My name is Kelly, I am 23 years old and had my first c-section on August 27, 2002. I was
2 weeks past my due date and was scheduled to be induced. The night before I was to be induced I went into labor on my own
with my contractions only 5 minutes apart. I was in labor for 19 hours and pushed for 2 hours, nothing happened though. The
doctor decided to do an emergency c-section because the baby was showing signs of distress also the doctors found out I had
a constriction ring, its a ring that keeps the baby from being pushed out and with each contraction it holds the baby in.
I was expecting not to feel the surgery because I watched a lot of c-sections on Discovery Health Channel's program
Birthday but my epidural was running out and I felt some of it. My baby came out and weighed 9 lbs much to the doctors surprise
because I had only gained 18 lbs throughout my pregnancy and they were expecting my baby to be smaller then that. The pictures
you see were taken about 3 months after the surgery. At first I was very depressed that they gave me a vertical incision because
I feel my stomach is now ruined forever, I wish I could've at least got a bikini cut. I keep in mind that everything in life
happens for a reason and the joy my son has given me outweighs any scar, for him I would've given an arm or leg. When he is
older I can show him his "door" to life and the scar is just a reminder to me how truly blessed I am to have such a healthy,
beautiful, perfect baby boy. I wouldn't change my experience for anything in this world. I am now 5 1/2 months pregnant again
and due to have a repeat c-section on August 8, 2003. This time I requested I be given a bikini cut and the doctor OK'd it.
I feel a bikini cut would heal better and this way each child can have it's own "door." As soon as I take more pictures
I will be glad to post them here. Lots of Luck to all the Mommy's out there.
|Kellys scar at 23 weeks pregnant