Caesarean delivery

Read and listen to what other women who have previously had a caesarean section say about their decision – and how they felt about the decision after their delivery.

Nadine tried to give birth vaginally, but had an unplanned cesarean section


In the video Nadine talks about her decision

In this video, Nadine talks about choosing between a caesarean section and vaginal delivery.

During her first labour, Nadine tried to deliver vaginally, but her labour stalled. The contractions stopped, and they had to be induced. The delivery dragged on, and in the end Nadine had a caesarean.

The second time Nadine was pregnant, she wanted to give birth naturally and try one more time, but she was not ready to go through the same experience again. She did not want her second delivery to be like her first. Today, Nadine feels fine about her decision, though she is a little disappointed that she was not able to deliver her children naturally.


Michelle gave birth by a planned caesarean section


In the video Michelle talks about her decision

In this video, Michelle talks about choosing between a caesarean section and vaginal delivery.

Michelle decided on a caesarean delivery for her second child because her first experience giving birth naturally was very long and painful and ended in an emergency caesarean.

Michelle is very pleased with her decision to have a planned caesarean. It felt good knowing the kind of delivery she was going to have, and how the delivery was going to go. It was comforting and a really nice experience for Michelle.


Maria tried to give birth vaginally, but had an unplanned cesarean section

“I still had a clear idea that I wanted to try to give birth naturally — even though it was somewhat of an ordeal the last time.
So I didn’t want a caesarean section, but at the same time I had no desire to go through the same lengthy process with labour-inducing drip again.
When it became evident to the midwife that this would not be a natural delivery after all we might as well make the decision.”
Maria

Anne gave birth by a planned caesarean section

“The first time, I was in labour for 52 hours. It was quite traumatic – This time, I wanted to avoid this more than anything and so I chose a caesarean section.
It went really well, and they were good at explaining the entire procedure to me and they listened to my wishes, so this time I’m really happy. ”
Anne

Stine gave birth by a planned caesarean section

“I was afraid of complications from a normal vaginal birth: That my second scar would rupture. That the situation would become acute, and I would not be able to push the baby out through my pelvis. Plus, I’ve had a headache during the last part of the pregnancy due to high blood pressure.
I weighed the pros and cons and had a talk with my obstetrician, and then we agreed that a caesarean section would be the right solution for me.
This time it went much better and the procedure was performed nicely and quietly.”
Stine
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