I started my RN and L&D career in NYC at a hospital that had a 99% epidural rate. It was a great place to learn as a RN since I saw every sort of complication imaginable but after 5 years I was burnt out.
Meanwhile I also had a baby (induction & epidural) and me and the hubbie were looking to make a lifestyle change. We moved out to Colorado and I started working at Boulder Community Hospital which actually supported natural birth!
They are soooooo different from any place I have worked.
- Their epidural rate is only 50%!
- They have midwives!
- You can labor and birth anyway you want!
After participating in countless natural births it really reprogramed my way of thinking about birth completely. So when I got pregnant with my youngest …