When I found out I was pregnant, I immediately started planning. I ordered pregnancy and labor books for next-day delivery, and I followed all of the mom accounts on Instagram. Through those first few months of pregnancy, I created a detailed vision of what motherhood would look like for me. At just over 40 weeks pregnant, I went to my OB for a routine fluid check. After my ultrasound, she walked into my room and told me, “You need to be induced immediately.”
Wait…that wasn’t in my plan.
My abrupt induction was the first hint that motherhood was not going to be about my plans.