Wednesday, November 23, 2011


At my 20-week ultrasound, the doctor said I had placenta previa (plus some other fun complications that weren't affecting me or the baby thus far,) and to come back for another look at 30-weeks to see if it had moved (as the uterus grows, the placenta can move with it.)
Newp. So at 30-weeks, he pretty much told me they're going to want to go with a C-Section. *shudder*

My doula sent me a link to a freaky horror show video about a 'natural' c-section... where they try and make it as much like a vaginal birth as possible, where they lower the drape after the baby's head is out, so you can see him/her being born and they bring the baby out more slowly, so the liquids can be expelled more naturally from the lungs, etc etc. After being torn between crying with joy for the couple on the video and gibbering in terror that they will want to put needles in. my. SPINE!!! this surgery will be happening to me, I thought about whether I'd be interested in trying it this way, and seeing the baby emerge. Here is how I envision that scenario... (with crappily drawn illustrations...)

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Hmm... can't decide...

photo from the movie Alien. Masterful cartoon drawn by Yours Truly.


  1. Love your cartoons. That looks just like my last section, lol.

  2. I'm sorry you won't get the birth you want :(

  3. lol! Sorry but getting to the last illustration, I barked with laughter. The epidural won't be that bad, I have a messed up fused spine and when I went it to have Drake it was super easy.

  4. Regardless of what you choose, the end result will be totally worth it! I had an epidural with my first, because after 30+ hours of labor, I was in too much pain to sleep, and the OB said the baby most likely wouldn't come until the morning. Of course, she showed up 2 hours after I finally caved and got the damn shot. Sigh. Oh well. The good news is that the epidural didn't hurt!


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