When I was pregnant with my daughter and talking birth plans, I had a dream. I wanted to do everything as naturally as possible–go into labor on my own, no pain meds, a doula and my husband by my side, in the hospital but guided by a nurse midwife.
My dream came true.... My husband was proud of me, and yes, I enjoyed the look of admiration on the faces of others when I casually let it drop that I had given birth without meds. I am woman, hear me roar.
Fast forward to four years, three losses, and one rainbow pregnancy later. It had been an anxious nine months, with abject fear for my baby’s life kept at bay only by prayer and the support of my husband and other PAL moms. I was at the point where I felt my baby would be safer outside me than inside. We were under the watchful eye of an incredible OB who had cared for me during my second and third losses, and we knew that we wanted him at the birth of our son if at all possible.
Read the rest of "How my Birth Plan Changed for my Pregnancy after a Loss" at the Pregnancy After Loss Support blog: https://pregnancyafterlosssupport.com/birth-plan-changed-for-pregnancy-after-a-loss/