Most of us want the all-natural birth and that’s how we start off on our birth plans…..
But things happen and then the birth plan changes. It takes us a long time to come to terms with the changes.
I had 3 vaginal births and felt that I had never given birth at all. It took me a long time to come to terms with all the interventions in my vaginal births. I finally had a planned c-section with my 4th baby (due to the extremely difficult birth of my thrid baby) and everything fell in place. I gave birth by the method that everyone deems is the worst birth possible and yet I was happy and holding my healthy baby!
A far cry from my third vaginal birth where I was holding a blue baby for a few moments before he needed oxygen and possible removal to the high care baby unit. My husband was in tears from worry.
I don’t know the answer between a natural birth plan and the reality of our birth experiences – but, for me, antenatal classes just didn’t seem to prepare me for not follwing the natural birth plan we dreamed of.
The following article is great for mothers coming to terms with their births – when they have not gone as planned. Best wishes with finding your own way of coming to terms with your birthing if it doesn’t happen as planned – it’s your own personal journey.