No, I didn't think you went on at all. I am VERY interested in the ART of birthing, and really, no matter how it happens, it is a beautiful art! Some art is prettier than others, so you can make that analogy I guess...
Know what I mean? Anytime a baby is born, it is a beautiful process, however, unfortunately, many babies and mothers get cheated! I'll have to get on that website. By the way- my mw's last name is Augustine.
I don't know if my husband will be here when I go into labor. If he's not, I plan on calling him. Since I can't predict how long my labor will be, that is really all I can do. If he's not here, and I think it's about time to get to the hospital, I will either have my friend who lives in my neighborhood take me, or my parents. If I think I can wait for them( they live 30 minutes away!) I WOULD NEVER CALL 911! Except in emergency! I just need to discuss that with my husband. With my first birth, I went into labor on my due date (around 8 pm, then my contrax were steadily 5 min apart around 10.) We got to the hospital around midnight. I pushed the baby for a little less than an hour, and he was born at 5:54 am. that was the short version!
I now know I could have labored at home awhile longer (should have) and I know that I should have kept walking around. It was my choice to lay down, because I was tired! Labor is hard work
I also realize that I shouldn't have had them break my water, though it did speed things up! I went from being stuck at 7, to 10cm in less than an hour, I think. This toime I will shower, walk, whatever it takes. I will "open like a flower!" My perspective is so different. I guess I am hoping things go as smoothly as they did with my first (as far as the baby being in the right position, etc) I will require less intervention. I don't even want to stay in the hospital, but we'll see how it goes. Maybe I can convince the midwife and dh to let me go home.
Hospital beds are so dang uncomfortable.