What can I say... I am just a trouble maker.... I should just follow whatever my doctor and nurses say and never question anything. The worse part is that I know they would never buy a car, a house or anything else without researching it but when it comes to medicine - just go with whatever they say...
I have never said I know everything and my doctors actually appreciate that I take the time to learn about the treatments they want me to do and ask questions. But then again I have awesome doctors.View Thread
Ok don't reply on there about anything but I really do not like this girl. The last comment on the bottom is about me. She has no clue and then on this thread she wants to say that doctors get miffed if you come in with an internet doctorate - ok a GOOD doctor will never be upset with you for doing research and in fact will point you towards MORE resources! I have never been chastized for asking questions in fact I have been praised for coming in with well thought out questions and getting all the information before making a decision.
Good doctors HATE to educate you on EVERYTHING since they simply don't have the time. Bad doctors will want to tell you how to do it and what to do, and do not want you to have any questions or second guess anything.View Thread
Yay for responsible use of pitocin! Something that is rarely seen and since most women just go along with whatever their OB does, they are never held responsible for the outcome of high doses of pitocin! Ugh!!View Thread
There is one girl on this thread that believes the chemical process your body goes through is the same with or without pain meds... ummm... no? If you are not feeling pain then how can your body release endorphins? Ugh... there is a reason for the way our body does things naturally - I liken taking the ability from your body to do it the same as going through dialysis. You can't tell me someone on dialysis is the picture of health.View Thread
Ugh... it just is so frustrating and of course me asking about the thought process of whether or not to learn pain management turned into 'Why wouldn't you want the pain meds, they are harmless' ACK! They are not harmless and in the hands of some OBs meds are incredibly risky! The average pitocin dose is up to 5x higher then the recommended dose!
You can go read the thread on the 3rd tri board...View Thread
My doula accepts any kind of birth plan but she will not accept clients that she doesn't get a long with on a personal level. She also doesn't turn people away if they can't pay. She feels it is her calling and is not in it to make money.View Thread
I think it is because they get turned away by most doulas for wanting an epidural or going through a c-section. My doula is actually referred to by other doula's unwilling to attend those births because they know she will.
Well you can still find out who and then always appeal to your insurance when you do become pregnant. I would bring up that a VBAC is less expensive then a c-section. It is worth a try although it probably won't work.View Thread
Do women that are going to get an Epidural not learn pain management for the time before they get it? Early labor can last awhile and if you don't know how to manage the pain then you are just going to be miserable. Right now there is a girl on A Baby Story that just laid in bed during contractions... she didn't do ANYTHING else ... what would possess a woman to not think ahead to the time before the epidural?View Thread
I would start looking for an OB now that will do a VBAC. If you call the hospital you would deliver at they will tell you if any provider they work with does VBACs. I would look for a large practice that has a presence at the hospital 24 hours a day since they are more likely to do them then a small practice that only comes in for the birth.
I hope it all works out for you!
Have you looked into www.dona.org? I think that women need support even if they have not had a natural birth. My doula goes to all births including scheduled c-sections. She said that there is a need for it and that many doulas do not do them at all. She feels if a woman needs her then she will be there despite what kind of a birthing plan they have.View Thread
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