I've explained my first birth story to Hope and my interest in having a doula (nonmedical person who assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, as well as her partner and/or family, by providing information, physical assistance, and emotional support ~ Wikipedia).
Hope then recommended that my husband and I look into the Bradley method this time around which focuses on husband coached birthing. To be honest, my if you know my husband, you'll understand that that he doesn't need any method, class, or lesson to ward of scalpel -hungry doctors and impatient nurses. He's tough yet sweet and beautifully protective of me and our daughter, so I think he'll be perfect as my labor support this time around.
We're also going to have a water birth. I thought it best to use the water as meditative pain relief during labor. After all, I'm a Pisces and love water, so this is probably the best place for me to be. Why didn't I think of doing this before!?!? Me and hubby have to go check out the birth center and do a quick tour of the birthing tub/pool. I'll keep you posted on how that goes. If you are curious about water birth, check out: http://www.waterbirth.org/
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