Oct 082012

“They dumped another cesarean section on me!” – OB outside the room of a patient.

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 October 8, 2012  Cesarean, OB  Add comments

  21 Responses to ““They Dumped Another Cesarean Section On Me!””

  1. “I’m so terribly sorry my medical emergency inconveniences you. Perhaps we can find someone who wants to practice medicine? Someone who knew that a career in medicine didn’t mean working banker’s hours and that sometimes it’s a bit messy? I believe they call those people ‘Doctors.’ Are there any around here?”

  2. What are you bitching about? You get to work for 30-45 minutes and charge top dollar after NOT having done the pre-natal and probably NOT doing the postpartum. Now if you got into medicine because you wanted to be a high paid midwife and find surgery gross but necessary and really wanted to be there for the touchy feely stuff then please remember that your cesearan patient (she is a paticiant not a procedure) can hear you and put on your touchy feely hat on and go talk to her about VBAC or something.

  3. This one is mine. Perhaps she was so inconvenienced because she wasn’t on the l&d floor. It was in the neurological icu. I had a brain aneurysm and an 8 hour craniotomy the day before. The next day the neurosurgeons decided I was stable enough to undergo a csection. I don’t remember her saying this, but apparently she screamed it down the hallway and my whole family heard her. How awful to go to another floor to to surgery. (Sarcasm) I really truly needed a csection and she was complaining about doing it. Maybe because they had to have extra people and monitoring. I don’t know, I don’t remember her birth at all.

    • Wow… just wow. What a thing to say in front of a paitent’s family, and especially after what you and your family had already been through.

      I hope you and your daughter(?) were okay, and I sincerly pray that doctor never has to be present when one of her family is injured or sick and has a doctor complaining about doing a lifesaving surgery. Its shameful.

    • I’m so sorry. :-( What a terrible thing for a doctor to do. :-(

    • My mother had an undiagnosed brain aneurysm rupture while she was on the toilet a few days after giving birth. Every doctor she saw thought it was such a miracle it hadn’t happened during delivery. <3

    • Hi, Emily! :)

  4. Emily… I am so sorry you had to endure such a traumatic series of health emergencies. And I’m sorry you cannot remember your daughter’s birth. I praise God that you survived this ordeal though! As for this surgeon, had I been a member of your family, I think I would have been throwing punches and lawsuits. How ridiculous!

  5. I also wanted to add that my section was a 10:00 am. Not in the middle of the night. I think I survived because I was young (24) at the time and very healthy. I never dreamed I would have a csection. This doctor also told me it wouldn’t be a good idea to vbac. She will be hopefully proven wrong.

    • A lot of doctors think VBAC is not a good idea, but studies have proven them wrong again and again. I have had 2 c-sections, one due to failure to progress and one due to breech discovered at 7cms, and if I have another child I will try to VBA2C. I won’t stop trying to push a baby out!

    • I had a doctor tell me 13 years ago, “Oh, by the way, from now on you’ll need c-sections for any babies you may have.” In the meantime, I’ve had 4 more children, all of them born vaginally and at home! Just because they say you shouldn’t have a vaginal birth doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t. Just sharing as a word of encouragement.

      • Kudos…..

        My 2nd (and youngest) was a VBAC without any anesthesia during labor-pushing and delivery. It was a peak experience compared to my eldest’s birth.

        Also, I had a Doula during labor. My VBAC baby was healthy, good APGAR score and we started nursing right away. I was older (26 years old) compared to the first birth.

        Glad you posted as to the Mythology of C-Sections – it’s just that….a Mythology.

        Reading Nancy Cohen’s book “A Good Birth, A Safe Birth” also helped get me mentally and physically ready for a successful VBAC.

        And my Dr (An Osteopath, NOT An OB/GYN MD!) also believed in my VBAC !!!

      • For any moms reading this, including the OP, there are times that your doctor is basing it on factual information, and having a VBAC could be very dangerous to mom and baby. If the cause for your first CS was something that can’t be changed (like my friend who had fused hipbones) please do not feel like you should try. We are scoffing at the docs who say “you have to have a CS every time because you have EVER had one.” But have no other real reason than “You have a scar on your tummy.”

        • Yes but this instance they where worried about a patched brain aneurysm rupturing again because they were worried that the stress of pushing would damage the patch job.

  6. No, they dumped another patient on you. You see, I’m a person, not a surgery.

  7. I am sorry to hear this. I had a successful VBAC in November 1984. No anethesia, except for repairing/sewing small episiotomy. Unlike my firstborn’s birth (C-Section performed due to slow labor). My 2nd baby was a boy – I waited 2 1/2 weeks to have him circumscised (it was done because his father wanted it).

    Many OB-GYN drs are scared of VBAC. I read Nancy Cohen’s book and also spoke with her while I sought a dr. Do you know that I found an Osteopathic dr, not an MD OB-GYN? I had intense labor for 4 hours – used visualization to get through it.

    I would not trade my VBAC for a million dollars. It was priceless. And about 36 hours later? I had the natural endorphin rush following birth (did not have that with my oldest’s C-Section).

    Always QUESTION drs demands if they do not feel “right” for you.

  8. I thought all obs loved doing c/s that’s what iread every day

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