"Interestingly, we've talked to manywomen over the years who attended natural childbirth classes, yet for various reasons did not have the "perfect birthing" experience that they had wanted. Those women seem to have an easier time dealing with their disappointment than those who wonder what might have happended if they had been more prepared. It seems to be harder on a mother to accept a disappointing or difficult birth when she was not informed enough about the process of labor and delivery, and the doctor was allowed to make all the decisions. We feel strongly that birth is such a transformative and empowering experience that each pregnant mother deserves to have the best information, enabling her to make the best decisions for her and her baby. The critical time to gather this information is well before the birth."
We were hoping for a hypnobirthing combined with water birth for our labor and delivery exeperience. It ended up me having a C-section due to my dd being breech and she was leaking meconium. I was able to use the tool of hypnobirthing which totally helped since I was at height of having the flu virus. Even though we didn't have the experience we wanted it wasn't a disappointment for us. I wasnt' resentful. I believe it was because of what was stated above by Barbara and Lysa.
What about you?