I want to share my story with you for two reasons. 1) I want to be bold and honest in my experience because there are too many women on social media portraying an easy/glamorous/perfect birth. There is no such thing. We are all human. 2) I had so much fear leading up to this moment that if I could do it all over again, I’d let the fear go and welcome the experience more.
All I knew going into this was: 1) The plan is to have no plan. Expectations are never good for any situation, and emergencies can happen. 2) I don’t want any drugs. Epidural…preferably not, but definitely no actual drugs.