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1st Pregnancy Emergency Cesarean (Anonymous)

April 18, 2008

Hi, I was 20 when I found out I was pregnant, I had never really worried about my body although it was far from perfect. I stumbled across this website when I was searching after I noticed my 1st stretch mark at 34 weeks. I started to worry about what I would look like after I had my son and I have to say this website helped. I realised there was no “ideal” way to look after a pregnancy and everyone was different. I thoroughly enjoyed my pregnancy from start to finish it was a wonderful experience and I will definatly be having many more! I got developed really bad eczema at 12 weeks pregnant that lasted until about 36 weeks, I was all over my face of all places and I was more self concious about that than anything else! I was induced at 12 days overdue on a wednesday morning, and unfortunatly was allergic to the gel they used… so I had severe pains and constant sickness by the next afternoon and really though I was in labour only to be told it was just a reaction and I was only 3cm dilated! I thought I would never cope with real labour after this and began to panic! My partner and mother were on side to help me, and my partner was allowed to stay in a private room with me that evening… at around 1 o’clock in the morning my waters broke… and what a shock that was!! I didn’t have my son until 2.08am on saturday morning by emergency cesarean. I was fully dilated and pushing… having had only gas and air as pain relief before they realised he was stuck and I would have to have an emcs. Not the best experience as I had really wanted to be the first person to hold him and feed his straight away but nevertheless it was a wonderfull experience and as soon as I held my son for the first time and breastfed him it all felt so natural! Unfortunatly for Matthew, he was bruised and had a cut on his nose from where he had been stuck in the birth canal and his head was blistered from where they used the suction cap for a few days, but he is now 7 and a half months old and so beautiful, I look at him everyday and remind myself how lucky I am to have him. As for my body that is always an after thought. I have a partner who supports me 100% and loves my womanly figuire, and I love my stretch marks, they are a reminder of the wonderful 9 months I spent carrying my son!











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4 Responses to “1st Pregnancy Emergency Cesarean (Anonymous)”

  1. jessica Says:
    April 18th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    WOW I think you look incredible! Your belly is pretty much flat! Im stuck with a pooch that I hate! Your stretch marks arent that bad and I promise they will fade! Use Maderma for scars! It works! I used it and you can barley see my once purple stretch marks!

  2. Rachel Says:
    April 18th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    This is a great story of perseverance and sacrifice. I realize I don’t know you at all, but I am proud of you.

    You look great. Stretch marks fade and you are left curvy in the right places and a beautiful woman.

  3. Sarah P. Says:
    April 18th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Oh my you are so beautiful!!! I love your story! Isn’t it amazing how you feel like you can’t keep going on, but you have no choice and you can!? My daughter was born with assistance from a vacuum suction and had the same blisters on her head. It was so sad! They seemed to last forever! Your son is so adorable!!!

  4. Anna Says:
    April 18th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Wow it was scary to me how much the same your story is to mine. I was 19 when I found out I was pregnant. I had my daughter 8 and a half months ago. I was induced 10 days overdue. after pushing and pushing with onyl air and gas until I had to have MY emergency c-section at 2:02 and breatfed right away after..! weird

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