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#1 Woodland

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:38 AM

Before we even got pregnant my DH and I had decided that we'd opt for an elective caesarean this time around. DS birth 4 years ago was 20 hours of labour with failure to progress beyond 4cm ending in emergency caesarean and a sick mum and baby. This time around I wanted a different experience.
Luckily the midwife I found was supportive of my choice and backed me all the way.
After meeting with the obstetric team at the public hospital at 36 weeks they gave me the option of a VBAC but said my chances of success were 50:50. I started to feel panicky at the thought of going through failed labour again so an elective caesarean date was booked. It was so exciting to know when our baby was going to come and quite handy to arrange DH time off work and care for DS.
The night before the big day we dropped DS off at his Gran's for the night as we had to be at the hospital by 7:30am the next morning.
I went home and showered with the special antibacterial wash and took an antacid tablet. DH and I watched a movie and then had an early night. I woke just about every hour checking the alarm clock as our usual one (DS) wasn't home! I was scared we'd sleep in!
Got up at 5:30am and had another antibacterial shower and another antacid tablet. No breakfast for me as I had to have nothing to eat from midnight the night before.
We made our way up to the hospital and were greeted by the receptionist by name which was really nice. A midwife took us through to the recovery area where I got dressed into my hospital gown and DH into his scrubs.
The midwife took my BP, pulse etc and then asked a few standard questions. The surgeon came and introduced herself and also the anaesthetist. They both explained their procedures and I signed the consent.
About 20 minutes later I walked the 10 metres to theatre and sat on the edge of the bed for my spinal anaesthetic. It worked really fast and I was numb from the chest down very quickly. They insterted a urinary catheter and then it was all on! I felt very calm and happy.
I didn't actually realise they had started cutting and when I asked if they'd started yet they said your baby is nearly here!
A few minutes later they held up my baby girl for me to see. She had quite a lot of mucus so was taken straight over to the paediatrician for suction and a bit of c-pap oxygen. That was a shame as we'd planned skin to skin straight after she came out but of course all I cared about at that point was getting her breathing right and her lungs clear.
After about 30 minutes of being over with the paediatrician they finally brought her over to me and I got to see her properly for the first time. The surgeon had already finished stitching me up by that time!
She is the spitting image of my husband! So funny! My DS looks like me and DD looks like DH!
They then wheeled us into recovery where I was attended to my about 3 midwives. I breastfed Lily and had lovely skin to skin cuddles. We were then transferred up to the post natal ward where I had my own room.
Everything went really well and I couldn't fault the experience. It was very calm and controlled which was healing for me and DH after last time's disaster.
Lily is now 9 days old and thriving. Im fully breastfeeding after not being able to last time which is such a joy to me.
I hope this helps anyone else having an elective caesarean.

Lily Annabel
Born 31 May 3013
Weight 3210grams / 7lb 1oz.
Length 51cm
Head circ 34cm

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#2 ~AnA~

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:55 AM

Congratulations!!! So glad to hear that you a positive birth experience smile.gif

Ps, I love the photos, she adorable!

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:20 AM

What a wonderful birth story! Welcome to the world Lily. She is beautiful!

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:42 AM

Oh, she's cute! And I love the big brother love going on in the second pic.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:02 AM

She's beautiful. Thanks for sharing your wonderful story and gorgeous photos - the one with your husband and children is perfect. smile.gif Congratulations.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:23 AM

Congratulations! Lovely photos, thanks for sharing.
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:34 AM

Beautiful photos, it's wonderful to hear such a positive birth story, clearly a good experience for all involved smile.gif

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 01:43 PM

What a beautiful birth story - congrats on the breastfeeding. She is so beautiful. You look amazing!!! Congratulations!!
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:48 PM

Gorgeous! You look fantastic too!
Well done and welcome to Lily.
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:50 PM

Congratulations! She is a super cutie wub.gif love her name wink.gif

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:48 PM

She's so gorgeous. I love the photo of the two of you together wub.gif


Thank you for sharing your story too, helping me make decisions atm smile.gif

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:14 PM

Congratulations! I'm so glad you got the positive experience you wanted smile.gif

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:53 PM

Great story. So glad you had a calming experience this time around. Also gorgeous photos!
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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:48 AM

Oh look at how beautiful she is. wub.gif

Congratulations, great story. I loved reading it.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:07 AM

Congratulations, She is beautiful wub.gif
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