I have to say before I start, this post has been inspired by catparrot over at yellowdays and an article I read on Sky news. I was chatting to my buddy S who is 15 weeks pregnant about the very topic below and both of us agreed that we would not rule out a section!!
So should we give women a right to choose a C-section over a “Natural” birth. Having been told by my parents that babies came from Tesco you can imagine my shock when I found out they didn’t.
I opted for a C Section myself. I do have to say I really don’t seeing anything natural about pushing a water melon through a grape!!!. In reality I opted, sorry we opted for the section after 10 hours of labour and not even being 1cm dilated, I was hooked up to 4 infusions due to gestational diabetes, premature rupture of membranes, epidural and induction. I was bed bound, worried sick that my baby was 5 weeks early and that something awful would happen to him like meconium aspiration. So I opted for what I thought was the safest birth, not the easy way out as some people like to say. There is nothing easy about the pain after a section sneezing & coughing which would have me physically crying in pain. I opted for it as the safest option, because I was in a position where I could. I think there is a lot to be said about paying for healthcare and having that option, however that is another issue. I feel the same as the rather scary lady on the Sky news video, if maternity services were improved then people would not feel that major surgery is the safest option. I for one wouldn’t want to have a child in the UK, sorry if this offends but it’s the way I feel. It’s no reflection on Nurses, midwives OBGYN’s it’s a reflection on services offered, having worked for the NHS for over 8 years I am aware of what it’s like with budget cuts etc.
I believe women should have the right to choose, it’s not about being to posh to push, or being like celebrities. It does piss me off to hear women who have had natural births condemning women who go for the section option, good for you if you did it the natural way, without drugs or your baby floated out with butterflies around it, that’s your choice. There are some women that are too posh, these are the women that I see most days here, the women who can’t be bothered to push their own child in the pram, they have a maid , a nanny a driver & probably someone to pee for them too. There will always be someone who doesn’t agree with your beliefs, decisions and opinions but for something so personal as child-birth you have to do what’s right for you and your wee family.