For those who know not…

Someone on my due date board has a boarderline placenta previa and they told her if the placenta didn’t move up by 38 weeks she would need a c-section. Of course most do move up (mine did) by delivery, so we are hopping that happens for her. However, her reaction was (as mine was when I got that news) one of devastation. Her exact words were "Having a C-Section would be the worse thing that could happen".

Sigh, if only she knew. I told her "Trust me when I say that a c-section is NOT the worse thing that can happen. It sucks and we certainly hope to goodness it won’t be necessary, but trust me, it’s far from the worse outcome". I then explained why a placenta previa is so dangerous in terms of baby’s oxygen being cut off and such, and that sections have saved many lives in this case.

Again hopefully it won’t come to that, I was so relieved that my placenta with Evan moved up and I avoided a section, however, I would have taken a section anyday if it meant a living baby today.

About mommamaynard

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on September 3, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Why is a c-section so bad?

    • Many reasons why a vaginal birth is way better then a c-section, same reason they wouldn’t give me a section when I asked after I found out about Evan.
      C-section has way more potential complications cause it’s major abdominal surgery, they have to cut through your ab mucles and your uterus to get the baby out. It takes way longer to recover then a normal birth. Then-having a c-section REALLY lowers your chance of being able to have another normal vaginal delivery because of the fear of uterine rupture, which can kill both mom and babe, b/c of the scar on the uterus from the cut. Lastly, you can only have so many sections, same reason, uterus get’s weaker each time cause of the cut, which means if you want to have loads more kids, your chances are lowered by having a section.
      That being said, a section is necessary sometimes to save the life of mom and baby, and should not used for any other reason then a complication with delivery like placenta previa or breach. I would rather have a section then a dead baby afterall.

  2. Yeah. I agree of course. C-sections are never a first choice, but thankfully they are a welcome alternative to the other option.

  3. Right before my SIL had her daughter I said “That’d be funny if she came out a boy” she said, “Thats my worse fear!”. People like that drive me crazy. I know what you mean.
    and shes only a few months along, she has a while for her placenta to move. Mine was just low lying but it moved away within the next 4 weeks.

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