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csection?

I just found out today I have to have a csection on the 16th because baby girl is still breech... how was everyone's experience? How was the pain afterwards?  I'm very nervous and don't know what to expect...
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1816154 tn?1463430018
There's tricks that you could try.
I had to use ice packs on the babies head and I did it 4x a day and elevated my hips with a pillow under neath of them. Or they can manually move the baby into position.
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My doctor suggested manually moving her before looking at a c-section. She ended up moving herself at 39 weeks I believe...I don't think a c-section is necessary yet so I'd push against it.  
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i had an emergency c-section with my son because i wouldn't dilate, but my recovery wasn't bad. it's somewhat of a mind game, in my eyes. since my son was transferred to another hospital, i focused on pumping and getting up and walking so i could go see him. with this baby, i'm going to have another c-section since they're so close, and i figure it's going to be the same thing.
973741 tn?1342342773
Hi there.  Sorry to hear this---  exact same thing happened to my sister.  She did not find her c section terrible.  Here's an article that gives some information on what to expect:

http://www.medhelp.org/pregnancy-health/articles/C-Section-101-What-to-Expect-from-a-Cesarean/2213

Wishing you all the best with you and your new baby!
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It's horrible. You won't be able to feel anything below your shoulders but when you hear your baby cry it's worth it. After they take your baby make sure everything is fine. They stitch you up or staple. And when it starts to wear off within a day you need to start walking. Your baby will be with you and a nurse should help you bathe him/her and make sure no matter how much it hurts after you need to keep trying to walk ASAP and move around. That way you won't be in pain for that long. But it does take about 6 months to a year to really feel better enough to exercise and move normal.
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My c section wasn't bad. I was up and moving around same day. They will give you pain meds, but don't force them. I only took them if I started feeling achy...at one point the nurses were asking "are you sure you don't need them?" I was a little shocked that they removed the staples before I left, but all healed well.
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