It’s been a little over 2 months since we welcomed our Astoria earth-side… I have been nursing round the clock, and adjusting to now being a mother of 4 children. But I have a small window of time while she lay here, sleepy at my breast, to share about our birth…
The moment husband and I decided to try for our last baby, I began dreaming again about an all natural birth… One I hadent experienced before. No inductions, complications, drug free… My body doing exactly what nature intended. My advice, as a seasoned mother of 4, is always expect every scenario…. Be prepared for every outcome. I absolutely love my doctor… he delivered my 1st child nearly 13 years ago so I knew immediately since we were stationed in the panhandle that I wanted him for my prenatal care, and to bring this new life into the world… My 1st apt with him was great! I was over the moon about being pregnant… Then we discussed how I would be delivering… and well, dream crushed. With our 3rd child I had an emergency c-sec. I won’t go into details, but since my current doc hadn’t delivered her (we lived in D.C. at the time) he didn’t know what we were working with…He did however say that its my body, my delivery, and ultimately my decision… We went over the complications from previous pregnancies and weighed out all of the risks of a vbac. All I wanted was a natural delivery. To experience that skin to skin contact again, feel my body deliver my last child into the world. I missed everything when having my 3rd child, and I wanted to experience all my body was designed for. But in the end, it’s what’s best for the baby, and myself… and I wouldnt miss this one. We wanted to have a healthy delivery, without the risk of another emergency situation.