Nervous about Natural Birthing....HELP!!!!
I have always said I was just going to get an epidural with my pregnancy becuase I have always had really bad period pain and everyone kept telling me that I was going to need it and all this stuff. Well I am now almost 30 weeks and I know I am a little late but I am more and more convinced that I want to do this naturally. I dont want my daughter to come into this world full of drugs just because everyone told me I couldnt do something or that it was going to hurt too bad. I talked to my doctor yesterday and suprisingly he is very into supporting a natural birth and even though I am giving birth at a hospital he thinks that water birthing is very good and will contine to let me stay in the tub even after my water has broken and every other doctor I have heard says there are too many germs to let you stay in after the water has broken. I am more determined than ever to do this naturally but I am very nervous because I dont have many people encouraging me and no one knows anything about it so if I could get some suggestions on things that will help me get through it...books, or anything I need to bring to the hospital like a ball or anything would be great to know. I am delving into searching everything but there is a lot out there and I think the best advice is from someone who has done it already! Thanks
Emma May 23rd