Giving Birth

Advice on having a 4th c-section?

I am a mother of three, three, and under. All births were cesarean. We would like to have another baby soon. My only worry is surviving a fourth surgery. Looking for advice from other Mothers who have experienced more than three cesareans, preferably close together. I would love to hear about your experience. Thank you! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Twins Born in Different Decades? Yes, It Happened... And It Makes Perfect Sense When You Think About It

Twins Born in Different Decades? Yes, It Happened… And It Makes Perfect Sense When You Think About It

Having a baby on New Year’s Eve can come with some unexpected side effects. In one family’s case, they delivered twins that evening, with one being born before the clock struck midnight and the other being born after the New Year. The new babies were therefore born on two different days, two different years and two different decades.

Should I allow my mom in the delivery room?

My mother and I have never had the greatest relationship. My entire life, she was in and out, and I mostly lived with my dad while she did her thing. Last year, she reached out to me, and we started building a relationship and trust. I am 39 weeks pregnant with her first grandchild, and she expects to be in the room when I give birth. I don’t know how I feel about this. On the one hand, I want to let her be there because this is her first grandchild, on the other hand, I am not sure I am comfortable with the idea because we are not very close…what would you do? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

How was your back pain after getting an epidural for the second time?

I have one son already, and I’m expecting a girl now too. My first pregnancy, I tried my best not to get an epidural, but 6 hours into labor I asked for one and got one. I know every labor is different, but I really don’t want to get a second epidural knowing how it affected my back. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to bear the pain, even somewhat knowing what it’ll be like. I guess my question is for (Mothers who have had two epidurals) what can I expect? How was it afterward in the months prior to getting it again. Back pain is the only thing I’ve had a problem with after having one. Also, what are some MAJOR things that helped during the labor process to “make it easier” up until the baby is ready to come out? THANK YOU IN ADVANCE Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Amy Schumer Wrote 'My Choice' When Asked Why She Had a C-Section, and We Couldn't Be Cheering Harder

Amy Schumer Wrote ‘My Choice’ When Asked Why She Had a C-Section, and We Couldn’t Be Cheering Harder

The star, who has been candidly celebrating her post-pregnancy body, pumping, hospital mesh underwear and more on social media, recently shared a medical form via her Instagram story. On the form, she wrote that she delivered Gene via C-section and was asked for the reason behind that. Amy made a powerful statement by simply writing “My Choice” in response to the question and the internet cheered her on.

I am upset that I won’t ever get to have a natural birth again: Advice?

I recently gave birth to my third baby. My oldest two are 11 and 8, and I had them naturally. I thought I was done having babies, and when I ended up pregnant again at 32, I was ecstatic. I was so excited to do the whole labor all over again, as it was something I thought I was done with. When we found out the sex of the baby, my husband and I decided we would have one more child after this to try for a boy (we have three girls now). So when I went into labor on Christmas Eve, I was so ready and excited. I got to the hospital, and I was at 6cm and ready to go, and then the doctor pulled the rug out from under me. The baby had flipped breach, and I had to have an emergency c section. It was the scariest day of my life. I cried the entire time. I feel like a failure. We don’t want to wait for the 18months my doctor says I have to wait to get pregnant again in order to try for a VBAC. So if we want to have a son, I …

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My S/O doesn’t want to be intimate because he thinks of me giving birth: Advice?

Ever since my one year old has been born we barely have “adult time,” there are nights where he tells me he’s too tired and there are nights when we do have “adult time” that he doesn’t seem to into it… we go months without “adult time”.. he recently told me it’s because every time we do it he thinks about my sons head coming out and the whole birthing process… has anyone else had this problem and what can I do? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Rosalynn McGinnis Opens Up About Her Brave Escape After Being Held Prisoner by Her Stepfather for 20 Years

Rosalynn McGinnis Opens Up About Her Brave Escape with 8 Children After Being Held Prisoner by Her Stepfather for 20 Years

Rosalynn McGinnis was kidnapped by her stepfather when she was just 12-years-old and held captive for nearly 20 years before she was able to escape. Her stepfather raped and beat her repeatedly, impregnating her nine times while she was in captivity. She gave birth to her first child when she was just 15 years old.

I couldn’t eat after giving birth: Is that normal??

When I had my baby, I couldn’t eat or drink anything for days after giving birth even though I was shaking and starving. I had to force myself just to take a drink or have a bite of food. Did anyone else get like this? My sister had a big mac combo right after Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Was It Wrong for This Mom to Tell Her Husband to Choose Her Life Over Her Baby's Were Something to Go Wrong During Delivery?

Was It Wrong for This Mom to Tell Her Husband to Choose Her Life Over Her Baby’s Were Something to Go Wrong During Delivery?

One mom, who gave birth via cesarean, told her husband that if something were to happen to her during the birth to choose her and not their baby. Now, she and her husband are thinking about having a second and while sharing the news with friends, she admitted that the same sentiment would apply this time around.

My Mom Posted My Birth Announcement on Social Media Before I Could: Am I Right to Be Upset?

My Mom Posted My Birth Announcement on Social Media Before I Could: Am I Right to Be Upset?

A new mom writes in asking for advice after her mom, the new baby’s grandmother, posted a birth announcement on social media before the new mom could. This mom says she feels disrespected and that she wanted to announce the arrival of her baby in her own way. Any advice for her?

Can my boyfriend put his name on the birth certificate?

I am 8 months pregnant and my boyfriend is not the father of my child. I know who the father is and the father knows as well, but he has told me many times that he wants nothing to do with my or the baby. My boyfriend wants to step up 100% and I want to let him. He wants to raise this child as his own. My question is, can my boyfriend put his name on the birth certificate? Or is there something legal we can do? Please help! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Should I allow my ex to be in the room while I give birth?

I found out my husband was cheating, so I signed a divorce paper. Well, I am currently eight months pregnant. He says he wants nothing to do with me but wants to be at the birth and in the kid’s life. Should I allow him at the birth? Should I allow him to see the kid while at the hospital but not the birth? Should his mom still be invited to the hospital to see her grandchildren? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I get sick after giving birth: Has anyone else been through this?

So I am due for my third C section and was wondering if anyone experienced anything like this? The first one I got very sick the following week, I was due to have my son, and a week after I had him, I got sick as well. With my second son, I also got sick after I had him a day or two later!!! I’m wondering if it is my nerves, I have no health problems just when I have babies my body goes into shock or something.. I was going to talk to my doctor about something to calm me before the surgery but not sure what is actually going on with body!?!? He said I just have a low immune system, but I only get sick when it’s time to have the baby!!!! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.