April is Cesarean Awareness Month, so I thought I would share with you something that was posted on one of the VBAC boards I belong to. I was bawling after I watched this and it is the epitome of why I don't believe in unnecessary birth interventions, which contrary to what some have taken away from previous posts, I was educated about before my son's birth - unfortunately I didn't have the right support team.
I will always wonder "what if" with Ewan's birth and be so grateful that I found the strength to switch providers and go for a VBAC when I had so many people telling me I was nuts to do so. Seeing the part where she missed her children meeting for the first time just breaks my heart because that is one of my favorite memories, when Ewan and Cecily met for the first time.
I know that not everyone wants a natural birth, but please please do your own research and not listen blindly to your doctor. As much as I hate to say it, they don't always have your best interests at heart. While some c-sections are necessary and life saving, the recommended WHO c-section rate is around 15%. The rate in the US is 32.8% and the majority of those are not necessary, or only became necessary due to unnecessary interventions/inductions. Trust me, you don't want to be in the position of having to fight for your right to birth the way you want.