Following a failed sweep at 38 weeks, Nomadi Daddy and TheTinyMamma are booked in for a planned caesarean on Boxing Day. A long way from the natural water birth they had originally planned. Follow their story in this video. Did your labour go as you had planned? We would love to hear your stories in the comments below.
You can opt for a planned (elective) C-Section for a number of reasons, usually to ensure the safety of the child and mother – from birth complications such as placenta praevia (low lying placenta) or previous caesareans to breech baby, multiple births or age.
Watch more birth stories and follow their whole labour journey here.