Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:25 pm
I didn't want c-sections either, I wanted natural labor and delivery. But it's just not always in the cards, you have to do what's best for the baby. I think you have one major thing on your side, a scheduled c-section. I think the worst case scenario are those women who labor for hours and hours, push for hours and hours, and then have a c-section - they have to recover from a vaginal delivery and a c-section. Bad, bad, bad.
A scheduled c-section is pretty easy. You know when the baby's coming, you can get everything prepared, arrange child care, arrange DH's time off work, etc. You wake up early in the morning, calmly drive to the hospital. They check you in and get you ready, when they take you back to the operating room, you have your baby in less than 30 minutes! And they're healthy and safe! Then you have all day to play with the baby and see visitors. Yes you're sore but has anyone ever told you about the fact that you have much less bleeding after a c-section? After the first couple days you basically just spot after that - it's awesome! I don't think the recovery is that bad either, just stay in bed and feed baby, let others take care of everything else. You'll be up and around before you know it!