Anywho, this is my first non-hospital birth. Yep, that's right. I'm leaving the comfort of the sterile (hah!) medical fortress and going commando. I'll be birthing at a lovely birth center with two fantastic midwives.
[Sometime soon I will go into the mechanincs of how medical choices are impacted by finances and what that means to people like me, but suffice to say it's worth it. I <3 my midwives and my visits are always so long. I haven't had some of the issues I suffered from with other pregnancies, such as hemmaroids and constipation. It's different. But I digress. I wanted to talk about my upcoming labor.]
At the ripe old age of almost thirty, I know what I want and what I don't want, and I am less afraid of labor. By using the birth center, I can avoid things like invasive monitoring and epidurals. I'm one of those people Kim Zolciak refers to as a "dumb ass." I prefer to think of myself as capable of rational thought and able to make decisions based on them. The research I have done and my prior birth experiences led me to this choice. I plan to labor in the tub but I don't know if I want to actual give birth in it. I think I'd rather use teh labor stool. The idea of wallowing in a tub of poo kinda grosses me out. I want my daughters present, and Caeser Salad and my mommy. Oh, and my BFF Stacy. I want to be able to drink (Naked Orange Mango) and to eat if I'm hungry. I want to be able to get up if I feel like it. That's pretty much it. There's a longer list of things I don't want than things I do!
Being unemployed gives me lots of time to read and drool over stuff I want and today, what I want is some labor apparal! That's right, you can buy clothes for birthing and they are right cute, too! Binsi's stuff is pretty cool whethe you are hospital birthing, using a birth center, or birthing at home (maybe #6 will be HB. If there is a #6). I am serious about possibly splurging on some if we can spare the moola. Why not just rock a bikini top and a sarong, you say? Here's why:
- I'm a bit...gifted up top. 38G, to be exact. I have yet to meet the sports bra that can accomodate my cuppage while being tight enough on my ribs to work well.
- A bikini top *might* work, so I'm looking for one now. But it might also be a pain to put on, unlike the Binsi.
- Sarongs are meant to look pretty, not get wet. The only one I have is a gorgeous sheer turqouse number edged with tiny cowrie shells. Fancy, indeed. Not birth worthy at all.
- I like new and novel things and I love supporting small businesses.
So if you are feeling generous, you should buy me one.