1. Glad he arrived safely but I am sorry that it was not the best birth experience for you, lots of waiting and emotion for you. I hope you can quickly get over those feeling of disappointment. My second birth was clouded by a rough and ready old fashioned midwife who I still think about 3 years on, I hope this coming birth is a better experience!

    • farmerswifeandmummy

      Oh yes the midwife tale is yet to come. Women remember their children’s births forever. It is such a shame that people and experiences can cloud that memory 🙁 xx

  2. Oh, I’m so sorry you were so upset. I think elective sections can be magical, rewarding births from what I’ve heard but they generally come after mum has had a previous emergency section. I’m sorry yours made you feel so bad.

  3. I am so sorry that your birth experience was not a positive one – things like lowering the screen seem such little details to those on the other side of it but as your story shows it has a huge impact for the mum if she doesn’t get to see her baby. I hope that writing it down has been healing for you but I wonder if it would be worth feeding that back to the hospital as it is something that could so easily be changed? Congratulations on your beautiful boy though – he is just gorgeous x

  4. Aww thanks for sharing such a difficult story and so sorry it wasn’t what you expected. It has opened my eyes about the experience a bit as you assume easier than a full on long labour but for you it wasn’t. It sounds like you have a beautiful boy and an amazing husband who helped with this. Hopefully you will be able to write the next part of your story to share xxx #maternitymondays

  5. I never wanted to have a C-section (and never have) but after going through a very difficult twin labour, with double forceps, no pain relief, a really rough doctor shoving his arm up there every ten seconds, followed by haemorrhage and both my kidneys and liver shutting down… If I could go back in time, knowing what I know now… I’d have without a shadow of a doubt opted for a C-section. Natural twin birth, was the single most horrific experience of my life. It felt like my insides were being ripped out. Sorry for the graphic story. But my point is, for every bad C-section story, there’s a bad vaginal birth story. Unfortunately none of us will ever know if the alternative would have been a better or worse option.

    I enjoyed reading this post though, it’s interesting to hear what C-section is like. And I also have tiny veins that usually require an anaesthetist to cannulate me!

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