My First C-Section: A Whirlwind delivery
I don’t even really know where to start with this post to be honest. I feel like starting with my second c-section doesn’t give enough background. Let’s start from the beginning, my first birth story, the c-section in 2013 with my first son. Throw on a pot of tea, this is going to be a long one!
Ok, so lets go back to 2013…uh actually 2012, that is when I found out I was pregnant! The excitement set in and I was literally over the moon! I was pretty young when I got pregnant, well that’s what everyone kept telling me. Kiyan was born when I was 27, I feel like it was the perfect age. My parents were young when they had me and I loved it! My mum had me when she was 24. Looking back I feel like we could have waited a couple of more years as I was still a little immature but I never regret our decision. I think I was a little naive to the pregnancy process and what to expect.
I feel like I had a relatively easy pregnancy, no crazy cravings except cheese sandwiches and Navel Oranges, yes only navel oranges lol. Other symptoms included the typical exhaustion in the first 3 months, not being able to keep my eyes open but other than that it was a great pregnancy. During my pregnancy I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, but I followed the strict the diet and exercise plan, which not only allowed me to feel great but I also only gained 20lbs, which fell off within weeks of giving birth. Towards the end of my pregnancy when my bump was growing I was peeing at every opportunity which was not fun but other than that I felt great and was so excited, I couldn’t wait to meet Kiyan!
The Fear of Giving Birth Sets In…
At about 8 months I went on my maternity leave, and that is when it hit me….this baby has to come out! Uhhhhhhh…I felt like I didn’t have it in me to withstand birth. My mum is a warrior so she kept telling me not to have the epidural as it can be dangerous, one wrong move and your paralyzed, she had me and my brother no problem all natural. FML! So much to think about so little time.
I was already thinking I wanted to go the c-section route; in MY mind that was the easy route, no labour pain, no pain coming out and just recovery post op, everyone I had spoken to said recovery was a breeze. Ok, before I go on, and all the mums start saying how a c-section isn’t the easy way, lets remember that everyone has an opinion. I also understand and know of mums who have had extremely difficult pregnancies and surgeries, they did not take the easy route, I am solely talking about me personally and the people I know who I have had an easy time with their surgery.
So I then decide to ask my doctor, Her response…. Continue reading