April being C-section awareness month is particularly important to me. I am almost 8 months pregnant with my second child and I have been advised by my consultant to have an elective caesarean section because my first child had a complicated shoulder dystocia from which he suffered a brachial plexus injury. He is fine now but it could have been so much worse.
If I am honest I was really upset for about a week after this consultation. Not because I disagreed, my consultant is fabulous and presented me with all the information for me to make an informed decision, but because I felt sad that I wouldn’t have a natural birth. I always pictured myself having a natural birth and since I started teaching PregnancyBliss I have felt even more capable of doing so. I knew what techniques from the class I would use in various stages of labour, I knew how my breathing techniques would get me through the pain and I visualised an overall positive experience.