Birth plans

I was talking to another new dad this morning and it’s just obvious to me now that no matter what your birth plan is, you just have no idea what’s going to happen. They wanted to go to the birth centre first to try the ‘natural’ thing, but after a series of freak events – and horrible midwifes! – they ended up more stressed than ever and in the hospital. Shame, as it seemed to ruin their experience and run up to the actual birth. They didn’t feel that anyone was listening to them, mum was upset and stressed and dad felt angry and helpless.
A lot have people have said to me now to stay at home as long as possible and go into the hospital at the last minute. Luckily I still have a LONG 6 and half months to think about it!

Other links:
UK Midwifes
Doulas (birthing helper/partner)

Epidural before contractions?!!

Work has eased off a bit this week so can start blogging again. Not that I have that much interesting to say as it’s all a bit non eventful. Not that I’m complaining. Im 14 weeks now. No sickness still. More energy, and I think my stomach even looked a little flatter!? No cravings. Apart from nectarines.

I woke up last week feeling pretty normal again. Although in the evening I do double in size. Definitely ready to start yoga again. (gonna check out the prenatal class at Yoga Place). Not lovin bingo wings or fat back. Am loving my soothe-me bump n boobs oil tho. thank you sooz for making me an extra big bottle! Using it daily all over body and even on my face now. It’s lush.

So, more interesting facts from my friend… You should try to not put on more than 2 stone during pregnancy, and a friend of a friend had an epidural before she even had any contractions. She lives in South Africa. Can you do that here??!

Some useful links
NHS (Weight put on during pregnancy)
Goodtoknow website