I love reading birth stories. As another of 3 myself, I’ve experienced the joys and frustrations of birth three separate times and reading about other people’s experiences is always interesting to me. But I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in comment sections around the internet. I’m seeing a lot of negative comments about Birth Plans. You can sum up the majority of these comments as saying “Ha! You can’t plan for birth. That baby is going to do what it wants and you don’t get a say.” But that’s just not true. At all.
Why I am Choosing a Midwife
Let me state here and now that I know that pregnancy and childbirth is different for everyone. Your feelings and wants for your own birth might be very different from mine, and I support that completely. I’m an advocate for all womens birth choices, and promote education, thought and discussion. Above all, I support a world where women support eachother with love and kindness. So, with that comment-diffusing disclaimer out of the way…
I am currently Trying to Conceive our 3rd child. It’s been an interesting journey! My 2nd child is 18 months old, and hubby and I have been TTC since last summer. We have had our ups and downs, of course, and even took a break from the stress of it all in the fall. But with renewed effort we are back at it again. Charting, ovulation kits, the whole shebang- including Holistic efforts as well.