I don't care if you go "au naturale" for your L&D...
but do NOT under any circumstances criticize me for my decisions regarding pain medication during my L&D. It does not make me:
- a weaker person
- weaker than you
- less of a woman
- less connected to my child
- or a bad mother
There are risks with everything (including birth itself), but it’s my prerogative to relieve pain in order to make the experience more positive for me. I’ve done my own research and made decisions based on that and talks I’ve had with my OB/GYN. I’m not going to defend or explain my decisions or my birth plan, I don’t have to. I should be respected and not criticized.
It’s okay to be proud of yourself, but you aren't now Mother of the Year because you didn't recieve any medication during your L&D. Congrats, you gave birth the way people have given birth for thousands of years. Get over yourself, lady, you didn’t discover the cure for AIDS…