In my calm blue ocean.
I do not need or want to hear about pain meds.
I do not want or need to use them.
Hell, I CAN'T use them. What should I take, Tylenol??
I'm going to a free standing birth center. There are no OB's. There are no anesthesiologists. There are no nurses.
There's only me, my dh, my midwife and her assistants. And anyone else I may want to come along.
I am working with midwives with years of experience who never leave my side to check on other patients. I have birth assistants who never leave my side. I plan on being in a warm pool of water to help relieve pain. I plan on going inside myself while listening to my Hypnobirthing scripts and relaxing. I plan on having a calm, gentle birth.
Women were designed to have babies. We've been doing it for years and years and years. Having a baby is not medical, it's miracle.
Whether my Bella is 6lbs or 10lbs, I want her to have the best entrance into this world she can. A calm, gentle birth. Not one with harsh lights and cold air. No poking and prodding the minute she's out. It's hard being in a warm, dark womb and all of a sudden thrust into those conditions. Wouldn't you feel the same way? Think about it like living in a warm cave for 9mo and having no sunlight only to be thrust into a sunny but cold world with no warning.
This is the birthing experience I want. Do not throw stones in my calm blue ocean.
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