An amazing C-Section story
First-time mum Katie went into labour two-weeks early, as she’d hoped – she used her MP3s and breathing to stay calm and in control, despite complications. And she went on to have an amazing C-Section. Read her totally inspiring story below:
I’d been saying to everyone since 12 weeks that my baby would arrive 2 weeks early, on the 13th June. And I’d been telling ‘bump’ that too.
Deborah said that it’s quite possible to influence the date your baby arrives and I wrote it into my birth story.
I was still shocked though, when everything started to happen. I was listening to the sea of serenity mp3 on 11th June and drifting in and out of sleep, until something made me wake up!
I felt some liquid seep out of me and ran to the loo and half made it – although there was a big puddle of water on the bathroom floor, Hollywood movie style!
However, after speaking at length to the midwife, we decided to go for the induction at 8pm – as we could risk infection otherwise. So, while things were not going 100% to plan, I was feeling calm.
I was induced with a gel at 9:15pm on 12th June. We listened to our MP3s in the hospital and were both feeling in control and excited. We focused on the right birth on the day and were really glad we’d decided to go in to be induced, knowing it was our choice. I couldn’t wait for surges to start so that I could put my practise to good use, and get closer to meeting baby!
At one point, I panicked a bit and told Dan I couldn’t do it and needed an epidural. Dan kept giving me words of encouragement, telling me that I could do it and was doing really well.
He also used the soothing strokes throughout. We put our MP3s on repeat and I had a diamorphine injection. The midwife said she had never seen anything like it and that it was amazing how the second the MP3s started I suddenly relaxed and got back on track.
They helped me to remember my breathing and to calm down, and I carried on with renewed positivity.
She gave a little squeak but didn’t cry and after a quick check was put straight into Dan’s arms, before being put next to me on the bed. I won’t even try to describe how I felt at that moment!