QUOTE (Princess.cranky.pants @ 29/08/2011, 11:38 AM)
TBH I hate it when people say a Caesar is an easy, pain free option for child birth... and all the 'it's so easy, no pain at all, running around A week later'....
But, it happens to be true for a lot of women (myself included).
It is no different than women saying their VB was perfect and they were up and walking around straight after no pain etc. True for a lot, not for all.
I think it is human nature to talk about an experience in relation to oneself only. (not saying it is right, but people don't usually put in disclaimers saying ... but that was totally me, you could be the complete opposite, iykwim)
There are plenty of things I found hard about having a C/S but the hardest was not having my just born baby all sippery and wet placed on my chest. The closest I ever got was skin to skin on the table with DD3. But even then she was checked first before I got to hold her. I didn't get to hold my other two babies until I was in recovery.
See, this depends on hospital policy and the paediatrician. Mine were all gunky and gooey when placed on my chest. Curtain dropped, baby slid onto my chest while they cut the cord/sew me up and all that.
But it is a set date that you can plan for, and DH can arrange time off work to spend with me and children.
The date is by no means a guarantee though.
I have had 3 caesars. Only one was born the day he was booked (even then he might not have been because the OB was sick, but I insisted on a ring in
The other 2 decided they wanted to come earlier than planned. One by 7 hrs (a middle of the night caesar was actually pretty good because no PITA relatives hanging about at that time of night), the other one came a few days early.