Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.
Children born to a young man are like sharp arrows in a warrior’s hand
Psalm 127: 3 & 4
“HOPE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE"
When I was pregnant with my son, very early on in the pregnancy, I somehow knew I would have a c-section. There were no medical reasons for me to think so, but I do consider myself as having a sixth sense, and my husband is quite scared of my thoughts because of this, as about eighty percent of the things I think might happen, really do happen. As a result of this, I made sure that I had monies secured to do this surgery.
There was nothing throughout the pregnancy that indicated that I would have had to do a c-section, and my doctor was quite prepared for me to have a normal birth. I soon began thinking that maybe, just maybe, I would do a normal birth and became so excited at the monies that I would have saved in this regard, that I began making plans of how I would spend it. Somewhere around the 39th week of my pregnancy, my son was breached and my doctor quickly told me that by the end of the week, he should assume position for a normal birth. She did mention that she did not want to cut me at all, and so she had motivation for saying this as well. He had assumed position for a normal birth by the end of that week, and so I reported to the maternity centre to give birth, even though there were hardly any indications that I was in labor.
I had to do a labor induction, but still no labor resulted. My midwives employed other induction procedures (warm showers, walks, bouncing on a ball), but still nothing happened, and after hours of stress and frustration, I begged my doctor to do a c-section, because I was afraid that my baby would have been affected by all the stress.
It was at the time of my surgery, that my doctor discovered that I had an inverted pelvis. My pelvic bones were narrower than was normal and so my son’s head could not pass through and this was what prevented labor from happening. It did not help however, that my son has a big head (smile).
I know many women have no choice but to do a c-section, as was my case. Some even emergency, because of critical medical conditions, but there are others who opt for this because of casual reasons. Some do not want the hassle of pushing and some want to have complete control over when their children are born, to fit into their lifestyles.
In Hollywood, it is found that many women are opting for an elective c-section as against a normal birth. See who these women are and why they are making this decision:-
“Reports say that 80% of American women get some form of medical pain relief during childbirth. A growing number of women are requesting delivery by elective cesarean section. This trend is due in part to celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Eilzabeth Hurley, Britney Spears, Claudia Schiffer and Christina Aguilera, making the elective C-section the "it" activity of the decade……..”