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Old 05-29-2006, 10:16 AM   #1
 
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Gwen Stefani had a c-section, so did Angelina, so did Britney.... I remember thinking that Jennifer Garner was one of the only celebs to give birth without a c-section.

And closer to home... more often than not people I know are having c-sections.

Is this procedure on the rise or am I imagining things? Do you think women are opting for this procedure or is there a medical need in most cases?
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It is on therise, dramatically. Many celebs have c-sections early to help avoid tummy sag. There wasn't a No option, since I didn't have a c-section. AFAIK, most are elective c-sections.
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I had a c/section but only because I was bullied by a nurse who told me my son was going to be too big and that they would have to use forceps and he would most likely be retarded and also that I would never be the same down there again, that's exactly what she said can you believe it . Anyways it was my first baby so she scared me to death, BTW my son was only 8.10
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Gwen Stefani had a c-section, so did Angelina, so did Britney.... I remember thinking that Jennifer Garner was one of the only celebs to give birth without a c-section.

And closer to home... more often than not people I know are having c-sections.

Is this procedure on the rise or am I imagining things? Do you think women are opting for this procedure or is there a medical need in most cases?
I just have this fantasy that the stars are having liposuctions during their c-sections. It makes the fact that they all look so good after giving birth more understandable to me.
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Old 05-29-2006, 10:35 AM   #5
 
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Does a C-section really cut down on tummy flab? How? And can you really get one along with lipo????
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I had one because my labor stalled after 17 hours & the fact that Betsy was ginormous (10 lbs 11 oz, 22" long & a 14 & a 1/2" head).
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Not suprising. I'm sure quite a few celebs have elective c-sections because they get some plastic surgery done at the same time. So, Meg, your fantasy isn't too far off the mark. Sarah Jessica Parker got a little Nip Tuck after her son was born.

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Not suprising. I'm sure quite a few celebs have elective c-sections because they get some plastic surgery done at the same time. So, Meg, your fanatasy isn't too far off the mark. Sarah Jessica Parker got a little Nip Tuck after her son was born.
I figured as much. Besides, celebrities can't be bothered with actual labor. They don't know when it will be over, how long the pushing will last, etc. With a C-section - there is a set day and time. Plus, the bonus is the plastic surgery. Recover from childbirth and plastic surgery all at once. So, when you do make your appearance - you look SMASHING!!!!
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Whoah! Angelina had a c-section?! Knock me over with a feather.

Yup, not only are c-sections on the rise but elective Cs are dramatically increasing as well.

Marielle (who will add the disclaimer that I have no issues with necessary c-sections, as I was born through one myself).
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I had a c/section but only because I was bullied by a nurse who told me my son was going to be too big and that they would have to use forceps and he would most likely be retarded and also that I would never be the same down there again, that's exactly what she said can you believe it . Anyways it was my first baby so she scared me to death, BTW my son was only 8.10

wow...a mean nurse scared me too after my C-section when she was removing the staples...she said that they were taking them out too early but she had to do it because the doctor ordered it ...but my incision would likely bust open and I'd be in a world of pain.

really nice, huh?
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Does a C-section really cut down on tummy flab?
I am not sure how much, but I have heard of women having their baby by c-section a month early to avoid a loose tummy. Your tummy really pops that last month, especially once the baby drops.
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Does a C-section really cut down on tummy flab?
I am not sure how much, but I have heard of women having their baby by c-section a month early to avoid a loose tummy. Your tummy really pops that last month, especially once the baby drops.
Doctors will agree to do that????
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Does a C-section really cut down on tummy flab?
I am not sure how much, but I have heard of women having their baby by c-section a month early to avoid a loose tummy. Your tummy really pops that last month, especially once the baby drops.
Tyson never dropped but boy are you ever right about that last month. I had not a ONE stretch mark until the last 3 weeks of pregnancy...at least none that were noticeable. Then, in that last 3 weeks, my stomach grew to unimaginable ..umm, proportions.
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...Sarah Jessica Parker got a little Nip Tuck after her son was born...
I didn't know that. She's so tiny, I assumed she just had one of those snap back bodies.
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I had a c/section but only because I was bullied by a nurse who told me my son was going to be too big and that they would have to use forceps and he would most likely be retarded and also that I would never be the same down there again, that's exactly what she said can you believe it . Anyways it was my first baby so she scared me to death, BTW my son was only 8.10

wow...a mean nurse scared me too after my C-section when she was removing the staples...she said that they were taking them out too early but she had to do it because the doctor ordered it ...but my incision would likely bust open and I'd be in a world of pain.

really nice, huh?
OMG I'm so sorry you had to go through that, both of these nurses should lose their licenses
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:38 AM   #16
 
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I had a c-section because I had to. I'd been in preterm labor for a week. The meds they gave me to halt the labor weren't working. I was having huge contractions. Finally, my water broke and they decided to let the labor progress but it wasn't going anywhere. My contractions got stronger but my cervix only dilated to something like 2.5cm. Pitocyn did nothing. My baby's head was getting bruised from getting slammed into my pelvis and she needed to come out.

I was told I can't give birth naturally by one doctor. When I had my second baby, I decided to go with that and have another c-section without questioning it. One other doctor told me relatively late into the pregnancy that he didn't agree with the first but I was not interested in finding out if he was right at that point. Both pregnancies were similar but I went into preterm contractions (not full-blown labor with that one) even earlier with the second baby. I wasn't going to be in labor for another week.

If I was going to have more kids, I might have been interested in trying the vaginal route but I wasn't. I knew my second would be my last and I didn't want another miserable birth experience.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:44 AM   #17
 
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My first baby was found to be breech when they were trying to put the internal monitor on his head and it wasn't there. I was 6 or 7 cm dilated so I had to have a cstction. I tried to have a VBAC for my second kid, but he was in distress so I had to have another one. If I have a third child, I will not attempt a vaginal delivery again.
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I can't believe someone would have an elective c-section...
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I couldn't answer yes to both poll questions.
My first was an 'emergency' after he went into distress due to a prolonged labor and his head was stuck on my pelvic bone. The doctor was trying to protect my health and the nurses contradicted her the minute she walked out the door.
With #2 & 3 I opted for the section. The second one would have been necessary, anyway, as her shoulder was presented.
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I can't believe someone would have an elective c-section...
HA! I asked for one. At the beginning of labor, I asked for one nicely. 12 hours into labor, I cried and cried for one. At about 20 hours into labor, I was shouting, cursing and demanding one. About 4 hours after that, when they finally accepted the fact that Tyson had not even DROPPED and I was obviously not getting past 2 centimeters dialation, they finally agreed.
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