We hear the phase thrown around in every birth book, on every pregnancy website and almost certainly somewhere deep in each Facebook Mama page, your ideal birth.
What in the heck does it mean?? Does it bring images of a young mom in a hospital bed with her husband holding her hand to your mind? What about a woman leaned over her kitchen counter with a doula standing behind her applying counter pressure to her back, all in hopes of getting some relief through her current contraction? Heck, you may envision a beautiful woman with a halo of flowers squatting behind a tree with all of the animal kingdom watching on: just for them to erupt in celebration as her baby crowns, a scene straight from Snow White.
Every baby is different. Every birth varies. Every mom longs for a different variation of this ideal birth. Home or Hospital. Relaxed with an epidural or working through those tough contractions and going natural. Maybe it is even in an operating room with
their partner standing by their side during a csection.
Do your research and decide what is important to you and work towards that goal. Know that there are no wrong choices, only your choices.
So on this day, September 9, 2015, my Little's 1st birthday, I want to share with you my version of the ideal birth. I did a ton of research and was so fortunate to find an awesome care provider. Together we made a birth plan, I took a great Childbirth Education Class and put together an awesome birth team. In the end, all of the hard work paid off!