I am heading into hospital tomorrow morning for my c-section, this will be my second child. My first was delivered by emergency c-section, i am having ELCS this time round and i am absolutely terrified.... on one hand it hasn't even sunk in that i am going to have a baby tomorrow and on the other i am just scared..... my head keeps thinking what if something goes wrong, the usual negative thoughts that we get and i just can't shake it...... i have kept myself busy all over the bank holiday and have spoilt my little boy rotten as he is going to be without me for a good few days now, staying with my Mum whilst i am in hospital..... the hospital stay doesn't bother me at all, i think the main thing is the going to theater and like i said earlier the worry of something going wrong, not with me, but with my newborn daughter.... she has been measuring small for dates since 30weeks but scans have shown that she isn't worryingly small and consultant was happy to let me go to 39+3 before having my section so they couldn't be that worried about her, right??????? i suppose i am just looking for some reassurance as i know i am going to have trouble sleeping tonight...... thanks in advance
I had an EMCS too and it was horrendous. A few friends had ELCS and had totally different, all positive experiences.
They waltzed into the theatre, chatted calmly with the docs and midwives and were given their babies pretty much immediately after they were delivered. Totally different delivery method to EMCS and all three of them have already stated they'll be doing the same next time!
I'm in same the same boat if that's any consolation. Elective CS tomorrow am after emergency one nearly 3 years ago for DS. Not sleeping yet which feels so silly as I know it will help. There are various specific bits of tomorrow I'm not looking forward to but trying to focus on meeting number 2 (who is also a girl according to scans...). Good luck and see you on the other side!