Planned Caesarian

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  • Lutz 17 Jul 2009 22:05:41 48,854 posts
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    Hello!

    I was wondering if any of the group's member's partners have ever had a planned Caesarian?

    If so, how many weeks into the pregnancy were they?

    Cheers!
  • Deleted user 17 July 2009 23:10:41
    My wife has just had one. Though it was only planned from the morning itself (though they still called it an elective ie planned caesarian). She was at 42 weeks,

    Our Will just didn't want to come out.

    Baby and mum doing just great two weeks later.
  • Grump 17 Jul 2009 23:27:04 1,180 posts
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    We had a planned caesarian at 38 weeks which is considered full term.

    No complicataions. Mummy and baby still doing fine 2 years on.
  • FairgroundTown 18 Jul 2009 09:29:07 2,522 posts
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    I'm not quite sure of my facts here, so take this under advisement, but...

    A friend of ours had two c-sections, but there was some problem with the second one, and she was told that under no circumstances could she ever have another baby - basically, if she got pregnant again, both she and the baby would die.

    Of course, stuff goes wrong with "natural" births as well, so...
  • brokenkey 18 Jul 2009 11:08:05 7,222 posts
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    wife has had 3 c-sections - the first two were classified as "emergency" (but not "crash"), and the 3rd was planned. No complications with any of them, the 3rd was as calm as anything.

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  • DrR0b3rts 18 Jul 2009 19:22:01 469 posts
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    Our 2nd was a planned section at 40 weeks.

    It's weird as there's none of the uncertainty as to when labour starts, how long it will go on etc: you turn up at the alloted time, and an hour or so later you have the sprog! They did it well with us, I got to cut the cord and the baby was on mum as they were stitching up.

    I didn't enjoy seeing the missus being injected and operated on (though I didn't look at anything gory) but it feels safe and if you've been advised to have one, you gotta go for it of course.
  • Lutz 19 Jul 2009 16:25:07 48,854 posts
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    OK, cheers guys! :)
  • DaM 19 Jul 2009 21:40:15 13,618 posts
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    We almost had a last minute one, as Ewan had managed to turn himself sideways just before they were about to induce - a position that it would be completely impossible for him to move from at that late stage. They were about to do the final prep when the bugger moved....staff came from far and wide to feel the miracle baby......

    If it's not emergency, it's a lot more relaxed. Emergency can be a bit scary from what I've heard.
  • Deleted user 19 July 2009 22:19:48
    DaM wrote:
    Emergency can be a bit scary from what I've heard.

    It is.
  • deem 19 Jul 2009 23:06:38 31,641 posts
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    Planned Caesarian - AKA: Too Posh To Push...
  • Deleted user 19 July 2009 23:08:22
    deem wrote:
    Planned Caesarian - AKA: Too Posh To Push...

    Not true. There are plenty of medical reasons a c-section will be planned ahead of time such as placenta blocking the birth canal, too narrow a pelvic arch etc.
  • deem 19 Jul 2009 23:10:02 31,641 posts
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    Also known as, not only known as...
  • Lutz 20 Jul 2009 12:45:56 48,854 posts
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    Yeah, we're more in "there's gonna be problems" boat. :)
  • Blerk Moderator 20 Jul 2009 13:59:10 48,225 posts
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    We had an unplanned one at 32 weeks and a planned one at 36 weeks. Er... different pregnancies, obviously. :-D

    Both turned out fine!
  • rutter 20 Jul 2009 15:48:29 1,919 posts
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    We had an emergency C-section after ~20hrs of labour.

    My only advice would be to not underestimate how debilitating the operation is. It's major abdominal surgery, which you'd normally be given 6 weeks to recover from, yet you're expected to be up the next day nursing a baby.

    The woman opposite us was cut both horizontally and vertically (she had stiches and staples). Her cries of agony when they tried to move her the next day were horrific.
  • mrpon 23 Sep 2010 15:21:35 29,801 posts
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    The wife is having one next week, not posh but rather a cyst that needs removing at the same time and this is better all round to whip everything out in one go.

    So, I know there is a screen up and everything but has anyone had a peek during the procedure? I'd probably get queasy to be honest, but I know curiosity might get the better of me.

    Give me 5 I'm worth it.

  • Blerk Moderator 23 Sep 2010 15:23:56 48,225 posts
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    I'd have totally had a good nosey around in there if they'd let me in the damned room. They said I wasn't allowed in because she was having a general rather than a local, but I suspect they just recognised me as someone who'd want to pitch in.

    Actually thinking about it more carefully, maybe it was the wife who told 'em not to let me in. :-D
  • Lutz 23 Sep 2010 15:24:25 48,854 posts
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    Yup, I had a hell of a peek. To be honest, I didn't need to at one point due to the way things went...

    Still, don't look if you're squeemish. Even if you're not, it can be odd seeing someone on a table with a big hole where their belly should be.
  • mrpon 29 Sep 2010 10:36:32 29,801 posts
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    My daughter is being "delivered" tomorrow!

    I'm nervous/excited!

    /butterflies

    Give me 5 I'm worth it.

  • Dougs 29 Sep 2010 10:37:36 69,901 posts
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    \o/ Good luck
  • DaM 29 Sep 2010 11:06:16 13,618 posts
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    At least you know the time. You can arrange your day around it.

    Good luck!
  • Goban 29 Sep 2010 13:26:46 9,125 posts
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    Good luck!
  • Immaterial 29 Sep 2010 18:46:55 1,578 posts
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    My wife has had two sections.
    Child F was an emergency because his big enormous head was too enormous to fit. This was very strangely quite good fun because we were both exhausted and giggly from a 20 hour build up and Too Much Nitrox. We only got shit scared about 3 hours afterwards.

    Baby C's c-section was (unfortunately) planned due to the NHS being unable to believe that their crappy blood sugar testing kit had an enormous error range for testing gestational diabetes, as well as not bothering to tell the wife to do a week's worth of baseline testing first. The diabetes guy insisted on a section at 40 weeks on the dot, by phone from the middle of a golf-course (I shit you not).

    Allow six weeks before anything approaching normal daily routines aren't accompanied by 'Oh my god my guts are going to fall out'. She didn't like my comeback of 'I've seen them dear- they're prettier where they are'. People are surprisingly pale pink on the inside.

    Good luck to the three of you!

    Think I'll just switch everything off.

  • mrpon 29 Sep 2010 18:50:44 29,801 posts
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    Cheers all! :)

    Give me 5 I'm worth it.

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