This is a great article by The Feminist Breeder. She totally explains how I feel about why you have to prepare for a natural birth, and what you can do to get the birth you want. I didn’t do the courses she recommends, but I read sooooo many good quality birth books while pregnant, which of course has an impact on your mental preparation. Birth is probably the most vulnerable time in a woman’s life, and I don’t think you can be too prepared.  I’ve had to take down most of this article, as apparently having more than 100 words on here would actually violate her copyright and impact on her income. And I don’t want to do that! So to read her fantastic article go to her blog!
Why I Won’t Leave My Births Up to Chance
The Feminist Breeder came across a Mumma’s website where she was asking people if they thought she was crazy for wanting a natural birth…
“There were around a dozen interviews with different mothers, and every single one of the moms supported her decision to have a natural birth. In fact, every single one of the moms said they had planned to go natural as well. However, out of all the moms, only ONE mentioned taking a 12-week intensive natural birth class … only that mom actually reported getting the birth she wanted.
Coincidence? I think not.
What happens during a woman’s birth is not all up to chance. Maybe some of it, but certainly not all of it.”