I have been looking through some of the posts from student midwives asking for pregnant woman to follow through their journey. Has anyone done this and if so what was your experience like?
I had a traumatic birth with DD1, ending in emergency c section after 14 hours of induced labour,hemoraging, infection and extensive pain issues which we have only found earlier this year through a lap that the pain was caused from my uterus and stomach wall adhering themselves together. Due to the pain issues I was in recovery for a long time and during this time my DD was passed around to inlaws that were at the hospital (who all took photos holding her) before I had even held her.just thinking about it makes me teary and its been 3.5years. I ended up going through PND and still hold resentment about this.
I will most likely need a c section this time and would love to have a bit more support and a voice to help me advocate to get skin to skin with bub ASAP and if possible to have bub in recovery with me.
So I would love to head from others who have used a student midwife or otherwise a doula and what sort of support they received and how they found forming a relationship with that person.