"Looking back it was a no brainer"

By Jess Kay

Hi, I’m Jess a Mum of three – I’ve had three elective C-sections due to a previous myomectomy surgery.

My kids are 7y, 6y and nearly 4y and looking back it was a no brainer, safest option for me to have healthy babies.

But at the time when I first my specialist who said a elective c section was my ONLY option, I felt ripped off. 

I wanted to give vaginal birth a go, even though a flood of women told me I wouldn’t be missing out on anything. I had to kind of mourn the fact a vaginal birth wasn’t an option for me.

Jess before her first C-section 2013

It was weird picking your babies birthdate, walking into theatre, sitting on the bed and next minute you come out with a baby....no build up on contractions.  Which I secretly wished I had.

Skin to skin with newborn 

Because it was planned I could mentally prepare myself (as much as I could before knowing what my first C-section was going to be like) and arrange care for subsequent C-sections for the older kids. 

Apart from getting the pain meds that agreed with me right in the first 24 hours I recovered really well.  I kept active through out all my pregnancies, walking and doing yoga and I put down my recovery going so well and feeling good to having a active lifestyle.

I was lucky enough to have my husband around to support me post pregnancies to help with the “heavy lifting” and looking after the two older kids.

Do I still wonder how I would have handled a vaginal birth? Yes.

Am I completely happy with the outcome + recovery – yes absolutely.

Jess Kay

About the author


This mama of three knows what it's like to face three elective C-sections, recover pursue an active lifestyle without limits. Jess is a fit and active mama who's never afraid to take on a challenge. As a business woman, Mindset & Well coach and founder of Fierce Girls Club, empowering young girls wellbeing, there's never a dull moment. Also currently studying a Diploma of Positive Psychology. If you're having an elective C-section then here's a story that will encourage you. I'm on a mission to help more hard-working parents raise their daughter's with confidence, resilience and optimism. The world needs what your daughter has to offer. Fierce Girl Club https://www.fiercegirlclub.com/
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