On 24th August at 2.25am my second little boy was born into the world weighing 9lb 1oz. His birth was not what I had planned or envisioned in my head, however I feel it’s an important story on how to deal with changes to birth plans ‘in action’.
I had written a very simple birth plan with the following wishes:
- Home Birth
- Water Birth
- Active Birth
- Able to move around
- Calm environment
- Support & Reassurance that I can do this
- No offer of pain relief unless I ask
- Husband to cut cord & tell me the sex
- Physiological delivery of the placenta
At 10 days overdue I was getting very fed up and trying not to focus on the impending induction I was booked in for. All week I had been getting lots of Braxton Hicks and twice thought I was in labour but things just stopped. Very frustrating! Especially when everyone is giving advice as to how I could ‘get things going’.