It seems the "birth plan" goes according to plan for so few parents.
A new book by celebrity nanny Connie Simpson illustrates just how quickly things can change.
Here's an excerpt from "The Nanny Connie Way" written by Jessica Beil about her original birth plan:
We had two midwives, one doula, one meditation birthing class, a ton of hippie baby books, and a lovely home in the Hollywood Hills that we had turned into a labor training facility that we called The Octagon. So, not exactly normal.
And... Here's what actually ended up happening:
When all our plans fell apart and the serene, natural childbirth we had envisioned ended with a transfer to the hospital and an emergency C-section, we arrived home exhausted, disillusioned, and totally in shock. I was obsessed with everything organic, toxin-free, natural, and homeopathic for our kid, who came into this world in an oprating room through an incision. I was a dictator, making myself and my husband insane.
The book will be released next week.