You took the classes.
You did your research on the procedures.
You want immediate skin to skin with your healthy baby.
You wrote that birth plan and maybe even posted it on the outside of the labor and delivery room door to ensure every single nurse was informed.
You had your partner read over it a thousand times to make sure he/she knew what you wanted.
Having a hard time deciding between home birth vs. birth center birth?
Maybe you would love a home birth experience but feel unsupported by your partner and/or family? But, maybe a birth center birth sounds “ok” to them although it’s definitely not their ideal pick for you either.
You’re not alone.
The remarks…”But, what if there’s something wrong with the baby?”
“What if there’s an emergency?”
“That’s not sanitary. That’s why we have hospitals!”
“Women weren’t meant to suffer through childbirth, that’s why they made epidurals!”
And the list goes on and on…
Have you heard that giving birth on your back with your knees up is the worst position to give birth in?
Imagine a hospital bed…stirrups… Gravity isn’t working for you, the pelvic outlet isn’t open to its fullest capacity, and the maternal vena cava is compressed reducing blood flow to the placenta…
This is the recipe for a really long labor. And I know that’s not what you want. Yet this is how women give birth in modern hospitals. All. The. Time.
Why? Because it’s easy for doctors.
Easy for mama’s? Not at all.
Embrace your inner rebel, don’t do it.