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C section experiences

Hi all- today was my 37 weeks appt and baby boy is still breech. We have planned a c section as they feel it's safest for me with my history of blood clots and the fact that baby has never been head down. They think there is a reason why he has never turned.... it's scary feeling to have your dream of a natural birth ripped away but in trying to see the positive that we will both be healthy. Any advice from you all would help. Just feel helpless as to what to do and feel. I'll keep trying all the crazy things to try to get baby to flip in the mean time
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I had a c section with my daughter two years ago because she was breech.  I was terrified but it was as bad as I thought this time I'm having vaginal with my third child.  You will get get it
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Aww i know that feeling, i had a section with my son. Its totally pain free up untill your out of surgry and if its in the uk u will be awake. It was lovly to watch him being pulled out, but after i felt extremely weak, i lose alot of blood, but baby was perfect, a little fluid on the lungs but that soon cleard. The recovery was horrible tho cause all i wanted to do was to get out of bed n care for my son and i couldnt get up. I hope ur experience is as pleasnt as possible, but its not easy.
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Thank you for sharing- I think that's my biggest fear is not being able to care for the baby like I feel I should. I could care less that I'll be miserable but not being a let to tend to him quickly scares me. Feel kind of helpless even now because there's nothing I can do to help the situation
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It is difficult but u will have a call buton to get one of the midwives over to pass you ur baby. But the feeling of helpless-ness is still gona be there and there isnt alot that can be done. I had my man with me most of the day to help because i couldnt do alot. Each day gets easyer tho as your able to do more. Its the first 3 days i cryed so much. But if i have to do it again this time around I will without hessation, its for your child remember you would do anything for them.
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I realize the nurses are there and my husband will be by my side the whole time. I will ask for the help when needed but I don't know how to deal with the emotional part. Even now I have been crying off and on the past two days because of this. I feel cheated and that I've failed already- like I'm missing out already
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Aww huni u havnt faild your doing everything possible for your child and that never makes you a failure. Youve got a hubby by yourside and am sure he will give you all the suport you need to get you back on your feet. I felt robbed of my options too, but it was wat was best for my son. Like it's whats best for your baby too. Crying about it doesnt make you weak, it helps you deal with the situation. Head up and be prowd of your self.
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Thanks for your input ❤️
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Your more than welcome. Really want you to feel better about havin your c-section, cuz even though it's not how you pland it the end result is still the same a perfect baby.
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C-sections aren't a terrible thing. I had one with my daughter and I was up and walking within a few hours. The more you move around after the better your recovery will be, but at the same time know your limits and don't overdo it.
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Thank you- just praying it all goes fairly smoothly. This is my first and hopefully we can have another in a few years but with a traumatic experience I'd be hesitant to try again
I understand that it is terrible when things don't go the way you planned. But I would try to view it as a change of plans instead of a trauma, the more positively you try to go into it the easier it's going to be <3
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My baby was IVF and I desperately wanted a natural birth after all the medication etc. it wasn't to be as he was breach and I had a section at 39+ 4. Came home the next day and although sore I was up and walking around. I went for a run on the day of my 6 week check. Not all sections are awful. Take each day as it comes and don't overdo it. The joy of your new bubba will by far outweigh the pain. I promise. Good luck x
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Thank you for your input! Each story is helping me feel just a little bit better about it all! I will admit that I've kind of lost the excitement about having the baby though- maybe it's just that I'm still processing it? I'm really trying to keep the positive in mind but almost feel kind of numb to it right now.... I'm hoping it will pass. I've been talking to my husband about my feelings and we are to see the dr in a few days, so we will definitely talk to her about my feelings. Maybe I'm just over thinking it all....?
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My baby was breech up until it was time to have her. Twins that is. One of them. They told me I would have to get a c section. I told them to wait. She flipped at the last minute. It's honestly a mind thing. We control much with our minds. If you want a vaginal think positive. Think and imagine what you want and really believe it. And watch the miracle happen. Congrats momma.
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My 1st was a c section and honestly it wasnt that bad. I was prepared for the worst because of all the stories id heard but honestly was fine. Just stay on top of the meds. Dont try to skip a dose because u will defintely feel the pain. I was able ti care for my daughter but i was limited. I had family who were amazing and helped me through it all. They woupd bring baby to me so i can care for her and bond with her. Theyd pick her up and give her to me until i was able to take care of myself
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Thank you.... worried about pain control since I can't have anything with narcotics or even ibuprofen because of clotting disorder and lovenox injections.but plan to discuss that at next appt

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