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I think what you know is that the act of giving birth is different than what follows in being a mother. Without wanting to diminish the importance of the actual birth, clearly how you give birth does not reflect on whether you're a good mother or not. I found that with Lucie's birth, I knew more of the questions to ask and felt much more empowered than I did with Gabriel's - where I accepted what I was 'told'. There didn't seem to be many choices for the first birth and I trusted my doctors to make my decisions. I'm sure they were good decisions but once I talked about other options with my gynéco and sage femme for #2 they were open to those too. And of course after Lucie's birth I've since found out even more things that I could have asked for. I would have to have baby number 3 to request more changes for the moments after the baby's birth and their immediate treatment. But I don't think number 3 is on the cards! Your baby girl will be beautiful and you will be a great mum again. I'm almost jealous of you getting those precious first days together with a new baby (and then I remember how tired I am, ha ha!).
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2009 on He makes it all better at PutYourFlareOn
Oh sweetheart, I'm so sorry that Max's birth experience was so awful for you. It sounds like you have doctors who are going to take the best care of you now. I had different experiences with my 2 (The epidural I had with Gabriel was put in at full strength meaning I panicked because I couldn't control or feel a thing!)but I think with the second baby we become much clearer about what we want and *need*. And of course the best girls are born on 1st Dec ;)
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2009 on Here we go again.... at PutYourFlareOn