I’m starting to already worry about giving birth in a hospital. I really just need to start asking questions and figuring out what to expect. The sad part is that normally I would consider myself out going, smart, and able to stand up for myself. But as soon as I’m sitting in front of some one with scrubs on I freak out and can’t say anything! Some times I wish I could just make a vlog for them, and give them the link. Lol. Passive aggressive much?
I guess my problem is that I don’t want to write out a “birth plan” and just get laughed at (so to speak, I would hope the medical staff are more professional than that!). But I want to ask if IVs are necessary/required (because 1) I hate them and 2) why would you give a perfectly healthy person an IV? I mean… if the options are right now, or after I pass out… wouldn’t it be easier to do it after I pass out?).
I have been reading a book recently. A very interesting, albeit narrow minded book about child birth. It’s “Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month-to-Month” and it is put out by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. You can guess which way it’s sided. Regardless, it is a very in-depth book about pregnancy, and the potential problems that can occur. Regardless of whether you are having a hospital birth or any other kind of birth – I would suggest this book. Why? Because their doctors – and it offers a unique view inside the human body that you can’t necessarily find any where else. It goes in-depth not only about the fetal development, but the changes in your body, the symptoms most people experience, what you can do to help them, and it offers suggestions on diet and simple exercises.
Unfortunately, this is also the book that scares the crap out of me. So – if you read this and already knew you weren’t giving birth in a hospital, then it would be easy to say “this doesn’t apply to me”. I am left thinking “I really hope/don’t want this to apply to me.” Things like episiotomies, and IVs and… why can’t I eat anything if I’m not taking any special medications? Why in the world would they do that to me? Sounds like torcher! “We know you’re currently pushing at least 7 pounds of baby out your vagina but think of it this way: if you don’t eat anything you might passout and then we can do what ever we want!”.
Does the word vagina bother you guys? What about uterus? OWN IT!
Oddly enough, the least scary part about having a baby right now is the actually birthing part. Weird? Maybe. But millions of women have done it before me – and my body knows what to do. It knows how to make this little sea monkey in my uterus – it sure as hates better know how to get it out!
Would some one please teach me how to think in coherent thoughts? Soon?