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Have you started thinking about names yet? Not that I expect you to post them here ... but I bet it's fun to think about.

i had to quit reading during the first sentence because my blood pressure peaked...then, i finished reading and it went back to normal.
some choices will be out of your hands...i did NOT want a c-section but one of my babies (the rowdy one) just would not maintain position...he was everywhere the other one wasn't...so, hello c-section...the epidural was necessary for that procedure. i had no ill effects but was very complacent for a few hours after delivery...so not me...especially after ALL THIS...however i'm sure my family was thrilled the 'boss of everything' had 'whatevs' attitude and gave them all a break.
'what to expect when you're expecting'...a book i enjoyed

I wanted a natural birth. No pitocin. No epidural. I had both, and a c-section. The pitocin was needed because I was 10 days late and my fluid was low. The epidural was needed after 11 hours of pitocin because I was exhausted - but if he had cooperated, I know I would have been able to have him naturally. And then the c-section of course came because the pitocin didn't work and Finn didn't want to squeeze his ginormous body out of my tiny pelvis (god bless him!)

I had a midwife and a doula I loved, and they both empowered me through the entire experience, so even though I didn't have the birth I wanted, it was still wonderful. If you love your midwife and your doula, I'm sure you'll be happy with whatever your birth experience is. Though I really hope it's natural childbirth!

And OMG! I'm so excited you're talking birth plans!!!

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    • L.A. 2009. I’m stuck in traffic on the 101 freeway, listening to Isabella Rosselini on NPR. Isabella, for some reason, mentions that starfish are one of those rare species that can reproduce asexually, and I realize that if I could do that, I wouldn't have to worry about finding a boyfriend/husband. I wouldn’t have to internet date! I wouldn't have to figure out if I want to/can/should have a baby/adopt a baby/child on my own. I wouldn't have to stress about things like FSH levels, or weigh my feelings on in vitro versus adoption. I would just have a baby. Thus began my starfish envy.
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