The Mirenda Kerr story. She had a birth plan. She followed it. That’s greatness. It really is. I can only assume that people are talking about her in a negative way had a poorly executed birth plan and are jealous. Birth plans hardly ever go as PLANNED. Mine went the complete opposite. I guess all the well since we forgot to even bring my printed copy to the hospital.
I think back about my birth plan and I definitely remember being cautious about discussing certain plans with certain people. Ya know why? Because they would look at me like I was crazy. I was embarrassed about some of my birth plans and some of my post birth plans. But I shouldn’t have been. The people that I would be embarrassed in front of were in no position to judge how I want to have my daughter. It’s how I want to have MY daughter not how EVERYONE ELSE wants to have my daughter.
I thought about having a water birth. In depth. Some people think that’s crazy.
I thought about whether I should hire a doula. After watching TLC I thought she would drive me nuts.
I was ::::THIS CLOSE:::: to getting a herbalist to prepare my afterbirth into capsules that I would consume to prevent postpartum depression. (By :::this close:::: I mean I had John convinced that we were doing this for SURE. I had contacted THE only herbalist in the area that did it. ) -EVERYONE I know except John is/would be disgusted with this. He was the one person I KNEW was concerned about my mental health after Harper was born. Before she was even born.
Next time around I will not be embarrassed about any part of my birth plan. Because it’s MINE. The people that wonder why their loved ones KEEP information from them should look further into how they REACT when the same people SHARE extra information to them.
There- I said my piece about it.
I’m going to go eat my 3:45pm lunch.