my birth plan

I am just going to say it…

I didn’t find anything about the birth process beautiful.


The end result was worth it, but labor and delivery is something I would rather have slept through.

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  1. You are so right… It would have been nice to have woken up to an angel… We’ll actually I did that after my fourth — but had an emergency c-section. It was hell afterwards to be sure but I had my angel of a boy.

  2. I could not agree more. My birth plan was to deliver living children (and at 27 weeks, there was some debate). I knew the dangers and explicitly told my doctors, “Do what you need to do.” I didn’t have any delusions of grandeur for a beautiful heartwarming experience. I envisioned doctors, wires, tubes and flashing alarms – of which there were many.

    After my c-section (yes I had one and I’m proud of my scar) the anesthesiologist looked at my husband and said, “She’s OK. But she’s going to go to sleep now…”

  3. I was not the best at birthing, but I am an awesome mom (most of the time!) If I were a cow, they would have not kept me after first birthing season!!!

  4. I so agree, the end result in of childbirth is the only reason anyone would ever want to go through it in the first place. I remember the doctor asking me with my first if I wanted to see what was happening as my son was crowning and I looked at him like he was crazy LOL. There are some things I just don’t want to see 🙂

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