Quoting JesseLee:" This has to be some of the BEST advice I've been given so far. Thank you so much! I'll definitely do the birth plan photocopies and look into the gel. "
I am a VBAC so natural birth is a completely new thing for me, as we new my first son was a c section. I switched from a regular OB to a midwife. She told me to put everything I want into my birth plan. If if I think it is something stupid and small, to put it in my plan. Taking the time to figure out what I want means that I am thinking about it. The more I think about it and ingrain it into my mind, the more I will be willing to stick to it, because it is my plan and has been for months. No reason to change it just because I am in pain.