Happy Monday everyone! Temperatures are apparently going to rock up to 33 degrees today so pardon me whilst I go cry and sweat as I haul myself around!
Today's My Story Monday features a lady called Jasmine, a woman most definitely to be admired for her guts!
I'm a twenty-eight-year-old beauty blogger, and mama of 4 kiddos, ages 9, 7, 4, and 2 (busy, right?!?!:)) I have some great friends that have kiddos, and have read some fantastic blogs written by fellow moms. And I don't know if its just me or what, but I feel like the concept of natural birth, using a midwife, no drugs etc etc has sure gotten popular!
So sometimes...I get nervous when my turn to share comes up. Because... (dramatic suspenseful music here) I have had 4 c-sections. 4! And after the raised eyebrows, I often get the question "Did you CHOOSE to have c-sections?" Oh dear.
Was it my choice to be pumped full of drugs, strapped down and have my baby surgically removed? No. But let me tell you, IT'S OKAY IF YOU HAVE A C-SECTION.
When my first was born, I was in labour for quite awhile. I remember things were going so well, and progressing so smoothly! My water broke in the middle of the night while I was sleeping. ("Honey, my water broke!" to which my hubby sleepily replies "are you sure?" well, either that or I peed myself... pretty sure it's the water ;)) We went to the hospital, things are great. Contractions? No problem, I was handling it! I laugh at myself when I think back to my over confident attitude, I actually said "I don't know what people complain about, this is easy!" (Yep, you want to kick me now, right?) And then, my precious little guy got stuck. PAIN like I never knew. Misery. And the doctor said "we have to deliver him NOW via c-section." It was such a blur, it happened so fast. And the next thing I knew my husband was holding this amazing little bundle up to my chest. Any nervousness, or uncertainty about the procedure was gone. All I saw was my little guy.
I know it may not be your plan, or your dream to have a c-section but after my first was delivered they told me I was physically unable to have a vaginal birth. And each pregnancy, we had to weigh the surgery factor, multiple c-sections are not always advised. And all 4 times, there was a moment in the surgery prep room of fear. But birthing can be scary, no matter what method you choose and I don't feel cheated, or sad, or like I missed out. Because at the end of the day I have four healthy, happy children. Recovery time may be harder, or longer with surgery but you have a precious little bundle to lay around and snuggle and love while you recover. I honestly didn't mind the bed rest with my babies, it was just all the more time to keep 'em to myself ;).
I'd like to thank Jasmine for sharing her experience with us here today! You can follow her blog
If you'd like to share your honest birthing story with other mums, please check out the intro post here.
Labels: birth, Caesarian, labour, My story Monday