Non-medicated! All natural. Nothing doin. This is my goal! Yikes =)
For many reasons. [I will divulge them if you're at all interested]
It is a flexible goal.=) We are not at all opposed to epidurals or c-sections. Any way that safely brings a sweet little one into mommy and daddy's arms is a miracle!
But alas, tis my goal. We have lots of ideas already and will actually be having a doula again. We never thought we would ever have anyone else in the room with us. We always thought it would just be an intimate time for the two (three) of us. Until our dear friends introduced us to the idea and to her! Love you guys=)
But I'm telling you it was amazing. She was incredible and our doc still says to this day that (God 1st of course) she was the reason that we were able to have a vaginal birth, didn't push for forever, and a minimal amount of tearing... I know I cringe at that word too!!! She was as involved or uninvolved as we wanted or needed her to be! And she was our advocate to or told us things that we could ask the doctors or nurses. Things we would have never known that we could ask!
So, has anyone out there done it? Any suggestions? Suggested reading? Anything?=) Ladies?Even if you don't have any tips, feel free to send out a little prayer, a happy dance, or some fun smiley happy thoughts for me/us (but mostly me!) =)!