Today was the final day of our prenatal classes! It just means that we are one step closer to knowing what to expect when the big day comes. We talked A LOT about breastfeeding vs formula feeding and I have FINALLY made my decision. I have been trying to figure out what I would prefer, but after going through all of the information I realized it’s not really about what I prefer for myself, but more so what works best for the baby. I know to a lot of women it is a personal decision and really none of anyone else’s business, but for me, I don’t mind sharing. I plan on breastfeeding while I can and then switching when the time is right. I don’t think that there is anything wrong with formula feeding at all (I was formula fed), it was actually what I wanted to do when I first found out that I was pregnant, but with a little bit of time and a lot of information I have decided to breastfeed. Hopefully there are no complications and the baby can have a healthy and happy feeding every time 🙂
The other information that we touched on were the different types of drugs and pain relievers that will be available to us when the time comes. As of right now, I do not want to take Demerol or Gravol but I am sure that will probably change when I am in labour. I am leaning more towards having the epidural as well even though it terrifies me to have that inserted into my spine. I think it will be beneficial in the long run though.
We touched a lot of how important the dad’s role is during labour and the days afterward. I don’t think people really understand how crucial this is to the benefit and sanity of the mother. I also don’t think that people give the dad’s enough credit for what they go through too. I know the woman is the one who is in pain and has to truly do all the hard work, but that’s what a woman’s body was made for. Men don’t want to see the woman they love in pain, and hearing how much we hate them for putting us in this position in the first place! I think everyone should give a big thank you to the daddy’s and or support person who is there for you every step of the way because it’s not easy. I am very grateful that I have a wonderful support person who will be by my side during the worst pain yet best pay off in the world!
Anyway, wish me a healthy, happy delivery!