7 years ago when I gave birth to my son I had this birthing plan that I was going to do everything natural and have this awesome pregnancy and birth. Boy did my son decide differently! Nothing went my way and I ended up with the completely opposite experience. I think this time I am just going to chuck the whole birthing plan. What do you think? Birthing plans, yes or no?
My son almost ended up being a c-section because my hips couldn't take it and I ended up with a epidural. My best friends says it is because I jinxed myself lol. So instead I explained to my doctor about the last situation and made plans to have the baby in a hospital that is better equipped for emergency situations just in case things don't go the way I want. I told her, "Watch me have the best birth ever!"
What I mean is this time around I came into this pregnancy expecting the same thing I had with my son and this pregnancy is like night and day. My son was a very hard pregnancy and this time around it is surprisingly easy. I keep expecting it to jump out at me at any time and attack but so far nothing. So I don't know what to expect this time around. I voiced my concerns to my doctor and we talked about the possibilities. She is an awesome doctor and listens to me very well. But as far as a written birthing plan I think I have pretty much chucked the idea because I seriously have no idea what to expect this time.
I had three and didn't have a birthing plan. The first two, the plan was *get an epidural and push that boy out* (both were boys). Our youngest (girl) had her own agenda. I had severe preeclampsia and had to deliver, by c-section, at 30 weeks.