Have you been reading Design Mom’s birth stories collected from around the blogosphere? I think they are beautiful.
The thing about having a baby is that so many people do it differently, but no one way is wrong. I read a lot of stories about women who had long long labors, and who had short ones. Everyone has a different shape and a different birth experience. Almost no use comparing them, but it’s so lovely to read about people’s experiences with such a wonderful time in life. Some of the stories will make you laugh, and some will make you cry.
My favorite part about the whole thing is that everyone gets to choose what their ideal is. You don’t always get your way, but you get to think about what is the best for you. I think that’s wonderful.