[QUOTE=minties;37559620]Thank you so much! I will try to be pushy, my midwife sadly can't make it to my section as the hospital rescheduled every section this week and I got moved from Friday afternoon to 7am Thursday and she's attending an induction at that time with another lady. So myself and OH will have to be firm :-).
Even if it doesn't work out or it's too awkward I will give it a shot.[/
There should still be a midwife in with you from the hospital (I had one, I didn't even know they come in with you but that's the person who checks baby over/does the weighing etc when baby is born) so perhaps just let them know when you're being prepped
I had to be put to sleep last section and looking to have General anesthetic this time round.
My friend demanded she held the baby after section but all the moving around of her on the table trying to get baby in a sae holding position caused her stomach muscles etc to spasm causing a massive bleed she lost just over 6 pints and the surgical team managed to get the bleeding stopped
It's not an inconvience for the surgical team it's all the medical complications that can happen with movement etc xx
The surgical team were fine with me trying, but like I said it didn't happen anyway as Emma wasn't doing too well.
I was on the table so long that I felt the last 15 minutes of surgery very vividly so that sucked! I had a rupture in my uterus that took ages to repair and they were also tying my tubes.
Was not a very fun experience but I am still glad that I did talk to the team before it all went balls-up and stood up for myself, before Emma came out they were really willing to try and make the skin to skin possible. The surgeon also eased her out very gently, he had her head out for about 30 seconds before pulling her body out and lowered the curtain for me to watch her being born so that was cool.
The only inconvenience that they were worried about was my arm movement making the blood pressure cuff hurt me - they were all so kind. The hospital staff here have never made me feel like I was an inconvenience and my midwife has seen me through two babies and always been supportive of my plans.
Yeah for Ellie being delivered at 31 weeks the surgeon and anesthetist were amazing as it was such a horrendous time. They wanted to put me under before Ellie came as I had started to complain of pain but I just wanted to see the baby alive and well then they could so we did compromise
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