Alaw - posted on 05/19/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )
I had the worst hospital birth with my son a year ago (he will be one tomorrow), although I went into labour by my self, I had to be put on a drip half way through as I was told I was progressing too slow, forced to have an epidural, forceps, episiotomy, the works. After 18 hours active labour and two and a half hours pushing, he was born badly bruised from the forceps and me and my partner were quite traumatised by what had happened.
He was five months old when I found out I was pregnant again and I am terrified of a repeat performance! I've discussed the situation with my midwife and consultant and we came to the conclusion that the hospital was too ready to interfere to speed things up and if I had been left to labour in my own way things would have happened quicker and had a more possitve out come.
This time how ever I am opting for a home birth as I am petrified of going to hospital. I am just wondering if there are any other mum's out there who have or are going through a similar experience and what advice would you give?! My due date is fast approaching and I really want a positive birth experiece but Im scared to death of what might happen which I think is causing unneccecary stress!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!!!