Many women spend the last few months of their pregnancy developing their birthing plan and wondering exactly how the delivery will go. They review all the information available to them and although many know that logically they can not prepare for every eventuality, they hope that their birthing plan will go — well as planned. I was no different. Even though this was my fourth pregnancy and I had experienced a natural, though hospital delivery; a medically assisted delivery that included medical interventions such as drugs and forceps; and a regular assisted hospital delivery I had never though to have a home delivery or a C-section. Recently, home birthing has become a much more popular option for women with the advent of more and more qualified midwifes and doulas and the desire to avoid medications and interference in what many feel is a natural event. But sometimes nature has a mind of its own and even the best laid plans can go wrong.
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