The concepts of midwife assisted births, water births, home births and the birth plan are not common practice in Cyprus. Caesarean births are frequent. Make sure you discuss your preference with your doctor early on in order to avoid disappointment at the later stages of your pregnancy. If you wish to give birth in a General Hospital you will be guided through the hospital’s common practices, which will not necessarily take an individual woman’s wishes into consideration.
I just posted some thoughts on achieving a natural birth after a c-section as part of Birth Forward’s Caeserean Awareness Campaign which I wholeheartedly support.
It’s a short utterly honest piece that I hope will inspire expectant mothers and future ones too.
Please share if you know anyone who needs this and let’s do everything we can to bring down those scary numbers of c-sections on our little island.
Peace and love
Hey mamas. I finally finished and posted my birth story. Take a look and please share if you know any mamas that are heading for a VBAC.