Deciding on a birth plan can be a very difficult decision for some women.
The choice for me was very easy. By nature I am calm, laid back and fairly uncomplicated. When I completed my hospital tour before I had my first child, Ethan- I was convinced that a water birth was the right choice for me- I did not like the idea of gas, epidural or any other drug intake during my birth.
I love a warm bath and this option seemed perfect for me. The warm water acts like a natural anesthetic- not to mention the support the water gives your body. No unnecessary pressure on the body as you can float and become buoyant. It is also supposed to be one of the best delivery techniques for the baby as it makes for an easier transition from the womb into the bath.
My first water birth was a pleasant and calm experience as far as birth goes. And I am so excited that I will be able to have a water birth again!
Good Luck to all you expecting mothers out there. I am sure you will all find the perfect birth option for you.