So I am so excited and so nervous to be giving birth to my daughter. I have been to birthing classes, and breastfeeding classes trying to prepare myself for what is coming in 9 short weeks. (or earlier) I am praying and hoping and preparing for a natural childbirth. I have a midwife and we talked about natural delivery and she is right on board. Which makes me super happy and I have a lot of freedom with my hospital.
My midwife said I can do an IV port so I am not attached to wires, also they will only monitor the baby for segments at a time so I can get up and walk around, take a shower, and go on my birthing ball. I have been trying to mentally prepare myself for this pain and how bad it is going to be. I have been reading about natural ways to progress my labor, and different positions that help move the baby down the birth canal. Now I know that if there is medical need for me to have a c-section, or something serious needs to happen I will NOT stop my midwife and nurse staff from doing what they need to do to help my child and myself. BUT with that being said I will stick to my natural birthing process until that occurrence arises if it ever does.
I have heard so many wonderful natural birthing stories that took place in hospitals so I am praying that I am one of them. My cousin has had both of her girls at home all natural and she has given me wonderful advice. I know I need to practice getting into a zone where I shut everyone and everything out while going through a contraction and just relax. I think that is where my ipod will definitely be my best friend and I can just zone out while in pain. I think what gets me the most is that I have never experienced this before so the unknown is really freaking me out more then actually going into labor.
It really helps me reading other women and their stories through their blogs about their natural childbirth. I know not everyone is the same and everyone has different labors but it really puts my mind at ease. I am flexible with my birth plan if an emergency arises but other then that I do not want any drugs of any kind. Women are meant to do this, and I believe I can do it naturally.
Now I am NOT judging, if you did not have or did have a natural birth, I am not saying one is better then the other. This is just my preference and what I think is best for my family. Everyone is different.