I just watched The Business of Being Born. Like all the books I've been reading, it was recommended to me by my sister, who is a doula.
I thought I was pretty sure about what I wanted my first birth to be like, but the more I read and watch and listen, the more I know that I want a better birth than what I can most likely expect in the hospital.
I don't want interventions that aren't necessary. I'm not good with pain, but a woman's body was designed to give birth, and it knows what it's doing and what it needs, so I know I can trust my body to get through it. I also know that most hospitals don't allow a woman's body to take charge of the birthing process. Does that leave me with the option of a home birth in Canada? More specifically, in Kelowna BC, where I am?
Of those on this board who have had a birth experience already, can I ask what you thought of it? How did it go? Were you satisfied with your experience?