When I was expecting my first baby, I had little to no desire to have an all-natural childbirth experience. I knew from the get-go that I was very interested in an epidural and would trust the experts once I got to the hospital. When the big day came, I was not only given a spinal (epidurals weren’t available in this hospital), but a few IV drugs, as well as Pitocin, and then a myriad of other interventions.
I left the hospital knowing I wouldn’t repeat the experience. I decided that I would have a natural birth with little to no interventions the next time, but was this possible? Would I be able to get the support I needed?
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