3 years ago, when I birthed my boy, I had a painkiller jab, epidural and augmentation. Little did I know the painkiller jab actually contained morphine. My boy was drowsy at birth, he didn’t really cry after he came out, the doctor had to give him a jab to reverse the effect of the jab. On top of that, as I was on epidural, I couldn't feel my muscles. The doctor had to perform episiotomy in order to vacuum my boy out. With my 2nd baby, I didn't want all of the above.
— Rebecca, 2nd-time mum who had a sensation-filled en-caul birth (May 10)