Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:53 pm
Post subject: Should I have a c-section
I have been planning a surprise birthday party for my husband in spain for some months now, (I live in UK) and several people have already booked flights etc, hotel also booked. Now the baby is due the same time as the party.
The only way I can carry on with the party is if I opt for a C-section 2 weeks before the due date (which in principal my midwife is ok with) then I will be able to fly to the party with the baby (2-weeks after the opp). I'm thinking this is fine but am I mad?
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:33 am
Post subject: whether to have a c section
I had a C section 2 years ago (not through choice) and I know I'm probably stating the obvious but it IS a major operation - obviously, recoveries differ from person to person and you won't know how yours will be until the time - helpful I know!!
On the practical front I personally think you need someone that is going to be with you from check in to arrival at the other end. Lifting, twisting and what you consider normal every day movements so soon after the operation can still be pretty difficult at times and you need to make sure you don't over do it. Also, you'll probably be generally exhausted just from the rigours of having a baby and losing sleep etc, etc so having someone on hand to help out and let you rest will be essential. If you don't have someone to accompany you then I'd think seriously about it.
hope this is helpful
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:34 pm
personally i wouldnt put my body through a major operation to deliver a baby early JUST to go to a party that i had planned. im suprised the midwife consented to it, unless ur private?? i cried in agony when 8 days late with my daughter, she was back to back and i was in agonising back pain and they wouldnt even induce me!
Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:32 pm
I may have to have a c section because of a fall i had a couple years ago - left me with a twisted hip and they dont know until im bigger how it will effect me giving birth. I also have ME, so i would prefer to have a c section - as i dont think i will have any energy at all after baby is born bless her! Want her to have a mum to be able to look after her properly. My me gets quite bad at the mo - to point where at only 19 weeks pregnant i have dropped to 4 days work a week as so tired.
What do you think? How do i look into having a c section privatly? i dont even know where to start reseraching?
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:46 pm
2 weeks after the op u wud still be recovering pus there is no MEDICAL reason for it so why put urself thru major surgery just so u can go away to spain and possibly harm your baby with viruses and bugs - remember they have jabs at 8 weeks NOT BEFORE,
stupid question if u ask me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!