Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer

Preparing to meet baby Palmer Moran

I found this quote on the internet, in an article about preparing for an elective c-section:

Robert Oliver writes in The Ideal Caesarean Birth: "When it is known in advance that the birth will be a caesarean, the ideal caesarean birth will include emotional as well as physical preparation of the mother before she 'goes under the knife'. She must fully explore her feelings about and fears of the operation and recovery. She must identify with the operation and 'own' the procedure and see it as the means for her transformation to motherhood, not as a failure of herself or of her womanliness."

I have found this really helpful. I think I am pretty much ready now for baby to come out (just 3 days!) and am desperate to meet him or her. I am getting increasing uncomfortable and my third trimester hormones are almost out of control! The nice thing though about having a breech baby, is that I feel far more physically connected with my baby. I can stroke and clearly feel the head (under my ribs on the left hand side), plus baby is really making its presence felt with a lot of movement, particularly legs and knees on the right hand side.

However the birth happens (and I am not sure how I will feel about the sterile op environment), this is how I will help my baby into the world.
Tags: health, pb

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