My C-Section (Cesarean) at 41 weeks. A No Labor Baby Birth Story!

I asked my husband to sit down with me to talk about my birth story (it’s fun to have his perspective, too, right?)! I had a planned, but not elective, c-section at 41 weeks pregnant, due to ZERO labor!  No contractions, no dilation, no effacement, and a baby who refused to drop and was measuring BIG….

I feel like there is a lack of information out there about what to expect when you have a c-section – my birth classes simply talked about how to avoid them! I definitely appreciate that, but also feel like it’s nice to be prepared for anything….so I’ve opened up about my journey, and tried to include the most relevant information! (So that I didn’t have to subject you to a 45 minute video!!)

From the pregnancy and decision to have a c-section, to the procedure itself and recovery (including placenta encapsulation), here is the story of how our baby came out! 😉 He was born on June 21st, 2013 –  8lbs 2oz, 21 inches of perfection!

Please let me know if you have any questions about my experience, and we’d love to hear your stories in the comments below!

One thought on “My C-Section (Cesarean) at 41 weeks. A No Labor Baby Birth Story!

  1. Having a c-section does not make you any less of a mom! As long as Radley made it into the world safely thats what matters! I didn’t get to experience the immediate skin to skin contact with either of my boys. (Wish I could’ve) With my last one I fell asleep as soon as I pushed his head out! (Too much Stadol!) The doctor had to grab him and get him out the rest of the way! I didn’t get to hold him till I got back from surgery . ( got my tubes tied the same night) They gave me an epidural for the surgery. I guess I was so out of it because of the Stadol. That I didn’t feel them putting the needle in my back! I do remember having one heck of a headache from it, and my back itching where the epidural was. In the end it was all well worth it! My boys are 12 (going to be 13 in July) and 10! They are my pride and joys!

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