Join Date: Feb 2007
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I am crossing everything I have (lol) for a VBAC! We planned on a totally natural birth for our first daughter but unfortunately had to have a cesarean. It really destroyed me and I will do anything not to go down that path again!
My dream birth would be a home/water birth. But that's not an option this time around. We'll labor as much as possible at home, then go to the hospital where my midwife will meet us and I'll hopefully labor/deliver unmedicated. In a perfect world everyone would then leave the room and let my husband and I and Savannah bond in peace! Unfortunately I think I'm going to have to settle with demanding that no one touch her, cut her cord, take her from me until I say so. No eye ointment, no Vit K. Breastfeeding as soon as possible and constant body contact for at LEAST one hour before they move her from me.
Since everything went so horribly last time I am going to have a doula and my husband be very vocal about my wants. There's no way I'm going to let some nurse bully me into letting my baby go before we're ready.
Kier: wife to Jared, mama to Emma ('05), Savannah ('07), and our newest little love Reid (June 30, '09) -intact because of all of YOU! I had an ecstatic birth, at home in the water!