So my hubby and I have decided to change our plans as far as where and who will be delivering our baby. I have many reasons why I made this switch but part of me is wishing that it would've worked out. When you pick the person that will be with you during labor and have a HUGE role in your baby coming into this world, it's a big decision. You need to feel comfortable and confident in your choice.
Well I didn't. I loved the idea of giving birth in a birthing center with personal attention, a miwife who supports natural birth etc. However, I just did not feel comfortable with the person we chose. I felt nervous to ask questions and when I did they were answered with the shortest possible replies. No detailed explanations, no "its normal to feel that way but...", nothing like that at all. So my husband and I decided to try out other doctors to see if I would prefer someone else and I did. I found a great doctor even closer to home who spent a lot of time with me explaining and answering every question.
At the end of my appointment I just felt happy. I felt confident and comfortable. I now feel like my health and the health of my child will be in good, caring hands. I most likely will not have a water birth but she assured me that she will respect my wishes as far as no drugs and avoiding a c-section etc.
I'm relieved and happy with our choice. This is my pregnancy and our child and I'm glad we decided to take a little more control over it. Speaking of taking control, I've been giving more thought to a birth plan. I'm not sure exactly what goes into it. Any tips?