All I want is a natural, drug free delivery.
I am so terrified of having to get a c-sections that I almost dry retch everytime I think of the word "cesarean".
I have considered staying at home as long as possible before going to the hospital just so that I don't have drugs etc forced upon me.
The hospital that I will be birthing at seems to have a high rate of C-section's coming out of there. I know only one lady who had a natural birth in this hospital.
How can I put my mind at ease without seeming like a total control freak by begging my midwife for an answer to a question that can't really be answered?
What are my rights when it comes to my birthing plan? Can I say no to a Cesarean??
I havent been told many nice stories - I'm over hearing about the horror stories!
I had two natural drug free births and they were great! In saying that anything could have happened to endanger mine or the babies lives and I may have had to have gone for a c section.
My sister is a midwife and they push more for natural births and do all they can to get the women to do that. It really is the choice of the woman at the end of the day and sad to say more women opt for the easy way out! Some don't have a choice. But you do and don't get urself into a stress about what could go wrong. You know what you expect from the birth so just go with the flow and have some supportive people by your side to help you out.
I had planned on no drugs from the start with ds1 cause it all affects them expect gas really but that is very mild and doesnt do much. I stayed at home as long as I could because I was quite naive I guess and expected it to get worse because of the stories I had heard. When I got to the hosp I was 8 cm dilated and ready to go, he came within half an hour.
The midwives should be there for you to call during your labour to update them and tehy will advise you to stay home or come in. With the hospital I go they suggest staying at home until your comfortable as they really dont have the beds most days if your not ready to birth or in need of their assistance, which I would assume most hospitals are about.
Anyway good luck with it don't stress yourself just relax and go with your plan!