Saturday, April 2, 2011

Role Model

Okay, can I complain about something perhaps inappropriate for a moment?  How come it seems like nobody I know is any good at birthing?
P.S. 25 weeks

I mean, all my mama-friends are awesome, strong, wonderful women, who researched and planned and prepared and still, I seem to know very few people who have successfully birthed naturally. They all end up laboring for 40+ hours, which leads to hospital transfer, epidural, c-section, NICU or some combination of those things. I don't fault them. I know they did the best they could. But seriously, if they couldn't do it, how am I going to. Little ol' me.

I realize this is a silly thing to bitch about, but I'm starting worry about how I'm not hearing any positive birth experiences, and what if I'm not very tough, and maybe this isn't as easy and natural as I was telling myself and OMG. And clearly I can't talk about this with anyone who would get it, because I would be all," by the way your c-section is totally fucking me up" which is good for nobody because many of them still have not come to terms with it, and I don't want them to feel bad and geez.

But I needed to get that out there. I feel better now.


  1. You should check out this website
    Lots of great info from regular people with real birth stories. I don't know what your plans are, but I had my son in a hospital w/ an obgyn. I had done a basic birthing class, but never has strict plans to go unmedicated. I just tried to be flexible knowing that as long as the baby and I were both happy and healthy in the end then all was well. I ended up in labor only 8 hrs, pushed for 45 minutes, and had a healthy 8 lb 12 oz boy. My first baby, and I was 28. Don't be scared! There are lots of great birth stories out there. I just wanted to comment bc I saw no one else had. Also, I have a friend due in June with a boy. She is currently doing a hypno birthing class and highly recommends it. :)

  2. Thank you for your comment. In general I feel pretty confident in my body and my ability to give birth the way nature intended. I've read lots of positive birth stories. But it does seem strange to me that the women I actually know don't seem so be successful with natural birth. Especially since they are for the most part good candidates for it.

    I'm good now though. I just needed to have a quiet little freakout to get it all out of my system.



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