My experience at the Puget Sound Birth Center was amazing and everything I hoped it would be. My first two children I had at the hospital where my mom was an OB nurse, but I decided I wanted a different experience with my third. I had an epidural with my second child and greatly regretted it. I felt so out-of-touch with my body and the labor process. When I found out I was pregnant with my third, I decided to have my baby at PSBC. Even so towards the end of my pregnancy, I was terrified about having gone "cold turkey" on the pain thing. The midwives were so comforting and supportive in my fear - always suggesting on what I could do to prepare for an unmedicated birth, from essential oils to what books to read.
Having a water birth was the best thing ever. I loved laboring in the tub with my first two children so I knew that being in water would be so soothing during labor and could only imagine how soothing it would be while pushing. It truly was such a calming and incredible experience!!! Thank you so much to my midwives who motivated me and helped me through this process. It truly was incredible. If we decide to have more children, I will definitely be coming back!!!