To My Surprise, I birthed a Big Baby with Big Head
Julia and Andrew, first time parents wanted natural birth from the beginning of their pregnancy. But baby turned out to be in breech position around 35 weeks when her doctor suggested a cesarean birth as an option. She was devastated. Find out how she managed to birth 4.1kg baby and a 37cm head circumference “big head” baby?
Baby Turn From Breech To Head Down At 37 Weeks
Hi, I am Julia, a first-time mother. I wanted to have a natural birth from the start of my pregnancy. Everything was going quite smoothly for the initial first two trimesters in my pregnancy until about 35 weeks my gynae informed me that my baby was actually in breech position and I had to consider the option of caesarean birth. I was devastated by the news because I very much wanted a natural birth if possible. I asked around and I was recommended to Yen. Yen came to help me at week 36. She taught me a few positions where I can practice at home to try to turn the baby head down. We did that every day a few rounds a day. We went back to the gynae at 37 weeks, baby actually turned to head down so we were very happy. That was the first challenge that we had to overcome in the third trimester.
I Wasn’t Prepared To Be Induced
The second challenge we had to overcome was that my gynae was telling me that my baby was big and the head was big so better that he be induced, so that baby could be born earlier and baby’s head won’t be so big. I wasn’t prepared to be induced because we went through the HypnoBirthing course and we learned that with induction, there was also a possibility of complication if it wasn’t successfully induced and that could lead to emergency caesarean. I was more inclined to wait. Fortunately, my gynae was willing to wait until 41 weeks. However by 40 weeks, baby still was not showing sign of coming out. So, Doctor suggested inducing at 41 weeks. So we agreed.
Surprisingly Natural Inducement Worked
I Didn’t Expect I Could Do It Without Pain Relief
Yen asked, “How does Andrew feel?”
It was something new to him as has to act as a birth companion. He has to do the admin stuff. Also, the room was very cold so he helped to tell the nurse to bring up the room temperature. He was really acting like a birth companion for me. It was really useful as he helped to provide support for me the mother when I went through the surges. During the pushing process, he was there to help and support my neck and also counting 1 2 3. I think it was a good experience for him.
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