The second piece of good news is that after what felt like a million meetings we finally got to see the top consultant at the hospital this week. I went prepared - Five A4 pages of hand written bullet points, print outs from the NHS Choices website and emails from the Birth Trauma Association. Turned out we did not need to worry. Within a few minutes of listening to my story the green form was out and my C section was approved. No more meetings. No more going over the trauma again and again. No more stress finding a parking space in the stupidly small car park.
Although I would be lying if I said I was worry free. Now my C section is confirmed I do feel a sense of trepidation about the surgery. Even though it is the best option for us, it is still a major operation. I am being realistic that the recovery will be substantial but I have everything crossed that it won't have the same complications as Little E's birth.