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c section this morning !

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haylezu85 Wed 08-Jun-16 06:10:00

Off for my c section this morning. Starting to get nervous... Any last words to keep me calm ladies that have been thorough it smile

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amroc18 Wed 08-Jun-16 06:19:04

Good luck!

Have only had EMCS but it was a fantastic, relaxed experience for meeting baby (compared to the non progressing labour beforehand).

Advice I've been given this time (as my ELCS is Friday) is to take a book / something to distract you as although you're told to get there early you can be waiting a long time depending on where you end up on the list which they decide on day depending on who they've got.

Enjoy meeting your little one!

Eminado Wed 08-Jun-16 06:20:19

Good luck!!!

NapQueen Wed 08-Jun-16 06:20:51

Good luck! !

PamBagnallsGotACollage Wed 08-Jun-16 06:24:08

Have had an EMCS and an ELCS. EMCS was much calmer. Lots of slow breathing to keep nerves in check. Chatted to my husband to distract myself. The anaesthetist is your friend- both times they kept me so calm with gentle reassurance.

PamBagnallsGotACollage Wed 08-Jun-16 06:24:53

Good luck! Once you're in there you will see your baby in under 40 minutes. Probably under 30 as large part of a section is spent stitching up again!

Janefromdowntheroad Wed 08-Jun-16 06:25:06

Good luck! How exciting

I've had a hospital birth, a home birth, a c-section and a home VBAC.

C-section was lovely! You just lie there and then 5 minutes later they give you a baby grin

Come back and update us later x

Trickytricky Wed 08-Jun-16 06:25:24

Good luck. I had an ELCS last time, was a lovely experience. If recommend taking your own pillows, the hospital ones are sweaty and plasticky! Also be prepared that there will be lots of people in the room when you go into theatre. They'll all introduce themselves and are usually lovely people but just so you're not shocked! Oh and take snacks for DH/DP as if you end up at the end of the list he'll be hungry by time you go down to theatre.

PamBagnallsGotACollage Wed 08-Jun-16 06:26:10

Sorry- ELCS was calmer!!

Janefromdowntheroad Wed 08-Jun-16 06:26:46

Agree about the anaesthetist, mine was lovely, he was stroking my hair the whole time smile

Possibly a bit weird now I look back on it grin

Suzietwo Wed 08-Jun-16 06:27:13

In this morning too. Bleugh

haylezu85 Wed 08-Jun-16 06:36:35

Thank you all I've been through everything and feel pretty calm . Only thing I am worried about is how you feel during do you get breathless?

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lastnightiwenttomanderley Wed 08-Jun-16 06:43:06

I've only had am EMCS. No breathlessness but the epidural did give me the shakes, which I found hilarious!

lastnightiwenttomanderley Wed 08-Jun-16 06:43:37

PS. Good luck, what an exciting day!

flowerpower10 Wed 08-Jun-16 10:08:00

Good luck I having a c- section I hope you have a positive experience and have a healthy happy baby smileflowersI am booked in onJuly 28th I am nervous about it but know it's best for us it's lovely to see so many nice replies about C-sections being positive x

Suzietwo Wed 08-Jun-16 17:21:48

4th section v successful

haylezu85 Sat 11-Jun-16 20:36:10

Hi all section went to plan . My blood pressure was very low during so felt very breathless and shakey ! But no pain or dis comfort and a healthy boy at the end of it.

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GlowWine Sat 11-Jun-16 20:57:29

Congratulations! Wishing you a speedy recovery, and lots of cuddles with your new arrival.

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