Thursday, November 18, 2010
Birth- A sisters perspective
Today I was witness to the birth of my Niece. I fight back the tears when i think how proud i am of my little sister for delivering this baby naturally when all the odds seemed stacked against her. From around 28 weeks this little girl has other ideas about her entrance into the world she happily lay breech and then transverse. After 2 ECV's failed to turn this baby around and the words C-section and heart shaped uterus were thrown around- with no one actually talking to my sister and her husband about what was happening she was "booked" for an elective C-Section without her knowledge. I can proudly say that my new Niece is as stubborn as her mother and with the guidance of her very awesome and experienced midwife was fully informed and supported to delivery this baby vaginally, breech!
I know in my heart of hearts that if someone had offered me a C-Section for any of my three births i most likely would have taken that option especially if the baby was breech. I am so proud of my sister for taking this whole process in her stride and letting what will be, be. For giving it her all and wowing all the delivery suite nurses and baby doctors of what can be done with the right guidance and support and intervention when necessary. As i stepped out the door of the birthing room at the hospital i could hear the nurses down the corridor saying "she delivered the baby breech", Yep i think, that's MY sister- she did it!
So welcome to this crazy world Miss Sadie (6lbs, 11oz). You were adored before you were even here and now that you are I love you like you were my own. Well done to my brilliant baby sister and her husband and thank you for letting me be apart of today!