This is my birth story of the planned C-section of my breech baby. It all went well!
Learning About the Options for a Breech Baby
One night four weeks before my due date, I woke up because my baby was really moving around in my stomach. I went for a check-up just a few days later and it turned out that my baby had turned around completely and was now in a breech position.
A week later he was still turned wrong so we were given the options to either book a C section or an ECV (they try manually to turn the baby around) or to give birth in a breech position. The doctor told us all about the risks with the options, but I had a feeling he didn’t want us to go with the C section.
We asked for an hour to talk on our own, but I already knew what I wanted. I was worried that an ECV would hurt my baby and giving birth vaginally – no way! So we booked a C section 2 weeks later.
Three days before the scheduled C section we had to go to the hospital to take some tests and also talk to the doctors that were going to operate me. They were so young! But nice.
The C-Section of my Breech Baby
The day it was time, we went to the hospital early in the morning and I was quite nervous. I was checked in and started on an IV. Since I’m really scared of needles I was actually offered laughing gas while the anesthesiologist did the epidural, but I declined. Instead, I held my hubby’s hand really tight, but it didn’t hurt that much.
It was a really weird thing to be at the operation table and knowing that they were actually cutting me up although I couldn’t see it (or feel it thank God!)
Well, out came our son, a little bit blue at first but a beauty. Now, four months old,
our little boy isn’t that small anymore… He’s a wonderful, very chubby little breastfed guy and I LOVE HIM!
(And I’m so glad that the C-section of my breech baby went so well. It did hurt a lot for a few weeks after, but I healed without problems and it is not even a very big scar.)
I just wanted to let you know that a C-section doesn’t have to be bad…
More C-Section Birth Stories
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- Emergency C-Section And Hubby Sick
- Planned C-Section – Baby Too Big They Said
- The C-Section Saved My Life
Or head over to our main Birth Stories Section to read about other types of birthing experiences…
If you have or had a breech baby, what did you do? Please share by leaving a comment!
Paula Dennholt founded Easy Baby Life in 2006 and has been a passionate parenting and pregnancy writer since then. Her parenting approach and writing are based on studies in cognitive-behavioral models and therapy for children and her experience as a mother and stepmother. Life as a parent has convinced her of how crucial it is to put relationships before rules. She strongly believes in positive parenting and a science-based approach.
Paula cooperates with a team of pediatricians who assist in reviewing and writing articles.