My last minute c-section with Hypnobabies
“Once we were back in our room, my doula told me the anesthesiologist told her our surgery was the most peaceful c-section she had witnesses in 27 years. A few minutes later the anesthesiologist herself came in to tell us how it was the calmest operating room she had ever been in and told us “more people should know about this!”
For the last month of pregnancy I had to go in for twice weekly NST monitoring. My doctor was worried that Elijah’s growth seem to be stagnating due to a quickly aging placenta and wanted to make sure his heart rate was staying consistent.
At week 38 I went in for an ultrasound to check growth, during my doctor’s appointment the next morning, she told me and my husband that he wasn’t growing and we needed to be induced immediately, especially if we wanted a chance at the natural birth we planned and prepared for. His heart rate was still steady in the 140s so we were extremely apprehensive about starting the birthing process early but our doctor made it clear that if we waited we were putting him at increased risk. We said a prayer in the doctor’s office and felt like it was time so we went home, got my hospital bag and the car seat and headed back to the hospital around 4:00 pm.