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Wellness getaway in the hospital ;)

Aug 20, 2014 - 6 comments

We knew that probably I'll have to have a C-section although I was still hoping I can have V-birth - I was attending yoga classes, we went to a special course with the daddy-to-be.... 2 weeks before my doc explained that because of my skin type I fall into that 2% that will most likely rip apart during labour no matter what we do... it does sound scarry and he said he doesn't want to stitch me up for 2 hours after a "challenging" birth... well I must agree with that! Plus this super pale withe skin with these freckles and red hair is the worst combination in this case, I might lose too much blood because my capillaries don't heal as fast as the other 98%'s so that's another risk factor, plus baby Tommy is quite chubby and it would cause further problems too. So slowly I made myself to accept the fact I'll have to have this c-section.
Yesterday I went for my 3rd ctg and they told me it didn't look good. Tommy was either super hyper and moving away from the head all the time - then after a while he fell asleep and his hr started to drop - wasn't critical but the nurse wasn't happy with our results - they sent my for a flowmetry scan. Our results were good but my doc decided to keep a close eye on us - so Tomorrow (aug21) I'll have to move in to the hospital and on Monday or Tuesday I'll have the c-section done - depending on all our results. It's going to be sooooooo boring until Monday.... If possible I'd like to have a shared room so I can have company - I hate hospitals but I know this time I'll be there for a very positive outcome :) I have so much stuff to take in as if I'd go for a 2-3 weeks vacation! :) I'll try to rest, read and watch movies until Monday and then..... :) it's going to be the loooooooooongest 4 days in our lives with DH!

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by KTowne, Aug 20, 2014
Ohh that's so exciting!!!! I had 2 c-sections and my 2nd planned was an amazing, beautiful experience. I had minimal pain and it was just overall, an amazing experience!! It sounds significantly worse than it is, and there are some horror stories out there. Just don't baby yourself after, get up and walk as soon as they allow you, walking, and not pushing it too far are most important, and taking pain meds on time! I was off my meds within 3 days, completely, no problems at all! Took care of my 3 year old and newborn by myself from day 1! I can't wait to see your little one, and you are going to do great!!

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by Llindar, Aug 20, 2014
all my friends are telling me to be happy with a c-section - at least everything is under control and my baby will be out in no time. Here according to the hospital "rules" you have to be on your feet by the 6th hour after surgery. a few steps only but you have to start moving around - I hope it will be alright :) I just can't wait to hold my baby in my arms!!!!!! It's reassuring to hear that you were fine within a few days - I think I'm one of the worst patients of the whole world.... :D

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by retta483, Aug 20, 2014
ive had 4 c/s 3 v and c section were much easier ! however you have to have him as long as your both fine is all that matters :)

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by KeeLolo, Aug 20, 2014
Well reading all this it sounds like you and your Dr made the best decision for you and baby Tommy. I hope things go well during labor and delivery although via c-section but looking forward to seeing the two of you after all is said and done.

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by Shannon79, Aug 20, 2014
I've had 2 c-sections. Not as bad as I thought they would be.

You don't have to worry about any tearing etc....

Tommy's gonna be here soon! So exciting! Can't wait to see pics!

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by KTowne, Aug 20, 2014
I was up walking within 6 hours at least, probably more like 5, and it's not as bad as it sounds!!

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