Originally Posted by Free Thinker
Mine sounds the worst so far
It doesn't sound better or worse to me. It sounds like you have made decisions that fit your situation and make you the most comfortable. With my first, I had an emergency c-section (I labored unmedicated and was 10cm and pushing when it was discovered she was breech). I refused to be put under and got a "last minute" epidural. Of course it was **a little**
uncomfortable laying on my side with my legs closed with a babies bottom coming out out of my cervix BUT>>> it can be done.
As for me, I have a vision of laboring for as long as possible at home then to a nearby beautiful (dare I say: upscale) hospital. My MIL will babysit my daughter at her home. The hospital has gorgeous accommodations for not only myself and the baby but DH and family as well. Birthing tubs, large showers, special "beds" that you can adjust to squat (add a bar) or "doggie style" or whatever is most comfortable, terrific food and an open minded staff. Not to mention a Riley Children's Hospital in house. My husband and I will labor together with no medication but a hep lock (mostly to put my DH at ease), minimal fetal monitoring and interruption by hospital staff. My OB (who had her own last child via Bradley Method) will help deliver my little VBAC man in a gentle manner in whichever position I feel is most comfortable and productive to me. He will not receive eye goop, vit K, PKU heel slice, bilirubin blood checks, hep B, circumcision or anything else that I deem unnecessary and/or harmful. I have decided that the hearing test is ok if they offer. I guess that is about it...
I love reading about everyone's birth plans.