Oh, wait... What? That's not how the song goes?
I've been having an internal debate for some time now...
To c-section or not to c-section?
Baby #2, that is...
(Yes, I really am thinking that far ahead. No, I am not pregnant. Yet.)
My cesarean left me with a buttload of side effects, good and bad. I feel muscle spasms and phantom baby kicks on the daily. And if I'm really lucky, I'll get these sharp burning pains along my incision. But you know what, I think I'd do it all over again.
Help me decide! Lets weigh the pros and cons, shall we?
Less postpartum bleeding
Pain in a different area (belly, not the girly bits)
No painful sex
Plan for baby's arrival
No (potential) problems with incontinence or hemorrhoids
No cone head baby
Can't hold baby right away
Daddy can't cut the cord
Repeat abdominal surgery may cause problems later in life (hernia, scar tissue)
Excruciating recovery when done med-free
Scar (which isn't even that bad)
I feel like I've failed as a woman.
I guess on that note, I should at least "try" a VBAC next time around. I say "try" because with my luck, baby #2 (and #3 and #4) will be breech. Where's that positive thinking when you need it? I guess there's always the version - because that went over real well last time.
Any c-section mommas out there? How was your recovery? Are you thinking of trying a VBAC next time? I'd love to hear any and all opinions on the matter!