From the US National Institute of Health

Older Mothers More Likely Than Younger Mothers To Deliver By Cesarean

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found that older mothers with normal, full-term pregnancies — particularly first-time older mothers — were more likely to undergo Caesarean delivery than were younger women with similarly low-risk pregnancies.  Read more: http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/mar2007/nichd-08.htm

I am an Older mom – and I delivered by Cesarean because I had 18 hours of labor with only slow progress for the first 12 and no progress in the last 6.  Turns out the World’s Cutest Baby was over 9 lbs AND facing upwards.  No way that baby was coming out normally without endangering ONE or both of us.  The operation was *frighteningly* quick and smooth.  Auntie got to watch it all and reminds me on occasion “I got to see your guts!”  I was shivering uncontrollably at the time and just happy all went well.  Silver lining?  WCB had none of the visible “squishing” effects like a pointy head or reddened face.  Cute from the VERY beginning!

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3 Responses to “From the US National Institute of Health”

  1. Bri. Says:

    Harry was a C-section baby, too. I had to be induced from zero due to pre-eclampsia, and after 17 hours of pitocin-induced labor, it was pretty obvious to everyone that they were going to have to go in there and get him.

    And it is shockingly quick isn’t it? Kris managed to catch an unintentional glimpse, and he was, like, “Baby, you just don’t want to know…”.

    I got the shakes, too. That part sucked. Other than that, it was a piece of cake.

  2. Lamont Cranston Says:

    One Lucky Mommy continues to remind her birthing coach/in-family nurse “I don’t want to know what my fat looks like.”

    Lamont

  3. Missy @ It's Almost Naptime Says:

    It’s true C-section babies are prettier.

    One of the prettiest newborns I ever saw was c-section with jaundice. Perfect AND tanned.


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