But, I have decided to do it, because I want to talk about how positive it was. There is so much talk about the "positive birth" these days and that is a wonderful thing. However, I find that this sometimes means people assume it goes hand in hand with having a water birth / little to no pain relief / avoiding inductions and other interventions.
For a lot of women, this type of birth is not possible and then they feel like they have failed if they haven't achieved this. They can also feel traumatised by the birth experience (especially first time mothers), as it has been built up to something that might not be the reality of childbirth.
So, this is why I am sharing with you all my birth experience - it was a very positive and happy birth. It was also an induced birth, with an elective epidural.