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    Re: wife is having a C Section

    My wife had 3. All started because my first born was stubborn. C-sections were simple and all went well. Congrats to you on being a dad!



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    Re: wife is having a C Section

    In the words of Martin, that's my fit!
    My wife had a C-section for our twins 13 weeks ago. Minimal scaring and she was up and around doing everything normally within a week minus heavy lifting and jogging of course. She preferred it that way, and no long labor issues.


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    Re: wife is having a C Section

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    My wife had 3. All started because my first born was stubborn. C-sections were simple and all went well. Congrats to you on being a dad!
    all same here except my wife had a section on 2 of 3. our first child was stubborn, upside down, and got stuck. she was almost an emergency section. that was scary. other 2 were planned due to my wife's health and bigger babies than number one. if they let you cut the cord, keep your eyes forward and don't look around the sheet. welcome aboard!



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    Re: wife is having a C Section

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryPanda View Post
    good news a new Cyclone fan is coming Thursday morning.

    bad news, well not terrible news, but we have to have a C Section, any words of wisdom fellow Cyclones, to calm this nervous dad down.
    My kids are about to turn 22, 20 & 18 all 3 were c sections...

    Here is the deal... tell your wife not to eat very much or at all the day before. This will clear out her bowels...

    There are 2 parts of recovery... one is the stomach muscles the more painful is when you bowels wake up If your tract is full you cant break wind & its super painful.

    We discovered this when we decided to have a nice dinner before our 2nd child. The recovery sucked. so on the 3rd child we tried the advice I'm giving you and it was much better.

    If your wife's doctor is a dude, he wont understand. If its a woman who has had a c section then she will agree.

    Good luck bro. A nice deal with the c-section is its like a bfast meeting, you check your schedules and decide on a date.

    Best of luck, it will work out great...



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    Re: wife is having a C Section

    Quote Originally Posted by CRcyclone6 View Post
    all same here except my wife had a section on 2 of 3. our first child was stubborn, upside down, and got stuck. she was almost an emergency section. that was scary. other 2 were planned due to my wife's health and bigger babies than number one. if they let you cut the cord, keep your eyes forward and don't look around the sheet. welcome aboard!
    Do most people not watch the c-section? I thought it was really interesting and it somehow made me feel better being able to watch it. Very neat experience.



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    Re: wife is having a C Section

    Don't look over the curtain... We had our twins via C-section. The advantage is that the babies come out without getting the smooshed noggins and bruises everywhere (they look perfect). Ours was semi-planned, meaning we went to the doctor for a routine check-up and she decided we were going to have the babies that night (36 weeks) since my wife was starting to show symptoms of pre-eclampsia (basically she was becoming allergic to her pregnancy). Our doctor appointment was at 6pm or so and we had the babies at 4am the next day.

    I was freaking out the whole time but apparently hid it well as my wife said she couldn't believe how calm and collected I was... I'm pretty sure if I'd looked over the curtain I'd have been in trouble... Blood doesn't bother me, but stuff not where it is supposed to be does...

    I don't know about anyone else, but I was waay more worried about my wife than the babies during the c-section. My only recommendation is to focus on her as she's going through a pretty scary experience (as common place as it is, it's still major surgery). We had two separate teams ready for the babies. We were lucky and they never had to go to the NICU, which is pretty rare for 36 week old twins. (5 lb babies).

    Good luck!



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    Re: wife is having a C Section

    Quote Originally Posted by BKLYNCyclone View Post
    Don't look over the curtain... We had our twins via C-section. The advantage is that the babies come out without getting the smooshed noggins and bruises everywhere (they look perfect). Ours was semi-planned, meaning we went to the doctor for a routine check-up and she decided we were going to have the babies that night (36 weeks) since my wife was starting to show symptoms of pre-eclampsia (basically she was becoming allergic to her pregnancy). Our doctor appointment was at 6pm or so and we had the babies at 4am the next day.

    I was freaking out the whole time but apparently hid it well as my wife said she couldn't believe how calm and collected I was... I'm pretty sure if I'd looked over the curtain I'd have been in trouble... Blood doesn't bother me, but stuff not where it is supposed to be does...

    I don't know about anyone else, but I was waay more worried about my wife than the babies during the c-section. My only recommendation is to focus on her as she's going through a pretty scary experience (as common place as it is, it's still major surgery). We had two separate teams ready for the babies. We were lucky and they never had to go to the NICU, which is pretty rare for 36 week old twins. (5 lb babies).

    Good luck!
    This! We didn't have a curtain for ours. I was told it was pretty gruesome, but I could look if I wanted. I didn't plan on looking initially, but curiosity got the better of me. It was... interesting. Like you said, stuff is in places where it's not supposed to be. They really have to move things around to get to the baby.


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    Re: wife is having a C Section

    My wife is pregnant and due in June with our first child. Whichever way she ends up having the baby, I will not be peaking at anything. I don't need to see her body stretched to it's limits or opened up. I'm not sure if I could handle it.



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    Re: wife is having a C Section

    Quote Originally Posted by kberyldial View Post
    Don't look behind the curtain if you aren't prepared to see her spilled out all over the place.
    First and best suggestion, I know from experience and when my wife has our 2nd via Cy section in April I swear I'll hold off the temptation to look. That being said, our first was born natural and the Cy-section was a much better experience for us. It all depends on the person but definitly nothing more to worry about. And as special as it is, if you do make that choice to video tape the delivery(head-scratching), don't be that guy that has to show the first 20 people that show up to see the baby.



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    Re: wife is having a C Section

    thanks everyone, hearing the stories have helped a lot



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    Re: wife is having a C Section

    i have a 5 year old, a 3 year old and an 11 month old. all 3 were c-sections, mainly since the 1st one was. wife was in labor (trying for natural birth) for over 24 hours and the kid was sunny side up and his nose wouldn't clear. decided to do a c-section and at that point, doc comes into the surgery room at 5 am and says its "Miller Time". i guess his name was miller. not too funny at the time but now i think it was hilarious.

    i couldn't look over the curtain the first time because i was worried about my wife and baby, but looked for the others, no big deal. i couldn't see anything but a hole and they had everything covered with the fake skin. just be ready for all the moving and pushing they do to her when taking the baby out.


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    Re: wife is having a C Section

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryPanda View Post
    thanks everyone, hearing the stories have helped a lot
    I think the freakiest thing is that there is ZERO lolly-gagging. Once you are told to get the oversuit on be ready. You'll go in once she is on the table and things will be in serious motion. Don't get freaked out by that. Trust in the docs. Word of advice. There is alot of tugging that your wife will be feeling. CONTINUALLY reassure her that she is doing great. NO signs of panic out of you sir. That is why I said if you are not able, do not look and go white on your wife.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kberyldial View Post
    Don't look behind the curtain if you aren't prepared to see her spilled out all over the place.
    This



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    Quote Originally Posted by clonetil01 View Post
    And as special as it is, if you do make that choice to video tape the delivery(head-scratching), don't be that guy that has to show the first 20 people that show up to see the baby.
    To clarify my earlier video suggestion, I would NOT recommend videoing the actual delivery. I was talking more as they clean him/her up, weigh the baby, etc. No one wants to see the actual delivery. :)



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    Re: wife is having a C Section

    All 3 of ours were C-sections, all 3 went smoothly, and recovery time wasn't bad.

    Apparently I'm different than most here, as I watched over the curtain on all 3 (and videotaped the deliveries). I thought it was much more fascinating than disturbing, and my wife was pretty much the same way. She kept asking me for details while the whole thing was going on.

    Congrats by the way. I'm sure everything will go well as they do these all the time.



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