my labour story

This was such a highly requested video and so I’m really glad that I have been able to upload it…finally.

Even though I planned to have a caesarean section birth, I still had lots of questions about the process. I read quite a few articles online and they definitely helped but I really wanted to hear some personal experiences. YouTube has tons of labour and birth stories about natural birth but caesarean section birth stories are few and far between and so I hope that my video helps you, answers some questions that you might have and puts your mind at ease (even if it’s only a tiny bit).

Here are some of the pictures from the day Aria was born…

Monitoring Aria's heart rate before going into theatre.

Monitoring Aria’s heart rate and any possible contractions I may have had (but didn’t) before going into theatre.



Spinal done and dusted… Ready to meet our baby girl!



She’s here!



Being checked out by the pediatrician.



Holding my little girl for the first time- absolutely surreal.

Like I mentioned in the video, if you have any questions, or if there is something you wanted to know that I didn’t mention, please just let me know in the comment section below or tweet me. I am so happy to help if I can!



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  • Reply
    Kerry Sharper
    May 16, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I have also opted for c section one day when I have a baby and this video has made me feel more confident than ever about my decision.
    You look absolutely beautiful in this video as well 🙂
    P.S. love your princess’ name

    • Reply
      mascara & mimosas
      May 18, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Thanks for watching Kerry and I’m so glad that it helped you! <3

  • Reply
    August 25, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Awesome Video! Thank you…I moved to NZ a few months ago and I’ve also opted for elective C section. I’m already 38+ weeks and another family members recent experience had me doubting my decision but I feel better now! Thank you…

    • Reply
      mascara & mimosas
      August 27, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      I am SO glad that this video helped you Kerry! I really feel like c section mama’s get a lot of flack, you do what’s right for you and your precious baby and don’t let anyone make you feel bad for that. Good luck for the last stretch! x

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