This post is terribly late, and so much has happened since. Also, this post was originally intended to be a kind of ‘what to expect at a planned section pre-op appointment’ since lots of people were asking me what the appointment entailed. But it turned out that my pre-op appointment didn’t exactly go to plan. At all.
I waited almost two hours on the busy antenatal assessment unit, listening to the midwives hurry here and there and the machines beep and whirr. My own hands never left my belly, resting there waiting to feel the poppyseed kick. Since my last steroid jab, things had gone quiet again and I was waiting to go on the CTG to set my mind at rest once more. I’d also been unable to sleep so had been up and anxious since 4am, which wasn’t helping matters. By the time the midwife eventually arrived with the paperwork and medications, I was a mess….