My birth plan was bullet proof. Or so I thought. I felt like I was going to conquer labour like I had many other things in my life (clearly quite naive). Feeling up for the challenge was an understatement, I was actually looking forward to it, that was until I walked into my doctors office the day I was due. An ultrasound showed a distressed baby with an irregular heart rate inside me.
My doctor looked at me and said, ‘I don’t feel comfortable sending you home, I don’t think the baby is okay in there’. I needed a minute to digest the news that I was not going to go into labour. I was never going to experience what I had spent every day and night thinking about and preparing for. I was shattered. More from the shock I think. Not one to love change or deviations from a plan, I was a tad worried that the experience of a c-section wasn’t going to compare to what other women experience from vaginal births.
Boy was I wrong…although a c-section isn’t my first choice, having had two now, I have come to terms with the fact that my body doesn’t quite prepare itself to deliver ‘ala natural’, but it sure does make a bloody brilliant little babe (or two in my case.)
We love hearing about births here at S+T – every single woman’s birth is different and the stories are just so incredible.
Monty had an awesome chat with Sophie Cachia AKA The Young Mummy about her birth….check it out below.
What was your birth experience like?