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Old 02-17-2013, 08:24 PM   #31
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This is baby number 2 for us and we will hopefully have a natural birth as we did with the first at a birth center with a midwife - fingers crossed. I am all for the birth tub but with my first my contractions actually slowed down when I was in the tub but I am going to try again with number 2. Definitely will delay cutting the cord and the eye ointment and no hep b shot. We will also be using a doula this time. For some reason I am more nervous this time around then before. I guess its because I am dreading the back labor I had to endure with my first.
In my experience, we often dread the second birth much more than we did the first -- with the first it's like, hey! I am going to have a baby! With the second instead of being happy and clueless, we have a VERY real idea of what we are in for! And if we had a relatively easeful or less-complicated birth, we get that idea of, it can't be that way this time, this time something bad will happen! When in reality, your chances of having a safe-or-safer birth go up after your first "safe" birth, if that makes sense...

Here are a few links about back labor, and I sure your doula knows this stuff, so rely on her!
http://pregnancy.about.com/od/laborb...Back-Labor.htm
http://www.spinningbabies.com/
http://www.milescircuit.com/

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Old 02-17-2013, 09:27 PM   #32
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I don't even care if I have back labor again! I'm so stressed about baby not turning that I haven't even considered being nervous about labor. I've never been one to worry about how much something will hurt, I know it will, but it's temporary and part of the deal, ya know?
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:32 PM   #33
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1. Make it to the hospital
2. Get some IV narcotics
3. Push the baby out of my vagina
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Well I don't know if my "plan" really matters since baby has already been trying to come for over a week and he's 8 weeks early...but I guess my "plan" is:
1: stay pregnant as long as possible
2: make it to the hospital before the baby is coming out
3: vaginal birth if they let me (not sure when the risk of brain bleed is low enough they are gonna let me)
4:breastfeed within 20 mins of birth (again if I can)

My doc is my cousin. He lets me call the shots. About everything. Who/how many people are in the room. What I want. He makes the nurses listen to me. I don't have to worry about anything.

But if this baby comes in the next 5 weeks I will be going to a hospital an hour away with a level 3 NICU and that will be scary as I will have whatever random doctor is on call....that is frightening.
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Im not a birth plan kind of person.....whatever happens, happens
That's SO me. My "birthplan" so to speak: When I know I'm in labor, I'll call my midwife and my husband will push the table and chairs to the corner and set up the tub in the dining room. My last two were waterbirths and it was awesome, but I'm not completely married to that route I just want the option there. Besides that- the plan is that my labor will be at least two hours long so my midwife has time to get here, and just do whatever happens naturally.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:39 AM   #35
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I'm not a birth plan kind of person either. My personal feelings are that docs get all the education and training, so I align with them for the most part. With DS they asked about everything they did, there was nothing I needed to write down or tell them. I am also much more conventional than most people on this forum so there is a lot less I would take issue with (such as the eye goo, etc).

Our hospital is also very baby friendly as it would be called here. Even for my c section DS was never out of the room till we all went back to the room we had checked into. There was no recovery room, etc. they are pro BFing and help with that, etc.
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That's SO me. My "birthplan" so to speak: When I know I'm in labor, I'll call my midwife and my husband will push the table and chairs to the corner and set up the tub in the dining room. My last two were waterbirths and it was awesome, but I'm not completely married to that route I just want the option there. Besides that- the plan is that my labor will be at least two hours long so my midwife has time to get here, and just do whatever happens naturally.
I cant imagine I would need a birth plan if I was delivering at home either.

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I'm not a birth plan kind of person either. My personal feelings are that docs get all the education and training, so I align with them for the most part. With DS they asked about everything they did, there was nothing I needed to write down or tell them. I am also much more conventional than most people on this forum so there is a lot less I would take issue with (such as the eye goo, etc).

Our hospital is also very baby friendly as it would be called here. Even for my c section DS was never out of the room till we all went back to the room we had checked into. There was no recovery room, etc. they are pro BFing and help with that, etc.
I consider myself to be pretty conservative in comparison to this forum, too. But, the nurses and surgical assistant at my hospital tour specifically recommended writing down our wishes for certain things. They even have a form you can submit online with your preregistration info. For example, if I do or do not want visitors allowed in my recovery room to visit baby before I get there. Another example was if DH would want to ceremonially cut the cord again. Those arent really medical decisions and the hospital doesn't care what we do. They just want know in writing so they know ahead of time.
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Maybe because ours was an emergency c section, I don't know? But they asked us everything before they did it. It was a great experience.
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Maybe because ours was an emergency c section, I don't know? But they asked us everything before they did it. It was a great experience.
Thats great! I would honestly rather they do that- ask about everything that isnt procedural instead of assuming that if I didnt write it down then I dont have an opinion.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:25 AM   #39
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Thats great! I would honestly rather they do that- ask about everything that isnt procedural instead of assuming that if I didnt write it down then I dont have an opinion.
It's terrible that some hospitals don't do that! It's their hospital but it's your baby Yk?
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It's terrible that some hospitals don't do that! It's their hospital but it's your baby Yk?
I honestly don't think that a lot of care providers feel that way - they feel that it's their patient first and foremost, and they assume that parents don't know what's best.
In some instances, yes, the Dr needs to intervene, but not all the times that they do. Sometimes parents actually are informed and educated and know the decisions they're making!
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