I asked my husband to sit down with me to talk about my birth story (it’s fun to have his perspective, too, right?)! I had a planned, but not elective, c-section at 41 weeks pregnant, due to ZERO labor! No contractions, no dilation, no effacement, and a baby who refused to drop and was measuring BIG….
I feel like there is a lack of information out there about what to expect when you have a c-section – my birth classes simply talked about how to avoid them! I definitely appreciate that, but also feel like it’s nice to be prepared for anything….so I’ve opened up about my journey, and tried to include the most relevant information! (So that I didn’t have to subject you to a 45 minute video!!)
From the pregnancy and decision to have a c-section, to the procedure itself and recovery (including placenta encapsulation), here is the story of how our baby came out! 😉 He was born on June 21st, 2013 – 8lbs 2oz, 21 inches of perfection!
Please let me know if you have any questions about my experience, and we’d love to hear your stories in the comments below!