It has taken me so long to deal with the birth of my daughter. I know it sounds extremely selfish, believe me I heard it all. “Think of those who can’t have kids”, ” there is nothing wrong with c-section” you name it i was told it. I didn’t ever feel depressed about my daughter but my emergency c-section just made me sad for the birth I wanted. Now almost 7 months on I feel at peace with it.

My daughter was born healthy at 3.35kgs and 56cm longs by emergency c-section after three horrible days of labour. During this time I went from wanting no drugs to having them all after two days stuck at 4cms. I begged to keep trying and was finally told if thy could not check her oxygen levels then while it was my call they strongly suggested c-section. My girls heartbeat was not recovering fast enough after contractions. Eventually I gave in after speaking to my midwife and the head of midwifery at the hospital. At 2.39pm my little girl came into the world screaming her little lungs out.

Everyday I count myself lucky that she was so healthy even after being 8 days late and stuck for so long. ButI just felt I could have done something differently. Now I know that everything was how it should have been and I did all I could to bring her into our world safely.

Posted by mal_005, 28th April 2013

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  • You gave it your best shot. Three days is a long time.


  • It doesn’t matter how they arrive, she was healthy and safe.


  • You did the best you could do, you tried for a natural birth and with this complication can happen and it is not your fault. Congats on a healthy baby as that is all we pray for.


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