Posted: 07/09/2009 at 04:15
I'm having an elective c-section in December, roughly 28th, and I'm getting nervous already!! My c-section has also been agreed as DS was born via forceps delivery, leaving v.bad tearing, after a 44 hour labour!
Your replies have relaxed me a little as the only people I know to have had c-sections have all had emergency ones so the stories aren't so pleasant.
May I ask how long you long the whole 'operation' takes.... The only time I have ever been to hospital is to have my DS, in Feb; hence my nerves!!! Do they let you have any gas and air to calm you down before they give you the spinal block??? (This is the bit that scares me the most - when I had DS I had an epidural but I was completely out of it by this time....)
Also, how long should I expect to be in hospital? Our hospital won't let any children in at the moment, even your own, so I'm not going to be able to see my Son for however long I kept in.... Some people have to me two days, others have told me 4.......
Thank you very much