I simply had to let go.
C-sections are inspiring a new industry of party planners, makeup artists and caterers, focused on wedding-like spectacles, produced for an audience.
OPINION: I've given birth both ways - and any woman who opts for a C-section is crazy.
The baby was born at 38 weeks and may have broken the state's birth weight records.
Up to 60 per cent of planned caesarean sections are being performed before 39 weeks of gestation without a medical reason despite mounting evidence of the risks.
Childbirth isn't a competition. Being the first to leave hospital and battle through your pain isn't a badge of honour.
"I guess it's kind of second nature to me to pull babies out."
This new term is hoping to bring power back to mothers who've given birth that way.
In many ways, it was my favourite birth.
Victoria's only specialist breech clinic has closed.
Efforts to make the caesarean deliveries as close to a vaginal birth as possible is giving control back to mothers.