Hello I am 14 1/2 weeks pregnant and have decided to naturally birth in a hospital. I had made this decision a long time ago when I was privileged to witness multiple unnatural births in a hospital setting. At that time it was solely on what I saw and had nothing to do with any reading material or documentary I watched. I just want to say I don't find anything wrong with wanting to be medicated but I feel like that is not the way for me and everyone should have a choice.
If your wondering what I had experienced here it is! I could only described as " mechanical birthing". The women birthing was very quiet and didn't speak much. I was told she sent her husband away a short while ago due to needing to be back at work. So she was all alone with no family or friends. A nurse then came into the room, checked her and the monitor she was hooked up to and told her it was time to start pushing. The whole experience was that the nurse looked for a contraction on the monitor told her to push, then stop, and then rest. That went on till the baby was born and in a way I felt gypped just watching it. I felt that there was no emotional aspect or feeling. I want to feel a contraction and know when I'm suppose to push not have someone else tell me. I'm not saying I need to feel pain to have emotion but I would love to experience all that is has to offer form start to finish. Well that's my back story.
Now I have read up, watched some documentaries and want even more now to have a natural child birth. I have recently found out I have a little problem though. I have read some of your past post and am definitely getting the Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way book and some others, but do you think I need to take a class. I recently found out that the policies at work had changed for pregnant women and am possibly going to have to go without a paycheck once the baby is born. So I am trying to save as much as possible so my question is will just reading books be good enough? Or should getting into a class be the right thing to do even though we are trying to save?
Thanks for reading the long post and I look forward to reading more!