so i watched birth story yesterday and this lady had intentions of laboring naturally after she was brought in for an induction. she labored for almost 10 hours and only dialated to 5cm and then seemed to be at a complete stop. the doctor came in and told her that she needed a c-section. he had monitored her progress at 5 cm for an hour and then made that decision. i felt really bad for her bc she was very disappointed and wanted to know if there was anything else she could do to avoid the c-section but the doctor was adament that she needed the c-section. but the baby was never in distress the entire time.
my question is- does anyone have a back-up plan? or what do you do when this type of situation happens? i know we all have plans to do aromatherapy/labor ball/birthing tubs....but when is enough? are you ladies giving yourself an allotted time before you resort to medical intervention (i.e c-section or even epidural or pain meds)? just curious bc i am putting my birth plan together and want to make sure this happens as naturally has possibleView Thread
yeah i agree..i felt really bad for her and even when her sister tried to see if there was anything else they could do he said no a c-section was the only way. it really upset me (guess thats the reason i really dont watch those shows) i much rather look up my questions on the internet and research them then watch those shows.View Thread
thats really great! thanks for posting that. i will use some of the items on there and incorporate them into my birth plan. and i will also put some type of second birth plan if i end up needing a c-section (i want to be cut so that i can have a vbac next time)...thanks again you ladies are very helpfulView Thread
thank you again for your advice...well i start laboring i will go to my mom's house and she lives 5 minutes away from the hospital so i can labor there as long as possible. even though i am anxious to have my baby i will not be induced unless i am 42 wks...i would very much appreciate if you posted cousin's birth plan. this is my first baby so i am getting worried as the time gets closerView Thread
thank you for your advice...i am 34 wks so at this point i dont feel like i would have enough time to get together a team to help me with this. my mother and DH both know that i want to do this naturally so they will be my voice when i am out of it...i see a midwife at the practice i go to and she is really nice but i dont get the option to see her every visit. they want me to rotate through all of the doctors (14 i think) bc i dont know who will deliver the baby. it just makes me nervous at this point. there are no real labor centers here in DE (the one they do have does not have the best reviews) but the hospital i am delivering at is the best in the state. i have a birth plan that states i want no meds/epi during the labor but after watching that story i dont want them to try and push me to a c-section. and thanks for telling me about the insurance bc that is terrifying...i cannot imagine paying for the birth..i am just going to stay strong and hope my body does what it needs to naturallyView Thread
lol you did start something on there and never got your questioned answer. of course i have no experience so was not able to comment but i have done my share of research and an epidural is not for me unless i labor for more than 48 hours lol.View Thread
wow thanks for getting this exchange together! i am 34 wks pregnant with my first baby and completely set on have a natural childbirth at the hospital. i see a midwife and an ob (both are amazing) and they have always been very supportive of my choice. our hospital is staffed with the best nurses and midwives so i am completely comfortable going to the hospital.
I am different though bc even though DH supports my decision he does not want to attend birthing/breathing classes or hire a doula. so all of my research has been through the internet and library. i am always watching documentaries and researching different things on the web to try and make this a very smooth, natural childbirth.View Thread
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