Monday, May 12, 2014

Birthing Plan

I took the plunge and purchased the hypnobabies program.  This past OB appointment I told my physician that I planned on using hypnobabies.  He was concerned because I'm not a 20 something year old and that I'd be in a lot of pain.  I personally don't do well on pain medications.  However he made me see a bit of reason that I might just need an epidural.  If I do then I'll get one.

If all goes well J will be there for the birthing.  If not I'll be doing it alone and hopefully it won't be a scream as Joan Rivers would said it would be.  J does have some training coming up with his new unit so anything is possible.

This week I'll be reading through class one of the hypnobabies and listening to the cd tracks once I find my cd player.  Alas I'm still not finding everything and I've yet to open all the boxes too.  Just no energy to go through the last forty boxes.  I'll have to find the energy as J goes back to work tomorrow.  I was nice to have him home for the three day weekend to help out.

Right now I can hear hammering as J is hanging up the curio cabinets and a painting in the living room.  He has also been hammering away on the baby's dresser, my old bird's eye dresser.  Alas my dresser didn't fare all that well during the move.  J and I have been making several trips to Lowes since we received our belongings this past Monday.  Yesterday it was to purchase wood filler glue, a dowel, and furniture makers.  Ugh!  When I get the chance I'll post photos of the damaged and broken items.


  1. Hey, I was no 20-something either and I found HB to be fabulous! Listen to the affirmations every day! The recovery will be so much easier if you can do it without meds. Best wishes!

  2. Hi

    I dont usually comment but felt it was worth it to mention getting a doula. That way you will be sure someone is there to support YOU for the birth. There have been many studies demonstratinf that having a doula lowers your risk for interventions etc and increases the mothers' satisfaction with her birth.

    Good luck!

  3. I've heard really good things about HB! Also, it doesn't matter how old you are: labor isn't a picnic. I had an epidural with my first, and it sucked because I got dehydrated. I just had a baby with no pain meds four months ago (I'm 31) and it was a lot of hard work, but I had a doula that kept me focused on my breathing which helped a lot and it was a better experience for me. Though...I do get why women love epidurals :) I took the Bradley Method class, which was great for preparing my husband and I for the stages of labor -- we knew I was close to being done without my midwife checking dilation.


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