Femina has a wonderful blog post here that is definitely worth reading. It is amazing how often my problems stem from self-absorption. It is NOT all about me, and I hope and pray that we are able to raise children that know and understand what that means. Among many other things, of course. :)
"I’ve seen fussing about doctors, about hospitals, about tubs or lack of tubs, about midwives or lack of midwives, about pain-killers, and monitors. You would think it was the prom rather than bringing forth a child. It is just one more opportunity to become a self-absorbed fusser. And some women get to fuss over and over and over with each child. At least Bride-zilla just has one opportunity.
Childbirth has become quite the controversial topic, and women can become dictatorial about what they want, even to the point of demanding that other women want the same things. Of course we all have to make choices, and as we do, may God bless us all. But we ought to be content with other people’s choices and let it go. Our fellowship is in Christ, not in our birthing choices."