We are attending a child birth education class with the hospital where we will have the babies. I signed up for several reasons:
The Hubs doesn't know as much as I do about lady parts/birth/etc and sometimes I forget that - so this ensures he learns about it all.
It came with a tour of the hospital <-- we actually missed this class while I was in the hospital - needless to say, we didn't really need a tour after a 5 day stint.
There is a whole class devoted to breastfeeding.
Last night's class was education on pain medication/options and cesarean sections. I was pretty knowledgable about my options. I was surprised to hear a girl in the class say she thought an epidural was "just a shot in your leg". Perfect example as to why these classes are available.
Anyways, we watched a video on what they do during a C-section. This is important to me because with twins, it's highly likely that I'll need a C-section.
They cut through the skin and fatty tissue really low on your belly -- they might even shave some hairs....eek!
The doctor moves your muscles aside.
Then they stretch the opening and clamp it back (cringe worthy)
The doctor carefully cuts the uterus and pulls the baby(ies) out the opening.
Yay the babies are here!
Wait, we're not done yet. The doctor has to stitch or staple the three layered hole up - which takes about 45 more minutes.
You have to heal from major abdominal surgery while taking care of brand new twins.
Did I mention I'm scared?
Many, many, many women have C-sections. Whether they are planned, unplanned or emergency, they happen all the time. It's practically routine. I'm still scared. I think, overall, I'm becoming more anxious because there are going to be TWO babies. Not one. One newborn is a lot to handle in and of itself but I'm having twins. I know it's possible. I'm just getting nervous.
The Hubs is staying home with me for the first two weeks and then my mom is coming for a week but after that...I'll be on my own. I guess this is the opportunity to show off my super woman skills....right?