Labor and C-Sections? =/ user banned
Aug 21st '13

I've posted a similar thread before but I'm still really starting to get nervous.

I have to have a repeat C-Section. I am not a candidate for a VBAC in the slightest.

That being said, should I be doing the normal things women do to prepare for labor? The first things that come to mind are walking and stretching etc... should I even do things to encourage labor at all? When the time gets close, I mean.

I know that nothing actually starts labor, but should I stay away from common "labor tricks" completely? The first thing that comes to mind is sex.. should I stop having sex when I get to a certain week to discourage labor?

I'm so confused. I never prepared for even the possibility of a C-Section with DD. I was knocked out for it because they couldn't get the epi in time so I have no idea what I'm getting into or what I'm supposed to be doing at this point in pregnancy.

Pumpkin King 4 kids; Halloweentown, .., United States 7539 posts
Aug 21st '13

I had a scheduled c-section with my twins. My OB never told me to stop doing anything or refrain from sex. I just kept on doing what I normally did.

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3476 posts
Aug 21st '13

Stretching it good for you anyway and helps with aches and pains. You don't have to stop having sex unless you have premature labor.

Mama Constantine 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Colorado Springs, CO, United States 5844 posts
Aug 21st '13

I had a repeat CS. I didn't have to stretch or refrain from anything. Walking is good for you anyway, but I wouldn't see why you would have to.

bia. ., ., Portugal 102159 posts
Aug 22nd '13

I had a repeat with my second, and I didn't stop having sex,I had sex right up until I had her, witch was 39 weeks, unless your doctor tells you other wise, pretty sure you're ok. :)