Tell me what you think of C-Sections, I will tell you what I saw…
This post was inspired by my first experience in the Labor ward theatre last year and it’s dedicated to those strong mothers who will do what they have to do to prevent mortality.🙌🙌🙌
What’s a C-Section you may ask?
Well, the C stands for Cesarean and the S is for Section, so people say “C.S.” for short. It’s a surgical procedure done to deliver a newborn. It could be ELECTIVE (scheduled/planned) or EMERGENCY (unplanned).
Now that you have an idea what it means… I’ll go ahead with my story.
On getting to the theatre that day, the Surgery was about to begin, the Anesthesiologist and his team were there, they already administered the anesthesia (basically drugs to make the woman feel less pain especially in the region to be worked upon), awaiting the confirmation of it’s effects on the woman.
It was about time for another check, one of them gently used a needle to prick her left leg, this time she couldn’t feel it anymore. She shook her head, implying that she couldn’t. “Alright, we can start now”
, he said to the Surgical team.
We were already on scrubs (theatre outfit), the scrub nurse (in charge of instruments) ready right in front of her instrument trolley, everybody was set, the Pediatrics team (Children Doctors), the surgeon and his assistant, the circulating nurse, the Anesthesiologist and his team right in front of their equipment, student Nurses and Doctors…
Everything checked and it was time to start.
The first instrument slowly penetrated her skin and yeah it began.
About eight minutes later, the baby was out and received warmly by the Pediatrician. Resuscitation was done immediately and this pink baby was the result of it.
We weighed the baby and cleaned amongst other care for the newborn.
“Can I see my baby?” She murmured, “yes ma’am, you can”, I said as I moved closer to her, she’s so adorable, she put her index finger in the baby’s right hand. The beautiful baby was allowed to rest after meeting her mum.
Surgery ended about twenty minutes later and they lived happily ever after.💃💃💃
PS: scenerio changed for storytelling.
Now you see;
This procedure is usually prescribed to prevent mortality, especially in a case of perceived danger,
– it’s not a 24 hour process,
– the woman won’t be half dead while on the operation table,
– she can even see, touch and hold her baby,
– it’s a safe atmosphere for both mother and child,
– it’s not a death sentence,
– not everybody is a “Hebrew woman”, some of us are proud Nigerians, Lol.😃😃😃
– it’s not an abnormal way of delivery,
– C-Sections birth lives in a beautiful way.
Finally, kindly support women that are scheduled for C-Sections, it’s important for mother and child.🤰🏾👌🏾
I hope your fears are gone now…☺😉😃
Now tell me, what have you heard about C-Sections?
The Ideal Nurse❤