C-section birth stories: Nicola’s undiagnosed breech

Nicola Cassidy writes about her C-section experience: In my heart, I always knew I would have a Caesarean Section. I just felt I would. The topic had come up a few times during my ante-natal visits and statistically, I felt the odds were against me. One third of births. One in three. At 32 weeks a GP at the surgery I attended examined me and announced baby was head down….

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C-section birth stories: Lucy’s mischievous breech one

My first pregnancy went well. ┬áBaby was breech around the 28 week mark but no one was concerned at that point. At about 32 weeks my consultant advised that if she remained breech a section would be advised but before we even went down that road he could attempt an External Cephalic Version (ECV) to try to turn her. Of course all this was hypothetical until, at 36 weeks she…

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