In this episode, Lindsay shares her experience having two vastly different c-sections with each of her sons!
Lindsay’s Birth Stories:
My pregnancy with my oldest son, Wyatt, was quite eventful. My pregnancy started out normal and uneventful but I developed Shingles in my 2nd trimester. I have Crohn’s disease and take a strong immunosuppressive medication and was advised by my OB to stop the medication, for fear the Shingles would spread and get much worse if my immune system was weakened. While that plan did help the Shingles calm down, it also kicked off an intense Crohn’s disease flare, which ultimately lead to a 3-week early emergency c-section birth. While my birth with our oldest was scary and stressful, he was born perfectly happy and healthy, which was a tremendous blessing.
Fast forward 3.5 years and I was lucky enough to get pregnant a second time. My pregnancy was very normal and my Crohns was well managed by my medication. I had to decide between a VBAC and a scheduled c-section and my personal choice was to schedule a c-section. My fear was I would attempt a VBAC, it would not go as planned, and I would end up with another emergency c-section. My c-section stories are different but at the end of the day, they resulted in
healthy, happy, baby boys and for that, I am so grateful.
Lindsay is a Raleigh native and attended college at UNCW. She and her husband got married in 2013 and had their first son in January of 2015. Lindsay and her husband were stationed at Camp Lejeune in Wilmington, NC for 3 years and Lindsay and her son moved back to Raleigh in 2016 while her husband was deployed. When her husband returned from his deployment they bought a house and settled into life in Raleigh. Lindsay and her husband had their second son in July of 2018. Lindsay works as a Project Manager for a commercial security company and her husband is a Superintendent for a local General Contractor. They are avid Virginia Tech fans (GO HOKIES!) and enjoy spending weekends at their families’ Pine Knoll Shores beach house.
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