We are looking forward to the birth of our child and ask that the following wishes be respected during our birth process.
The mother would like to push at her own pace. The father would like to add that he hopes it doesn't “take all day.” We would like to feel our son’s head as he descends with the option to stick him back up in there if we don't feel ready. The mother should be given the freedom to walk around during labour. Light choreography is expected.
That’s all. We good?
Thank you in advance for your support of our choices. We look forward to a wonderful birth. We are excited but mostly scared. Have you SEEN the mother? She is TINY! How is this going to WORK exactly? Please advise.
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Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, May 2015.