April has been a very special month for me and my husband, we finally got to meet our little princess Zoey!! April is also special to me now because it is C-Section Awareness month.
If you had asked me what my birth plan was before Zoey I would have told you I took all the classes, I did all the prep work to have a natural labour and delivery. I practiced breathing, I took HypnoBirthing classes, I bought the birth ball.
I envisioned my labour and my little girls entry into the world. I was ready. I was excited!
Then at 41 weeks 1 day, it all went out the window.
As doulas who have witnessed many beautiful and moving caesarean births, it saddens us that caesarean birth is not as celebrated as a “natural” or vaginal birth is, and that mothers are made to feel ashamed or that they have somehow failed for having this type of birth.
Our path to becoming parents was a pretty typical one. Met through friends, dated four years, went backpacking, got engaged, got married, and started trying for a baby. Months and months went by and then it finally happened and we jumped for joy (literally). At 10 weeks we lost our baby and our hearts were broken.
I saw you descending
On the night she was born
to the place you had feared
where I could not follow.
"Guest" blog by Sarah Baker.
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