If you're pregnant, you've undoubtedly given a lot of thought as to how the labor and delivery process will go down. Every woman has a different idea of her "perfect birth scenario," and what's considered ideal. Of course, there are countless tweaks you can make along the way to really make your experience special and memorable. From how long you labor at home to where you deliver — at home, at a birth center, or in the hospital — you have options. The best option, in my humble opinion, is to follow the hot mess mom's guide to giving birth.
We've all seen the hot mess mom. She's running late and a little frazzled and nothing if not disorganized. She has most likely forgotten at least three important items her kid all of a sudden (or usually) has to have, and has already had to go back home twice in order to rectify the situation. The hot-mess mom is also ubiquitous, as we've all known her or been her or just know her because we are her. However, before she (or you) was a hot-mess mom, she was a hot mess pregnant woman and chances are relatively high that she had a hot mess birth (I mean, who hasn't, right?).
If you aspire to be fill the ranks of hot mess mom, it's never too early to get started. So, with that in mind and because you don't have to have your sh*t together in order to have an amazing birth experience, here are a few pointers to get you started on your hot mess of a labor and delivery. Happy pushing!