It was 26/07/2016
I sat opposite my Ob/Gyn, a middle aged Yoruba doctor who has settled in the south east. I tried taking in what I had just heard him say. I had undergone an ultrasound and the result was laid out on the doctor’s desk.
“My dear”, he continued ” that is the best option for you. If you want to try normal delivery, fine but as a doctor, I recommend you go for a CS”
I looked at him disbelievely, and tried hard to keep the tears from coming out. My eyes was already misty. I was pregnant with twins-boy and girl. The twin girl was nearer to my cervix, medically she is T1. She was breached, presenting her buttocks. Dr Ejikunle explained that if I ought for a V- delivery, it would be long and painful and we could end up jeopardizing the life of the twin boy plus it was my first pregnancy. He wasn’t ready to take chances.
“But I would have to speak with your husband. Tell him to call me”
I stood up and left the consultation room. With the ultrasound result in my hand, I made my way back home on foot since where I lived with my hubby was a stone throw from the hospital.
When I got home, I called my hubby
“Obim, Dr Ejikunle says I have to go through CS”
At first, hubby didn’t speak, so I continued “he said you should call him”
“Alright, I will. Its well. I hope you are okay?”
“Yes dear” I was already in tears but didn’t want to add more sorrow to hubby. Afterwards, I call my mum and related all to her
“It is well Blessing, you won’t even know when its been done. Remember Bro James wife?”
“She had her last two kids through operation. God will see u through”
After hearing that someone I knew had also gone through CS, I was encouraged and calm about the whole issue. The following day, hubby called from work that I should pack my delivery items and go to the hospital, mother in law would be coming to stay with me. The CS has been booked for Thursday, 7am. I was a bit frightened at first but courage soon came to my heart.
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