Blind Folded

blogI’m beginning to feel really anxious about the fast approaching arrival of P2. At 34+4weeks pregnant I’m the most pregnant I’ve ever been!

Looking back at P1s arrival – I don’t remember a thing!! I really thought I did. But no matter how hard I try to remember, I just can’t!! I think because I was so young and admittedly quite embarrassed about my age I’ve managed to mentally block the labour and birth from my memories.

I feel this time I’m going in blind folded. Not really knowing what to expect. Just like a new mother. That scares me!

I know that if possible I’d like to have a water birth. I know that I’d like to stay clear of an epidural. I want this to be as natural as I can make it without it being unbearably painful. I know it can be done. Or is that just the high pain thresh hold women that manage to cope being medication free??

I don’t want to be one of those mothers that screams the place down or one that takes any pain relief possible (no offence to any mums reading this who were like that).

I just want a nice labour… Surely it’s possible?! For something to at least go my way this time.

Anyone got any tips for pain relief? Or opinions on my unrealistic wish for my birth plan?


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  1. Water birth is fine as long as its available, that’s what I was told. I never opted for a water birth as I didn’t like the thought I might get chilly πŸ™‚ I had a pretty quick labour and so was quite happy up on the bed, off the bed, sitting…..and whatever other positions I was in πŸ™‚

  2. Every women and every birth is different. My advice is to just go with the flow and what your most comfortable with.

  3. Just passing by random blogs and ran across yours! Congrats to you and your family!

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