I am 35 weeks pregnant (maybe even a lil more…) and all I have to report is I threw up last night. Lol, ok, I have more than just that to talk about, that’s just the most recent event.
At my last appt, the midwife asked if I was going to take a hospital tour. I told her we live an hour away, and don’t have a nearby sitter, so we weren’t planning on it. In this conversation I learned that there is no “birthing center”. She also said it was very old and run down. The husband gets a chair, and I room in with someone for recovery. Now I know I’m no princess and I’m not looking for any star treatment, but this did come as a shock to me. With our other deliveries we had a maternity center in the hospital, visitors welcome at anytime, and husbands now have a couch bed. Same room for labor, birth, and no rooming with another patient afterwards.
I can go ahead and assume that the reason I care so much about this is because I’m pregnant, hormonal, nesting, etc. But also, it might be because I’m having a hospital birth and want it to go as natural as
possible, which requires my comfort and a calm state of mind. This is something that doesn’t always happen if your Dr and nursing staff aren’t on board and instead follow the modern textbook way of
birthing as a business and not a blessing and natural God given ability.
Another reason is that I am an hour and a half away from my mom to get up to us to wach the kids, and then another hour away from the hospital. I would like them to have access to come see me, but this is not possible with the distance and hospital set up.
I’m Totally out of my comfort zone on this! First and foremost,I ask for prayer to get out of this spoiled like mentality and just go with the flow the Lord already has planned for me. I pray for a blessed and nurturing nursing staff as well. In fact, I even pray I can just drive to our old hospital where the other two were born an hour and half away and have my mom and the kids right around the corner.
All hospitals have to take you anyway, right?