I had an epidural birth then a water birth. I break down the differences in my preparation, the procedures I had, and my overall thoughts. Plus, a list of things I wish I’d heard before my first birth.
This is the ironic story of how I came to choose water birth at the same facility I had laughed at and how it went.
I always believed that a standard, hospital, epidural route was the way for me. It worked, but I learned that it was not necessarily the easy route I had been sold.
Your convenient starting point for learning about natural childbirth, courtesy of a gal who trailblazer her way from hospital/pitocin/epidural birth #1 to a full on midwife/doula/water birth for birth #2. You’re welcome.
Don’t worry, this isn’t a post about how I’m pregnant!—just why. (A sequel to “The Right Time to Have Kids”)
Nearly every day, my baby does something that makes me think of how God must see us, and she’s taught me many lessons about what it means to be a child of God.
This has been one of the hardest and most valuable lessons for me to learn.
Let me explain.
We’ve only been married a year. We’re waiting for my husband to finish his bachelor’s program and living in a tiny on-campus apartment. And frankly, we’re dirt poor.
So why did we decide to have a baby?
A guide for any open-minded person who wishes to let the Lord frame their opinion of abortion.
A guide for people who are pregnant, may ever be pregnant, have or may ever have a pregnant partner, have a family at all, belong to a church congregation, belong to any social group, or are people.