This is a discussion on Anyone going for Caesarian section? within the Third Trimester forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; Originally Posted by reginakoh but that day i asked my gynae if hubby can go in if i choose ...
how come i still feel the cutting pain after epidural huh?
went for emergency c-section. due to some silly screw up, i actually went through both ga and epidural!
cons of ga is that you'll feel groggy for some time after delivery, and you'll be shivering like mad if you happen to be unfortunate enuf to be awake after the surgery.
pro is that you are really knocked out loh, can't feel anything at all.
epidural can still feel pple pulling at your skin. but i wasn't freaked out cos was still groggy from ga. :P
I managed to bf my baby about 3 hours after delivery. I find that it didn't really hurt the wound cos the baby is held at breast level, not pubic level.
lying down to feed was painful cos have to move the whole body to a suitable position.
i super kiasi of pain, was taking the max dosage of painkillers throughout my stay. after my stay, was still taking panadol!
you BF after 3 hours?? you mean after GA?? frankly i'm still in dilemma ofchoosing GA or epidural..
Epidural is good as in i can see baby "fresh from oven"...
GA good is, i dont hav to feel "eh....." when they're op-ing me but i'm afriad i can't BF baby on that day itself.. if that's e case will my BF "disappear??
try seeking advices from my close friend but dont know y they kinda feel that c-sect will make me seems lik a "useless" mother alrdy and if i took GA, i'll be even more "useless"... though never speak out but the meaning is there... *cries*
Relax k... Jiayou~ dont think so much about others. Just do what you want to. It's yr life.. Excited .. Counting down !
actually, i felt quite disappointed that i didn't deliver naturally cos I was already quite advanced in my contractions!
But then again, as long as baby and me are healthy, that's the most important. Also, even if we deliver by c-section, this doesn't change the fact that we also carry bbs in us for 10 months mah, not like we've got discount! haha.
dont't bother about pple . pple will always have a lot of things to say, cos speech is free what. they talk (or suggest) a lot of crap also free what, so maybe that's why they prefer to talk more crap loh. Hee
The breast milk will come if you latch baby on regularly and frequently. dont't push yourself too hard, but it's impt to latch as soon as you're able to. Think it takes a few hours for the GA to wear off.
The thing about GA is that baby will feel drowsy as well and may not be that interested in latching.
One of my friends had epidural for c-section but she started panicking, so they gave her a tranquiliser.
my mum so scare i'll panic in the OP threatre too so she is totally disagree with me choosing epidural... hmmm i just feel abit guilty towards my hubby cos he cant get to see baby fresh from oven...
anyone gave birth via c-sect + GA at Thomson Medical Center?? will hubby get to see baby immediately after i give birth and get to see him being weigh etc?? hehe...
i think hubby can see the baby immediately after if everything is okay. You must remember to tell the nurses what you want or dont't want when you are first admitted.
my hubby managed to take pics of baby being weighed.
hmmm. but you must be prepared cos c-section can be bloody painful when the painkiller wears off on the 2nd day. Think depends on individual's threshold. I was in pain for most of the first month, can die when get up from bed and when have to bend to go toilet.
Last edited by uddermummy; 18-05-2009 at 01:37 PM.
actually, i went through 2nd stage contractions as well.
and I actually thought the contractions were more tolerable than the healing process of the c-section!!!
i was like $#@! every time i had to sneeze or cough and was hunched over for at least one month!
I think i'm quite chicken when it comes to these kind of cutting and stitching pains. Haha
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Feeling alittle overwhelmed with the fact that I will be going for the C-sect on tentative date 2nd Aug & experiencing swollen feet now! (*gasp) EDD suppose to be 16th Aug. Delivering in Thomson Medical Center (TLC)...
Can anyone share your experiences on going through the process of C-sect? Should I be going for the half awake operation (epidural on the bottom half) or the All Knock Out type? Was told that it depends on whether you are the brave tiger or the scarly cat type!