Change of plan to caesarean birth with skin to skin
Words by Nicky
I even found the breathing techniques kept me calm when I was being prepped for the c-section, and throughout the surgery. My beautiful baby emerged just 5 minutes after the first incision was made. She didn’t cry, but appeared calm and content. She was placed straight on my chest for skin to skin and I felt completely overwhelmed with happiness and relief to see my healthy baby had arrived safely.
Either way, accepting that the most important thing was the safe arrival of our baby meant I felt calm and relaxed on the day, and can honestly say I enjoyed the experience.