Where did you give birth or where was the birth you witnessed?
Can you describe where your/the birth was?
Birthpool plan scrapped. I was in a room. They made me get on a bedas “consultants don’t kneel”!
Who was present at your/the birth?
My partner and my mother
Can you describe the experience of giving birth or watching the birth?
I felt like they didn’t listen to me and trust that I know my body and my limitations. The labour was quick, too late for pain relief as the anesthetist pointed out that I was crowning during the process! I found the whole experience traumatic and did not enjoy spending longer in surgery to correct the tear, which I’m convinced was because they made me climb onto a bed as my daughter arrived.