Parents in Wheelchairs

I was advised that there was no medical reason which would affect my chances of having a natural delivery. My consultant was happy for me to go 'full term' and not to intervene. I did, however, give a lot of thought to the possible implications of a caesarean birth in terms of whether I would be able to have a local anaesthetic and the recovery period. After consultation with one of the hospital's anaesthetists, we developed a birth plan that I was comfortable with. It was my hope that I would be able to go in to labour naturally and give birth to our baby in the birthing pool. If there was a requirement to have a caesarean, the anaesthetist would firstly try a spinal block, but if unsuccessful, I would have to have a general anaesthetic.