Hi everyone! my name is Kate and I am expecting my third baby
I had wanted to birth naturally with my prior 2 pregnancies, but didnt.
Ds 1 was induced dueto being a week late and my blood preasure getting a bit too high. I was given an epidural but had an allergic reaction (and they gave me far too much), so they cut it off almost right away.
ds2 I was scheduled for an induction due to personal circumstances, I live on an island, we only had one car and an 18 month old at the time, and dh worked over an hour away....but when I arrived at the hospital I was in labor.
both labors were fast and furious, 7 and 5 hours, both with 4th degree tears.
This time around I am expeieinced and older and know when to speak up!!! I thought it best to listen to the hospitals suggestions prior, but now I know YOU know best!
I want a 100% natural childbirth. I am fairly certain our hospital also has a birthing tub, which I will use if I am able. They have a brand new labor and delivery unit, which I am very excited about.
For this pregnancy I am only seeing a nurse practitioner, who thankfully is very much like a midwife. But....I wont know if I'll be able to deliver with a midwifeor OB till the day arrives, its whoever is on that day.
so I thought it was time to introduce myself. I look forward to getting to know everyone and learning more about natural child birth!