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Ashley & Luca

I had a pretty easy pregnancy up until the last couple of months when I found it almost unbearable to walk.  My ligaments in my pelvis had become so loose and relaxed that it felt like I was breaking in two.

I was seeing my OB every 2 weeks and he had told me at the last 3 appointments that I was very likely to have a c-section because she was showing no signs of becoming engaged, her head was down, however she was very high.  I pushed back on the c-section and insisted that I was to be induced if I wasn’t to go into labour naturally, a c-section was my last resort.

Call me crazy but I was so keen to have a birth as natural as I could.  I wanted to feel and experience what our female bodies are capable of.  I was told by so many people that it’s such a primal, intense, surreal time and I was so excited to have the opportunity to give birth and experience it all.  Also, I was petrified of the recovery involved with a c-section, I was already in so much pain!

We were a day past my due date, at my last appointment with my OB we booked in to be induced.  I’d tried everything to bring on natural labour… all the old wives’ tales.  Nothing had worked and I needed this baby out.  I was booked in to be induced at 41wks.  Again, my OB warned me that we were very likely to end up having a c-section because she still hadn’t dropped.

I didn’t have a birth plan; I knew that having one would only disappoint me because so many things can change and not go your way (case and point having to be induced).  I did however have a priorities list written down to give to my midwives for during labour, rules for skin to skin and pain relief methods.  This gave me a bit of structure and also gave my husband Daniel a clear understanding on how things were to go, he would be my voice during labour so he needed to know what I wanted.

Ashley, Daniel and Luca

 

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Jessie Rodgers

 

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