TMI warning: I go to prenatal yoga once a week. While I was at Target today, I ran into a girl that goes to my yoga class. She just had her baby 11 days ago and I asked her how she was feeling and how everything went. She said, "Well, going med-free was not going to happen like I wanted! The epidural was a must! I tore from my butthole all the way up to and including my clit!" I said, "Omg, I didn't even know that that was possible!" She said, "I didn't either, but I'm just now walking after 11 days!"
What am I supposed to do with that information?! I am not due until September and I am going to be doing a water birth at home with an amazing midwife and her assistant. My fiance and I are starting a 12-week hypnobirthing class beginning in May. I just rented Ina May's Guide to Childbirth...In all fairness, I did ask how her birth went, but it feels like ever since I became pregnant, people just want to tell me their horrible birth stories and why I shouldn't birth at home!