I was wondering if there are any mothers out there that feel they are being judged after deciding to have a c-section. My first born was 10pound 7oz and 12 days overdue, and after being induced for 24 hours we both suffered complications, including him having a heart rate of over 200bpm and me with a temp of over 40 degrees. The doctor pretty much told me that if we were to both survive I required an emergency c-section. I was only 5cm dilated at this point. I ended up having a healthy but huge baby boy and was told we were very lucky. This time round, I have opted for the c-section and have had alot of people judge me for this. In my mind it was the obvious choice and after having my 30 week ultrasound and discovering my new one is over 2.1kg already I thought that people would be more understanding as she is way off the charts in every measurement. Not the case. Why is it that people, especially other mothers, feel the need to judge other mothers when we should all stand together? Please let me know if any of you out there have had the same reactions as I have.
Extremely lucky mum of 1 - 4yrs 10 months
Another due 21-11-08