Pushing ? CB Class ?
I hope I will be aware enough to catch him. Last time I wasn't - I was so focused internally I never even opened my eyes till he was out. I'm planning a waterbirth, so I'm sure someone will grab him if I don't - Babies float, right? That is a joke.
Everyone - Pushing Question:
I've heard so many people say they hated pushing latley, & that just never occured to me. I loved that part SOOOO much. I even told this poor girl in my hypnobirthing class how wonderfull it is. She's a first time mom & that was the part she was really scared of. I just went on & on about how great it is - that all of the sudden you KNOW your baby is comming & all your efforts are just about to accomplish something really big....bla bla bla for like 10 min. Now I'm hoping I didn't do her a disservice - maybe she'll hate it too & be cussing me!
Anyway... for those of you that didn't love this part, do you think you were really "ready" to push? Did you have the urge or did they tell you it was time? What exactly did you not like? Did you have a long, drawn out pushing time or did it hurt you alot, did you feel like everyone was rushing you??? I'm just wondering because this seems so foreign to me, but it obviously is NOT a rare occurance to hate this part. Going into the birthing, I just "knew" that I would enjoy that part & that I would love nursing. Both came true - I'm just wondering if I lucked out or if maybe my mindset had a lot to do with it. It truly never occured to me that women have such a hard time delivering babies & nursing - I figured if I could "get through" the first stage I'd be great.
Did anyone take classes this time around? What have you done before & how helpfull did you find them?
I'm adding a website I found on another board here - you may have seen it before, but it may be the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. It's a photo essat with music of a home waterbirth with kids attending. It's not graphic, my 5 year old loved it, but it gets loud at the end so if anyone is at work, put on headphones (ha ha) It's maybe 1.5 min long.http://danielfairbanks.pseconds.com/jude.htm
I'm probably heading up north tomorrow... Hurricane Ivan looks like a bad one..... I may not be on for a while after today, but I really look forward to the responses!