First DC was normal vaginal birth Second DC was elective c-sec for medical reasons
With 3rd DC I get to choose a VBAC or another section. No reason why the medical problem of DC2 would be repeated so expecting it to be my choice.
I'm torn. It's bloody sore squeezing a baby out of your vagina. I needed stitches, i had to pore water on my bits to pee for ages as it stung like hell. I was constipated and had painful piles after the birth. But i wasn't recovering from major surgery, i could drive and walk up stairs and lift things...
An ELCS was so peaceful, a wonderful birth experience. I loved lying there and then wow they just produced this baby with no pain!! I had the recovery obviously and this time will have a 2yr and a 4yr old at home. HOWEVER we have a nanny 7am-1pm so she would have the older 2 for those hours. My mum is 1 mile away. My DH can take loads of paternity leave.
I think i'm talking myself into another section just by writing this out to be honest...but i'm interested to hear if you've had both which would you choose again?
I had a horrendous first birth, ended up with 3rd degree tear and pph, with my second they advised a csection it was bliss, so much easier and less pain. I would choose a csection again although I get a little pang of disappointment that I'm not good at pushing my babies out the 'proper' way
You may not tear second time around. Second time around after delivering my placenta I immediately felt like I did pre-pregnancy. Didn't have a sore fanjo and felt amazing. I did however hire a doula who I believe helped me avoid a tear by gently telling me not to push as the head was coming out. Something nobody bothered to tell me the first time around. I would totally recommend a doula, they will support you through a CS as well, change nappies, dress baby, carry your bags etc.