Now here’s something I can speak on.
You walk into the hospital with expectations. You may have written them down in a standard birth plan format. You may have written each request in marker, perhaps a different marker for each request, and you have them posted several places in your room.
You say you don’t want pitocin.
You say you don’t want an IV.
You CERTAINLY don’t want an epidural
You say you dont want a c-section (honestly, who does… I find it amusing with the birth plans)
And those are all good things, but I swear in the writing down of these things you have surrendered yourself to getting them all done to you.
And let me just tell you that there are times you need to go with the flow. The best is a perfect labor in which you feel each dreaded pain and then your bouncing baby boy or girl comes out crying and sucking on your bosom. Well, that’s some women’s best.
But the good is that you have picked a doctor who is on board with your thoughts (I can’t emphasize this enough, if you want these things you need to find a doctor who is ON. BOARD — many aren’t) and then you trust them enough to guide you through this process.
Huh, somehow this turned into a rant. I am actually a HUGE fan of natural, pitocin-less labor but it’s amazing how the people who really stress that they don’t want particular things are just signing up for those things.
And that is all. 🙂