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  1. I had a Midwife both times. In some states mid wives have hospital privileges!! You should not be so hard on yourself-only you remember cuz the baby experiences the same thing if lights ore on or of or you are in a tub or not! HaHa us ladies aren’t the only ones surprised by the actual birth 🙂 Just lovem that’s what they will remember

    1. Very true! When I gave birth to Finn, there was a midwife there in the hospital so I will have to look into that!

  2. My birth also went nothing like I had in my plan, BUT I am really glad I wrote it out. Every doctor or nurse who came in read it, and it helped to have them say “I know this isn’t what you wanted, but medically I think we need to (start pitocin/get an epidural/do a c-section).” I at least felt heard, through the chaos. I know a lot of women’s plans are ignored, so I really appreciated their efforts.

    1. Hi Amanda!
      I’m so happy that yours was NOT ignored! It’s good to know that it doesn’t happen to everyone! 🙂

  3. I totally get it. Most of my birth plan went out the window too when I had to be induced and on antibiotics the entire time. I did get some of what I wanted – I brought my own birth ball and I got to use it a little – but most of it was kind of moot. I likely won’t bother with a birth plan next time around either.

    1. Hi Julie,
      It is crazy how fast your perfect birth can change! I had other things to worry about the second time around. I was planning more for who was going to watch my oldest one! Haha 🙂

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