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Birth Stories 1, 2, 3

I’m on my 39th week today with Baby No. 4, so I thought it will be a perfect time to talk about my last three deliveries. (I think “cramming” is more apt than “perfect time”. Hahaha.) Obviously, these happened years ago. So for now, I will be relying on memory, doctor’s notes and my personal contraction tracker. Here goes…

Birth #1:

December 23, 2006. 40wks and 1 day pregnant. It was a regular weekly checkup in Makati Medical Center. The reliever OB mentioned that she found signs of a virus during an internal exam. Why she did not see it before when I had a weekly internal exam, I have no idea. So right there, she suggested a cesarean to be done on the same day. At this point, I couldn’t wait to give birth already. With this being my first pregnancy and with the words “risks to the health of the baby” mentioned, we decided to go ahead with the scheduled cesarean. I really wished I at least got a second opinion. Oh well…  Continue Reading