two days before contractions started ... Give me the epidural and any other pain relief, maybe throw in a couple dozen shots of bourbon, oh and how about you just put me under general anesthesia and wake me up two days latershe ended up choosing a natural birth, in the hospital with the support of a doula. In her post titled The labor story, part one she writes,
I'm not going to get into the specifics and the really convincing and at times jaw-dropping statistics of it here, there are so many other places and people who can write about it better than I can, but I will say this: if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, GO READ THAT BOOK. From now on when someone asks me what is the one piece of advice I would give to a pregnant woman, it will be: GO BUY A COPY OF THAT BOOK.Since half of everyone reads Dooce, I'm betting that the publishers are planning a new edition and wishing it was on the shelves right now.
Thanks to Sarah Marie for bringing this amazing news to my attention!