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Anything? How about that whenever I see someone say "Well I have a c-section scheduled for..." I get really frustrated. It's not even remotely my business but it bothers me so much.
I suppose it depends on why it bothers you. If it's because you think babies should only come out of vaginas and that they must be doing something wrong, then that's one thing. If it's a reaction to a rapidly rising cesarean rate and the realization that somewhere around one out of every three friends (most of whom would prefer not to be) is going to be recovering from surgery while caring for a newborn, then I'm with you.
I'd love to find more information on the percentage of cesarean moms who have problems breastfeeding. All I'm finding is a universal "many" in the material I'm reading. I had a c/sec with my first, and breastfed. My SIL also had a c/sec and didn't breastfeed. Of course, she was pretty drugged up the entire postpartum time she spent in the hospital, so I can see why she would have had problems if she had wanted to breastfeed. She hardly even saw the baby.
Hey, isn't that the LOST chick? The one that said, screw Solomon, I'll just kill the mother? ooo--is sounding obstetrical already!
It's because it makes me feel like no one is even TRYING to have babies vaginally anymore. My stepmother said "I'm glad I had a c-section, I don't want my vagina all stretched out anyway." And proceeded to schedule c-sections there on out.
Looks like most comments are happening over here.
Yes, Mother. I'll leave a comment. Just don't hurt me.
PS, Jill, did you hear MIB is named Samuel? I told Alex no wonder they never said it in the show - b/c it's hopelessly boring. lol
Saw my OB to go over my birth plan. It was treated with much respect and he was very agreeable to all of it - even though I am a VBAC! His only question came from me requesting to tear vs an epsiotomy - he does not routinely do them but feels a tear can be harder to heal and do not repair "nicely" but he did say he would let me tear if that was what I wanted. I am in love with him! My doula attended my appt and she was pretty enamored too.
Altho, my BP was super high! and he wants me on meds. Opinions? I have a monitor at home and my reading was 123/81 after about 15 minutes of being home.
Bonnie, I never once heard anyone say "Samuel." I'm hung up on "Christian Shepard," which I'd never noticed before Kate asked, "seriously?"
Heatherly, that is wonderful news about finding a doctor that you like. If you're concerned about his recommendations for meds, you can always get a second or third opinion so you can weigh what they have to say.
Three cheers for VBAC and doula-friendly docs. :)