Hello to all the readers out there! After a six-week hiatus, I’m back after having a beautiful baby boy and ready to answer your questions! However, this week, I’d like to share my birth story, which includes an unplanned cesarean section, so I will be offering advice on c-sections – from someone who just went through it!
Early on in my pregnancy, I decided that I wished to pursue a more natural unmedicated childbirth and took a natural childbirthing course with my husband. We learned special techniques for relaxation and to help with the pain of labor with hopes that my goal of an unmedicated labor and delivery would be realized. However, as a physician, I was aware that there was the possibility that things wouldn’t go as planned and that I would either need to have pain medication or an epidural or would have to have a cesarean section.