After giving birth to Ella, I knew I didn't want another caesarian section. I had a lot of emotional struggles while going through the pain of recovery. Also, it took a while before I was able to work the pregnancy weight off because I still felt pain around a year and a half after birth. Good thing I was encouraged that if I lengthen the period before another pregnancy to at least 3 years, I could go through VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarian).
So, my OB suggested we get an IUD inserted, not only because of plans to have VBAC but also because of the cost of having 2 kids that are not far apart. 6 years later, we decided to have the IUD removed. We checked the Chinese calendar for a preferred date of conception to increase our chances of getting a boy this time around. However, we got pregnant earlier than expected, but that's fine. A boy or a girl will do. I think we owed Ella a playmate for a very long time.
I'm now on my 16th week and our OB suggested that we maintain a small baby so that I could go through a successful VBAC. I am so much willing to go through a normal delivery because of all the benefits it can provide myself and our baby. Pray for me peeps! :)
your every woman,