Can I join you?? I'm just about at 30 weeks and have more seriously been researching birthing options and have definitely decided to go the natural way. I've been seeing a midwife throughout my entire pregnancy with my DH being extremely reluctant. Now that I've shown him a few documentaries (The Business of Being Born & Orgasmic Birth) and had him attending birthing classes with our doula, he's completely on board with the whole thing!
I'm loving the idea of hearing your stories and having your support in all of this. My first birth was in a hospital and not so great. I was fighting every contrax, the lights were on, it was crazy with people in and out, DH was begging me to get an epi... In the end I didn't want to hold my son for the first 2 days - had a hard time bonding
We are both expecting quite a different experience this time. I've been on pg.org since 2004 and know a lot of you already - thanks for letting me in!
Sarah and Dave, married April 8, 2000
DS David Anthony July 14, 2005
DD Teresa Joy "Rese" February 11, 2011
My February Space
Welcome! Good to see you over here! You are already on a good start! The way I prepared last time was reading tons and tons and tons of positive birth stories. Have you read "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" yet? It was the book that changed my entire perspective and made me switch from a traditional OB office to a free standing birth center with a midwife at 20 weeks with DS! The first part of the book is a lot of birth stories. The second part is by Ina May Gaskin and is an easy read.
Welcome! I hope your experience is much better this time.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
Another Feb mommy! Good to see you over here! This is a great group of support and advice...I agree you should look into Ina May's book. It is full of great information.
Chase-13, Trey-11, Layton-9, Zander-5, McKay-3, Declan-1, Keely born 9/6/2012
Welcome! I hope that you have a beautiful experience this time around. You're in the right spot to get some good positive support.
Anne, mommy to five:
Lillian, born 12-24-10
Will, born 10-19-07
New little one, due 9-19-2012
Lucas Robert, born to Jesus @ 18 weeks on 12-26-08 (due 5-28-09)
Ectopic Angel 10-24-06
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.