Kathryn & Gregg were planning a natural birth…but found their baby was lying transverse, and after carefully considering their options, made the decision to have a caesarean. An empowering experience for both of them.
“Even though my birth didn’t go as planned (not the first preference in our birth plan), I had a very fulfilling experience as I was very much a part of the process, not just the “lump of meat giving birth”. The birth was a most fulfilling experience for both of us. When he was born, we were both overwhelmed with finally meeting him; Gregg got to cut the cord and he attached to me straight away while I was still being stitched up. Our bond has only improved and intensified since then. We can’t imagine life without him. I am so thankful we made the decision to attend the Birthtalk classes. It certainly made a huge, positive difference to the outcome of our birthing and subsequently, our ability to parent. Birthtalk gave us the opportunity to see birth as a wonderful experience, no matter how it actually turns out. And even though we had to throw our natural birth plan out the window, we were in charge – it was hugely empowering, and we both think we’re better and more confident parents as a result.”