View Full Version : Vaginal Delivery VS. C-Section
12-28-2005, 04:49 AM
Ok is there anyone out there who has done both? I had my prenatal appointment yesterday and we were discussing my InterStim unit and my pelvic floor mess. (I had to buy a special belt to wear because the baby was puting too much stress on the pelvic floor and I was having a hard time walking, bending, sitting, etc.)
Anyway, he said it would be up to me, since Medtronics and my uro-surgeon won't come up with anything on InterStim and delivery. I do know on their website it says it's not approved for pregnancy and delivery. Well, the OB said he would do some more research on the topic, but said that I should discuss my options with my primary OB. (I had to see him yesterday because the office wants their patients to see both, in case you should go into labor and one of them is on call rather than the other)
I am really leaning towards having a c-section done. I'm not concerned with scars, and I have had plenty of abdominal surgery so I already know the risks, understand the recovery period, and could care less about scars.
Has anyone had both? I just want some input and opinions, but am going to talk to the OB at my next appointment at 30 weeks about the options. Thanks!
12-28-2005, 07:52 AM
I have had both. My first was vaginal and my last was c-section. I believe the c-sect caused my IC. It was 6 weeks later I started getting symptoms. For me, both births were pretty dramatic. Long stories on both. One plus for the c-sect it was planned so there was no labor. Minus, not lifting anything heavy for 6 weeks after. So it is hard to say. But with your problems with the Interstim and the stuff it has caused, if it were me I would lean more towards the c-section, just because of the pelvic issue. You IC might be thrown into a loop afterwards, but it will be worth it when you hold your bundle of joy....
12-28-2005, 01:29 PM
I have had neither but currently researching IC causes and although both are concidered abdomenal surgery was higher. I hope and pray that all goes well!!
I am full of scars and could care less...:grouphug:
12-28-2005, 01:32 PM
I have had all 3 c-section but the first one I tried vaginally and she was just to big for my pelvic size. All my pelvic trouble IC included started after the first c-section and got worse after each one. Sorry Ic oculdn't help ya much just wanted to let you knwo I was thinking about you and the little one.
PS Any names yet??????
12-29-2005, 03:14 AM
Well I figure my IC is already fully blown, and my pelvic floor is already messed up ridiculously, plus the fact that other InterStim patients have been told to elect for the c-section, so I am not sure that the C-Section would mess me up any more than I already am. I figure I've had my appendix removed and my gallbladder taken out, what's another abdominal surgery?
Guess I'll just talk to the OB about it when I go in for my 30 week check up (I feel like a car!) :)
Wellllllll as far as names go, you know how it is...you change your mind a gazillion times!!! Actually, we have kept one name constant, and that is Rachel. We also like the names Kelsey and Alexis, but we decided early on before we found out the sex that if it were a girl she would be Rachel.
I just get sick of people saying, "Oh like the t.v. show Friends?" GRRR
12-29-2005, 03:28 AM
I think in your case with the pfd problems, and the interstim it would be a good choice to have a c-section. sending out hugs..
12-30-2005, 02:46 AM
I think I'm definitely electing for a c-section now...my OB got the run around from Medtronics and was told that the stim was generally not implanted in people capable of having children. Medtronics told him that!!! Great huh?? GRRRRR...
12-30-2005, 04:09 AM
You must feel very relieved now that you've made your decision. It won't be long now until you are able to hold that little girl in your arms!
12-30-2005, 09:58 AM
I had IC way before kids. First one after banging on the cervix 37 hours had to be C-sect. The scar is right over my bladder, but I don't think it made IC worse. Second kid was vaginal so I am a VBAC - but cutting the perineum to get het her out fast due to cord around neck was a misfortune. Breast feeding is calming to bladder I think. IC gradually worse after many years, but glad to have kids! Good luck. PeeVee
12-30-2005, 11:08 AM
Not implanted in people capable of having children. Well they let them put it into you didn't they....Sometimes I really do wonder if they know up from down....At least you will know now what to be expecting and maybe wont have to put up with the labor pains. I liked that part....The anestha. screwed up my epirdual, so I had to lay flat for 24 hours after having him, and not getting to hold him sucked, but no labor pains. And you will be able to plan and have the family there. Anyways cant wait, hope to see pictures of the bundle of joy once she gets here..... :angel:
01-06-2006, 01:06 AM
I only have one child, and I had a c-section. Everything about it was great! I will opt for another one and hope that my IC doesn't get worse for another ab. surgery. Also, I LOVE the name Rachel! I was a big Friends fan, and I did not even think of if until I got to the part about it in your post!
Are you on any med. while preggo?
01-06-2006, 07:38 AM
I know--and quite honestly--I don't trust Medtronics since their statements keep changing on the c-section front. GRRR.
I'm not on any meds for my IC because there just isn't enough data out there that I am comfortable with as far as the effects of my baby goes! I am a little nervous about a c-section, but I have had so many surgeries, and at least with this I get the best gift of all after!
01-06-2006, 10:00 AM
I feel the same way that you do. I need some really safe thing to try, but I haven't found one. As long as I know that my pain isn't going to turn into a UTI, I think I can handel the spasms. I just found out that my flares come right before my period. Maybe by getting pregnant, I won't have them at all. It could also go the oppisite way too!! Good luck with your pregnancy. There is nothing in the world like a little baby girl!
01-06-2006, 12:35 PM
i had two vaginal births and given the option i would of had a c-section with both. my epidurals never took and i was in so much pain. i think that iif you know all the risks of the surgery you should go for it.
01-06-2006, 12:45 PM
I have an appointment with an anesthesiologist on Tuesday to talk about the medications, blocks, epidurals, and the InterStim. I'm pretty relieved about this, they actually called me out of the blue and said my OB requested this visit.
Susie--my mom had an epidural with me but she delivered so fast that it kicked in after I was here!
01-06-2006, 03:59 PM
I just wanted to tell you how proud I am of you. You have did everything so right for this angel you are carrying. Rachel or what ever name you two decide on is going to the the perfect little girl when she get here, because she has a mommy doing everything perfect right now.
I can tell by the way you and your husband has handle things you both are going to be some of the greatest parents there is.
01-07-2006, 05:39 AM
I have been having a particularly hormone induced rage-day, so your comment really made me feel better!! I will be so glad when I don't cry or jump at the littlest things!
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