Re: The PRO's (and con's) of Natural Childbirth
My first was born in the hospital and I got the epi, the next two were born at home (no epi obviously) and we are planning #4 to be at home in a few weeks too.
All I can say is nothing has impacted me as much as my births at home. It was absolutely amazing. I'm kind of a shy reserved person, but that made me feel like I could tackle anything and like I finally became a woman ( in a way).
After my first home birth I (no joke) looked back on my birth every night as I fell asleep with such joy and fondness for a full year afterwards.
I definitely mourn the fact that I missed out on that amazing experience with my first. Although maybe its good b/c I can definitely compare and see the beauty of having a baby naturally.
In 3 weeks I know the pain is coming but I'm actually excited to have another amazing birth and bonding with my new baby girl.