Nothing could have excited me more than knowing that I was bringing a new life into the world. When I found out I was pregnant eight years ago, I vowed to be the best mom I could. I was raised with a wonderful, caring, loving mother, and I wanted the same for my child.
One of the first things I vowed was to have a natural childbirth. I had put no toxins in my body from the moment I found out I was pregnant; there was no chance I was going to allow toxins in me near the end. I tried every activity I could: walking, yoga, stretching.
When it came time for labor, I was both scared and excited. But I knew I would conquer this with no meds, and I did. After four hours of labor and a lot of coaching from my husband and mother, my beautiful son entered the world.
Seven years later I had my second son. Same attitude going in. After four hours of labor, I delivered a healthy child-- alert and ready for the days that lay ahead.
It's now two years later, and I am ready again to give birth. In July I will go into the hospital in the same frame of mind: Women have been giving birth for years, we are strong, we are healthy, we don't need any medications to help with the process. Think positively.