first time mum’s positive intuitive c-section after reaching full dilation
I’m sure you won’t see this, being inundated with wonderful messages from wonderful women. But you did so much for me in preparation for an incredibly similar labour to yours. I had my wonderful doula, which gave both my husband, James, and me so much strength and reassurance, not just during labour but in the tricky lead up of battling the bullying from consultants. Threatening words that I was doing harm to my baby by wanting to wait for labour to start etc.
My boy eventually arrived 15 days "overdue" and via C section. But I went through 8 hours of what I felt was HARD labour, constant non stop contractions, thinking I was nearly there, to be told I was 1cm when I decided to have an exam. Another 10hrs later (and a few hours into an epidural so I could sleep) I was suddenly dilated to 6cm, two hours later I was 10 on one side and 9 on the other 🤔. 2 hours later I was 8. 2 hours after having waters broken I was 6!!!?! My waters dilated me, but he couldn’t come down.
He was such a clever boy, the cord was around his neck. He knew not to come down. And he was born via c section. Long gorgeous boy, Billy. And I was grateful for experiencing so much, in so many ways. And I had the strength your voice gave me to cope with it all. When I said yes to a c section I felt such relief. No more wondering when. It’s time to be looked after.
He’s now 17 weeks, a joyous giggling, farting, hilarious bundle of heaven. Sending lots of healing love. And as my mum always said. Smooth seas do not good sailors make. 🙏
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