I’ve done the classes. I’ve read the books. I’ve consulted Dr Google (much to my Husband’s disgust). And this is my birth plan.
Anyway, I digress.
So the reason I don’t have a plan? Well like all first time mum’s I have no idea what to expect. It could be long, short, I could cope ok with the pain… Ok, well that’s a big fat lie because I have NO pain threshold, but I’m secretly hoping that I’ll surprise myself. And my Husband!
But the truth is, while I’m relatively open minded about the pain relief options, they scare the beejeesus outta me. So I guess I’m actually not that open minded about them! I’ve had the gas before and then proceeded to throw up for the next couple of hours. Pethidine, hmmm well apparently that also makes you nauseous and a little bit off with the fairies. And then there’s the epidural. Well. A big fat needle being inserted into my spine. Um, no thanks.
But then again, when the time comes I may be saying a big no thanks to those damn contractions, and a big yes please, stick that epidural needle right on in.
Who knows. I guess we’ll just wait and see!
What was your birth plan? Did you even have one? And did it get thrown out the window?!