Re: Elective c section
I also have to agree with the previous poster. I also got an infected c-section incision before I even left the hospital, and I had to be re-hospitalized too. Then I had an open wound for 6 weeks while this healed. Let me tell you, it was really horrible. The pain and recovery of c-section is hard enough, but if you develop one of the many possible complications, it's even worse, possibly life-threatening. I had many problems due to all this, breastfeeding was almost nil (I wasn't able to continue), the baby had feeding problems, etc.
However, I also understand your concern about a big baby. I have a friend who had a 10 lb, 11 oz baby and she delivered vaginally. The OB had to break the baby's collar bone on one side to deliver him, because his shoulder got stuck (shoulder dystocia). If the doc wouldn't have done that the baby could have died. But the baby healed with no problems, and my friend said unless she touched him in just the wrong spot, you wouldn't have known there was any problem with his delivery. This is pretty rare I think, and I know others who have had big babies with no problem, but it's not like big babies aren't without risk either. I think you should talk with your OB about all the risks of each and find out what he/she recommends.
DD, conceived after infertility (3rd IUI), Born July 2007
Baby #2, conceived naturally! EDD March 16, 2009