~*~ Elizabeth's (eliann) Lodge ~*~
Welcome to my lodge. LOL. Can I start my own lodge?
Well I'm just too excited to document these last weeks of my first pregnancy. I hope to have a natural, unmedicated birth with a midwife in a hospital. We initially looked into a birth center, but the birth center closest to us has been getting bad reviews because they are under staffed and I actually called them 3x to setup an appointment and they never even called me back. I think DH is happier that we are doing a hospital birth, he was always nervous about the birth center for some reason. Our hospital is the best hospital in the state for having a natural birth. They are very supportive of NCB and breastfeeding.
I have a doula too and I've been taking natural childbirth classes that are based on the bradley method, they are called birth boot camp. Sounds awful, but they are pretty decent. I'm also really into yoga and meditation and have been before pregnancy, so I'm hoping to use those relaxation methods as well.
Two of my friends have had unmedicated births and they have been super supportive. I do still have fear of labor and birth but I think those fears get less and less each day. It's more that this is my first baby and its hard to know what to expect.