Based on my previous experiences, I would have expected to be devastated by how the event had unfolded but this time it was different. It wasn't just because I had a healthy baby, that I was ecstatic. It was because I made choices. I was in control. When my birth plan got derailed, I asked questions. Each time something changed, I made a choice. I worked with my circumstances and while it wasn't the birth of my dreams, it was MY BIRTH. I owned this one.
I want that for my clients. I want you to feel like no matter how you gave birth, whether it was everything you'd ever hoped for or everything that could go wrong did go wrong, your birth belongs to you. I hope that you feel strong and powerful and know that you had that ish!
I don't care if you want to give birth on a fairy hill in the woods, or have a "mommy-make-over" while you're still under from your scheduled cesarean section. Give birth the way that you want to. Advocate for yourself and your baby. Choose a doctor or midwife that you trust so you can get the information you need to give informed consent if things don't go like you hope they will.