the c-section. With a toddler at home and the driving restrictions with surgery - I want to avoid it at all costs.
DD#1 born 9/29/2010; DD#2 born 2/25/2013
JPinkman:DD was vaginal, so I have never had a c-section. This baby is still breech - so I am facing that possibility now. I can say I am hoping and praying that I can avoid the c-section. With a toddler at home and the driving restrictions with surgery - I want to avoid it at all costs.
This is the reason I ask, my son is Frank Breech right now so if he doesn't turn shortly, I'm facing a scheduled c-section.
I delivered DS vaginally. DD will be coming via c section this Thursday due to being frank breech. I have come to terms with this and it is the safest way to get my child out. Would I have her vaginally if I could, absolutely! I loved every minute of labor and delivery with DS but in life , things don't always go as planned. Hang in there!
Maverick James 01.07.2012 * Married 01.23.2010 * Harper Skye 01.24.2013