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c-section for baby #1 (Anonymous)

My daughter is now 1 year old. I was induced a week early because I was constantly dizzy and they didn’t know why. So I started the induction on a Thursday with a gel on my cervix and my labor mildly started that evening. I was admitted Friday morning and they broke my water at 11:00am and started pitocin. I ended up having her at 4:45 Saturday morning via c-section because I was unprogresing with the dialation. I had no idea this could happen. I made it a little past 9cm , and then the pressure from her head on it for so long caused swelling and I went back to 7 cm. I was fighting the push. I ended up having the c-section. I was so scared for that but it was easier than I expected. Until afterwards. It was hard to heal from and really painful. But I had no complications. I am proud of myself for everything I went through and we are now ttc #2. Everything is worth it in the end! I love my daughter and now I have this scar to show for what I went through. Although some days I dispise it and wish it were gone I have to except that it is a part of me forever… This site has helped me to realize that. And I also have a stretched hole above my belly button from a belly ring… another thing I wish would dissappear but never will. As much as I hate it, my daughter is worth it all.



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  • Sarah Friday, November 30, 2007, 11:38 am

    Your belly looks great and you have a beautiful daughter to show for that hard labor–be proud! :)

  • anon Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 7:08 pm

    thank you Sarah… I don’t know why I have that less than perfect attitude about the scar… guess it just upsets me that women can go naturally and never have that line I am going to be stuck with forever :( I am learning to accept it though.

  • Boo Sunday, January 6, 2008, 12:10 am

    You look so great. I also have a c-section scar so I know how tough it can be to deal with. Your stomach looks really really good though! You’re lucky to not have stretch marks (or have faded ones). I’m only 9 months post partum but I hope I look that great when I finish losing weight! :D

  • margarita Sunday, January 13, 2008, 7:32 pm

    that doesnt even look like a scar, it looks great! really!!! YOU LOok GREAT!!

  • anon Monday, January 14, 2008, 5:27 pm

    thanks girls

  • New Mom Thursday, December 10, 2009, 2:02 pm

    Wow, your tummy looks great! I have stretch marks and suffered 4th degree tears. How quicky did you heal after the C-Section? I don’t know if I should request one for my next…I really don’t want to tear again.

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