A NEW REALITY
I didn’t start the nesting period immediately like many women do. There were no new baby clothes, shopping expeditions or following the baby’s growth on a chart. Instead I found myself in a constant state of fear and uncertainty.
I was 35 years old and my
A GENTLE BIRTH
Our daughter, Su-Alét, was born on 10 September 2014 via a gentle caesarean section. On the day of her birth we got up very early. I felt like lead as we made our journey to the hospital. Upon arrival I was admitted and monitored, as we waited in anticipation. I felt like I was going to burst with excitement and fear.
Although I had the most gentle c-section one could possibly have, it was still a scary experience for me. Having Faure next to me and a family member and familiar face assisting really helped. My gynaecologist, Dr Marlena Du Toit, was also incredible. She dropped the screen, allowing me to see my baby’s first breath. At 9.09am Dr Du Toit allowed me to