Response from a Childbirth Educator
"I knew something was wrong, terribly wrong." Women's wisdom. At the heart of what we believe about birth is confidence in this reality -- that women inherently know how to give birth and also know on a deep, intuitive level when something is not right. Your story is a powerful illustration of this.
It is also a reminder of the ability of modern science to make things right when there are complications in the normal, natural course of pregnancy and birth. Your courage in the face of such serious events is a testimony to your strength and an inspiration to all women.
The lesson for all of us is exactly what your experience taught you -- to trust our instincts and to appreciate the appropriate use of medical technology, when really needed, even if it interferes with our plans.
Lamaze Childbirth Educator