It was 3 in the morning. My alarm was set to go off at 4. As I laid on the couch, my mind was racing. So many thoughts rushed through my head. 638 more words
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In my prenatal programs, I commonly hear “I already had a C-section and hope this time I can have a vaginal birth”. Depending on your previous birth experience(s) and your own health history, you do have a high chance of giving birth vaginally. 362 more words
“Still breech,” my OB-GYN exclaimed, as she glided the ultrasound probe over my belly.
It’s been two weeks since my standard 32-week prenatal checkup, where — in addition to analyzing my urine, asking about my exercise and diet, and addressing any concerns about the quickly approaching birth — my doctor checked the baby’s position. 1,027 more words
A planned C-section is much calmer than an emergency C-section, so I’m told.
My first daughter was born after 70 hours of labour that essentially ended with my body going, “well, we tried, but this isn’t happening,” and an emergency delivery was followed by an exhausted, full night’s sleep for both of us; me on the maternity ward, my daughter in special care (because she was an enormous 4.5 kg). 1,841 more words