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Labor at 34 years old-first baby
Hi.

I am 34 years old and having my first baby.  My question is this...is there a higher chance of a cesarian section at 34 years old or will my labor be short and smooth?  Basically does the age of the mother corelate to a long and hard labor?

I am 30 weeks pregnant and am worried about a C-section.  I want to go the all natural way.

Thanks in advance for your answers!

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373683 tn?1219000812
Unless your Dr has classified you as a HIGH RISK... Then I wouldn't worry about it...... Your first one usually takes forever anyway... LOL.... Sorry don't mean to scare you.....
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It all just depends it could be an easy labor or it could be a hard one but I don't think your age is going to make a difference. Congrats on your soon to be baby! :)
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I wouldn't worry about it to much. I had my first baby by C-section at age 17 (I know shame on me but at least I wasn't trying to get pg!) I then had 2 Vbacks (vaginal birth after cesarian) At ages 23 and 25 and then anothe C-section at 31. You will have some discomfort with both no matter which way you go. My firs c-s was misserable I went through 15 hrs of labor and 5 hrs of pushing, tried vaccume and everything she would not come out had to do emergancy c-s. Hard to stand up an walk afterward. Two V-Bs much easier but very sore down there. Last c-s was planed and GREAT! No labor still hard to stand and walk at first but very light bleading after!
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