When I was a teenager, I knew that I would want drugs when I had a baby. My favorite thing to say was, "God gave man the smarts to invent drugs for a reason. Stick that needle in my back and give me relief!"
When I found myself pregnant with my first child however, I my tune was different. My sister had two homebirths, and while I knew I would NEVER do that (never say never) she had really good experiences both times. My sister-in-law had just had a baby two years earlier in a birth center, and I thought that was such a great alternative.
I had researched and knew exactly how I wanted birth to be. I knew that I would have a natural, drug-free birth with a Certified Nurse Midwife in the hospital. I knew my baby would be born gently, peacefully and would nurse right away.
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