Birth | Aaren Eckhart vd Merwe
I first met with M&M on our birth consultation in October last year and what struck me most about them were how they were totally at easy with what ever way this birth may go. They had a birth plan but it could change, they had a due date, but that could change, they had a doctor, but that could change, they had a name picked out, but that couldn’t change. Aaren Eckahart vd Merwe. Aaren meaning “mountain of strength” and Echart “edge of a sword” “brave”.
It was planned to be a natural delivery but had to be induced ’cause this young man was much to comfortable in his own little world. During labour the plan change and we were prepped for a C-Section delivery. M&M were totally calm and at easy with it. Marika made it look so easy and Martin was a pillar of strength until we had to go into theatre, then you could see some nerves settling in, but before we new little Aaren was born. My words are few when I think of this birth but as I look at these images I realised, I have already said enough, these images tell the story of the birth of Aaren much better than I ever could!
To have a look at some more images in the birth video click here
M&M congratulations with your son! With parents like the two of you and strong names like the ones you have given him, I am quite confinced that he will have no problem getting to his dreams.
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The next hour was the hardest for me, it felt like torture. It had gotten dark and we lit candles around the bath. I was trying all different positions, but struggled to find something bearable. I had worked so hard on breathing and relaxing, but when the contractions came it was so crushing, all I could do was ride it out and wait for it to be over.
An emergency C-section is exactly what it says – an emergency measure. You will have to discuss any risk factors that you have for that happening with your gynaecologist. Common reasons are obstructed labour, failure of labour to progress, placenta praevia (development of the placenta in an abnormally low position near the cervix), foetal distress, gestational diabetes mellitus, and improper positioning of the foetus for delivery.
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