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Csection at 37+6

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Amyll20 Mon 24-Aug-20 17:49:34

Hi ladies

I am brand new to this, not even sure if I'm using it correctly!

I have been told that my baby was measuring 9.9lb at 36 weeks so I am currently monitoring my glucose levels (which seem to be okay) it looks like I just have gigantic babies! Or the growth scan is wrong.

Due to being a FTM they are advising a C-section, I am petrified of the thought, all I have done is cry, it keeps me up at night. I really wanted to birth vaginally and I'm failing to come to terms with reality.

I'm scared of needles, I'm scared of being awake throughout major surgery, I'm scared of the shakes, I'm scared of not being able to look after my baby properly while I recover (dad isn't allowed to stay in the hospital due to covid) I'm scared of recovering in general, I'm scared the spinal will cause some kind of long lasting damage. I'm also scared that I may have to have steroid injections for babies lungs and they will be painful.

I don't know how to get over this fear, it's literally ruining the final weeks of my pregnancy and really getting me down.

Does anyone have any advice? Experience? And do steroid injections hurt? Do you have to have them at this stage? Where do they inject them?

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totallyyesno Mon 24-Aug-20 17:50:55

I had a planned section at 36w and was told that steroid injections weren't necessary.

PawPatrolMakesMeDrink Mon 24-Aug-20 17:55:29

Estimated larger weight babies than average alone isn’t an indication for section. You have choices, you can decline a section and wait for spontaneous labour. I would speak to a senior midwife and discuss things through with them.

everyonesmama Mon 24-Aug-20 17:57:17

Steroids into your bottom. They sting but ime not painful.
You will not be aware major surgery is even happening aside from them telling you and a bit of a strange sensation.
A planned section is a world away from an emergency one and I found it all rather calm and dare I say nice.

TakeMeToYourLiar Mon 24-Aug-20 19:08:04

You don't have to have the section just because they are predicted to be bigger.

But if you opt for one a c section is not that bad.

I'm requesting an elective for my mext baby, so really not that bad.

The anaesthetist stays by you all the time. Talks to you. Reassures you.

You can feel slight tugging by that's it. No pain.

I had no thoughts of what they were actually doing, too excited to meet DS.

I'll be honest, I did shake a bit so asked not to hold baby straight away, but it was like

I was fine to hold him in recovery and breast feed him for first time

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