Hi everyone, I am currently 10 weeks pregnant with my first, although this will be my fourth pregnancy; I'm 20. Anyway I wanted some advice from ladies on here who've had c sections, preferably those who have had an elective but any advice would be great. I've always known that whenever I have children that I would be having a c section out of choice; mainly to protect my pelvic wall from being damaged and to keep my downstairs tidy, but I also have an incredible fear of giving birth naturally, ever since I was very young I was adamant I wasn't going to do it...every time I think about it my hands start to sweat and I feel all giddy and numb! Please don't construe this in the wrong way if you are someone who's reading this and has had a natural birth but it's really not for me... I say power to you and well done but I'm not as brave as some of you! I appreciate that some people are totally against it (although I still struggle to see why) but that's not what this forum is for, right? I'm not looking to start a debate or people to start tearing each other down, I'm just looking for good, honest advice...we're all adults here after all I've managed to get some info off my Mum as she also had electives with some muscle repair but obviously I'd like a wider range of experiences! Okay now I've got that out the way please get in touch if you:
Had general anaesthetic when you had your c section (I won't be having a spinal block I'm far too scared of potential paralysis)
Had any re constructive surgery in conjuncture with your c section such as a mini tummy tuck or muscle repair and a reputable surgeon who does this (I did find one but he's retired now; I live in London but I'm willing to travel anywhere but abroad to get this done if I need it)
What was recovery like?
How bad is the scar? When I say 'bad' I mean how long does it take to look relatively normal again?
When were you able to be intimate with your partner again?
and finally....private or NHS?
Any response with regard to your experiences would be great
Oh PS, if anyone on here has breast implants I'd like to know if your boobs changed significantly during or after pregnancy and if you chose to breastfeed and what effect that had on them too, thanks again x