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What is your preference? What have your experiences been?

Posted anonymously, 26th June 2019

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  • I’ve 2 emergency c-sections and a natural (VBAC) with my second child. It doesn’t really matter so long as bubs is healthy.

  • Had 2 natural births – wanted to avoid a csection at all costs unless baby in danger.

  • Both natural and C section! And both births the girls had the umbilical cord wrapped around their neck, scary stuff, but it all worked out :)

  • I did natural and is was basically quick and painless for me It was really a surprise go natural or even use the drugs for pain relief if your uncomfortable

  • I have had one with pethidine , I have had one drug free (she was too fast for pain relief) I have had one emergency c-section and one planned emergency c-section (a lot easier than the first emergency c-section). Hands down natural birth for me, with or without drugs, yes it hurts at the time but the pain is basically gone right after the placenta is delivered, c-sections hurt for a long time and I needed help for weeks afterwards just getting in and out of bed or on and off the toilet or couch for that matter. I also ended up in intensive care with massive blood clots in both of my lungs (pulmonary embolism), both arms from elbow to wrist and my pelvis, for me is was a horrible experience but a friend of mine has had two now and had hardly any pain from a few days after. hers were both planned (much easier for recovery) and she was able to take the medications I had intolerances to

  • Both my children were born natural and I personally think it’s better for me and bub

  • I preferred natural. Healing from the c-section was much more painful and not being able to move around for a while after, and having limited mobility with pain was less than ideal. I’m not everyone though, as I know some opt for a c-section and prefer them. They must be far tougher than me haha.

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