My Birth Plan is for Bella to be born in our home and into Hal’s loving hands without any complications. As my body has already blazed the trail of labor once, without a detour in the road, I have confidence that she’ll be able to do it again. I plan to move with the pain, howl in it’s face, dance with it, and rejoice in the mounting waves of rushes that will flow over my abdomen. I plan to birth without fear. Have confidence with me – be a part of this energy and strength. I will be connected to every woman – every mother – in the world through this powerful experience.
Before my head grows too big, and my britches get too tight, let me say that I do have a plan for the “what ifs” that may arise during this labor. I know that even the most supported and confident of woman can have complications during labor. If these complications require more interventions than what my midwives can provide and should I find myself transferring to a hospital, I will not see these interventions as a sign of failure on any level.
I will have confidence that the hospital staff will be made a part of my birth team. I will be thankful for the technology that will help bring Bella into our world. I will welcome the hospital staff and their knowledge into this most sacred rite of passage as part of BellaGrace’s birth story. And together with the staff, my midwife, and my husband I will still make my own decisions as to what happens with this birth. If I can do that, I can embrace what-ever experience I may have as my own – brought about by my own power of knowledge and choice.
I have faith in my support team to guide me in the right direction, faith in my husband to give me strength to make the right choices, and faith in myself to birth my dear sweet baby girl with only the love and desire to see her arrive safely into our world.