Preparing for a Cesarean Section
I have been thinking about my up coming birth with baby number 3. I will be having a third c section due to a low lying placenta. My experiences of c sections have been very good but still can’t help but worry about the whole thing. Most concerned about the spinal block, when I had Ophelia they hit a nerve over my right hip that has left me with some nerve pain. My mum had a c section with my youngest sister and the spinal block left her with parasthesia in her leg, mum has to take so many painkillers every day just to ease the pain. I just hope I get a good anaesthetist.
So this week marked 26 weeks into my pregnancy.
Where on earth did those 26 weeks go? At the beginning of last week I literally had nothing ready, unlike with my last two pregnancies where, by 26 weeks I had everything ready! I guess already having 2 under 2 will do that!
I was 4 days over due when I went into labour with Sebastian. 16 hour labour 3 of those spent pushing… He was not coming so the rushed me down for an emergency c-section. Oh my gosh I was in so much pain until they put the spinal block in. . With Ophelia I went into labour 3 weeks early. My waters started leaking so the hospital told us to go in. When we got to the hospital I was already 2cm dilated, but needed a c section due to a low lying placenta, we had planned for a c section. I did not go into full blown labour with Ophelia and I was so much more relaxed this time around! . I am hoping that I will be just as relaxed when baby number three is due to arrive! . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . #modernmum #dailyparenting #ukparentbloggers #momclub #motherhoodmoments #honestparenting #mymotherhood #mumstagram #motherhoodalive #realparenting #parenthoodunplugged #thejuggleisreal #simplymamahood #daytodaymakeup #motherhoodrocks #mylifeinsquares #mummakeup #mybeautifulmess #mumbun #mumsthatgotthis #theunstoppablemama #mamablogger #pregnancy #labour #csections #momswhoblog #thisparentlife #documentingmotherhood #inbeautyandchaos
You might be thinking, hold on a second she still has about 14 weeks to go. That’s true but my daughter decided to come three weeks early, and I have been told that there is a high possibility that this baby will be coming early too. I also threatened pre-term Labour at 32 weeks and 35 weeks, I was rushed into hospital both of those times.
Anyway, I started thinking about what needed to be done. So first I started by getting all the clothing and bedding together and washing, drying, folding and putting away ready. The Moses basket is set up in our room and the baby swing is ready to go!
My hospital bag is almost complete everything for baby is in there, I just need some things for me! I also need to get some bags ready for Sebastian and Ophelia as they will be going to stay with my mum and dad for a night or two!
What’s in my hospital bag?