How to approach your birth if it goes in a different direction to what you envisage.
“Hi Azeeta, thanks for your text - we had a gorgeous little girl last Thursday evening, we are so so in love with her, it’s all we’ve ever wanted, she’s perfect! We’ve called her Lottie Ann Martin. The birth didn’t go quite as planned as my water tickled for longer than 48 hours so had to go in hospital and put on an antibiotic drip. I then go induced via the drip but I was already having mild natural contractions - they gave me too much of the drug and over stimulated my uterus so I was having contractions ever my 30 seconds after being on it for only an hour I ended up having an epidural and it was an amazing experience. When it came to delivery she was facing the wrong way so I had to go into theatre to get her turned then have forceps. Overall your lessons taught me that any birth can be positive and to be open minded so I really enjoyed the experience and didn’t look at it as stressful. The only bit which wasn’t nice was that she want breathing when she came out and needed to go into intensive care for a few days so we were separated and she was in a little incubator. We finally got out of hospital on Sunday and it’s been amazing to be home and settle into family life, thanks again for everything - you were a great help and we’re so glad we went into things prepared! Xxxxxx”
Wow just wow. One of my amazing Muswell Hill clients. Positive experiences don’t have to be “the water birth, no drugs and home in four hours” it can be so many scenarios. This just shows that an epidural, forceps, turning baby in labour, complications after the birth can all be daunting and a mix of emotions but still result in POSITIVE feelings & outcomes. Welcome to the world gorgeous girl and what fab parents to have.