The birth of your child is extremely personal and unique- and yet, somehow, very much the same.
The CDC says that in 2013, Cesarean sections accounted for 32.7% of all births in the United States. That’s a lot- approximately 1.2 million, give or take.
Talk to any mom, seasoned or rookie, and at some point they’ll probably tell you how birth plans never go the way you expect. And even if you don’t have a specific birth plan, it will probably not go how you’re thinking it might.
That’s how my story goes. I went into the birth of my son with very little expectations. I figured I was healthy and young and going into labor for the first time, so there was no way I needed to prepare for a c-section.
In fact, in my pure ignorance, I opted to take a bathroom break during my child-birthing class when they discussed the surgery.
I won’t blame karma, but it should come as no surprise that 12 hours into my induction my OB recommended I have a c-section because my labor wasn’t progressing. (I wrote about that experience here.)
Faced with a tough decision- surgery or risky labor- my husband and I ultimately chose to have a c-section. And we were terrified.
Read the rest at: An Unplanned C-Section from BabyGizmo.com .