I wanted a water birth first time around.
No pain relief.
Who was I kidding?
I thought baby would come early.
Again, who was I kidding?
I thought it would all go- excuse the pun- swimmingly.
Four children on and I’m aware that nothing goes to plan. Nothing happens the way you intend it and when it comes to birth, that is never more true. That water birth became an induction at 42 weeks, became a baby in distress, became a baby stuck, became an emergency section. And still I made plans.
I wanted a planned section second time around.
My choice of music in the theatre. No emergencies, no drama. No pain. (more…)