In this episode, we speak with Anna- a fellow nurse and mom who shares her experience of giving birth to a breech baby. She describes how she underwent an external cephalic version (ECV) procedure in an attempt to turn the baby to the correct position for vaginal delivery. Despite this, she still required an emergency c-section.
We talk about what she experienced during the ECV procedure and how she coped with it. She also shares her thoughts and emotions leading up to the c-section, including her fears and the potential risks to herself and her baby.
During the c-section, she felt the surgery start before the anesthesia had taken full effect, which was a traumatic experience for her. She describes the physical sensations she felt and how she tried to stay calm during the surgery. We also discuss the recovery process after the c-section and the challenges she faced in caring for her newborn (and toddler!) while recovering from major surgery.
Through her story, Anna sheds light on the emotional and physical toll of giving birth under unexpected circumstances, and the strength and resilience required to overcome them.