I think that my last birth was pretty close to my dream experience. I have always felt that my earlier births could have gone a lot better. Many people do not understand how someone could be disappointed with a birth experience that ended in a healthy, happy baby and mom. It happens though, millions of women leave their birth experience with feelings that they do not have have a word for; carrying around a type of disappointment that is hard to discuss.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you all feel that you had the birth you wanted? Could it have gone better? How will your feelings affect any future births (if you plan on having more children)? How did/do you deal with residual disappointment, if you have any?