A mother shares the darker side of unnecessary birth intervention. If you respond, please respond on the actual blog post so the comments can all be shared with the mother. Thank you!
“I am from Iowa. I have a 3 1/2 month old son who was born via cesarean section and it is haunting me. I am depressed over his birth. The doctor who delivered him forced the surgery because he was late for another delivery at a different hospital. I know this because he complained about being late while he was prepping me for surgery. I didn’t get to see my son right after he was born. As a matter of fact they had me so drugged on morphine and fentinol that I don’t remember much about his birth. I don’t remember nursing him for the first time, I don’t even remember holding him for the first time. I went the better of nine months picturing what it was going to be like to look my baby in the eyes for the first time, to have him come out of my body straight into my arms. I didn’t get to experience that, and every time I hear a mother talking about her positive birthing experience it crushes me.
I wanted to know if you knew if there was any action I could take to help prevent other women from having this same experience? I had to sign a consent form for the surgery. But I want the doctor and staff to understand that they robbed me of a real birthing experience so they could stay on schedule. Please if there is anything I can do I would greatly appreciate your help! I would consider legal action and activism. Thank you for taking time to read through this!”
This site has a list of basic, helpful resources for c-sections:
Is the ICAN blog: