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Old 08-30-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
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So, I am sitting here watching TV and it is one of those baby shows (not sure of the name) where they tape your delivery. This lady has a midwife and the midwife is practically screaming at her. She just kept constantly talking to her and telling her what to do, but in the wrong tone of voice IMO. She got into a tub of water, and then when it was time for her to start pushing the lady yells at her to get out of the tub as quick as possible and just kept saying "hurry up" over and over again.

Please tell me that they are NOT like that? I would be floored!

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Old 08-30-2007, 12:28 PM   #2
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They aren't all like that! Sounds more like a mEdwife than a midwife!

And doulas are something completely different btw....
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:30 PM   #3
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Good...because if I have someone talking down to me while I am in labor they are going to be asked to leave. Plain and simple.
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I'm a doula and I've never done that. No yelling is needed...Sometimes gentle and firm is needed, but never yelling. I just watched that episode and even if there was muconium, they didn't have to be in THAT big of a hurry to force her that quickly..
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:36 PM   #5
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I am glad you saw it. It made me want to change the channel!
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:38 PM   #6
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I've never had a midwife yell at me Sad.
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Re: This makes me not want a doula/midwife...

Dang. That is a good reminder to talk to whoever is attending your (my birth) before hand to let them know what you expect and what is not acceptable.
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:50 PM   #8
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I agree with PP. I think I am going to put something in my birth plan about it. It can't hurt!
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I think I would toss her through a wall if she yelled at me.. seriously .. I tend to get a little on the emotion violent side when in labor..LOL

and nope they are not all like that.. just like all drs are not the same..
you cant really watch one show and make your judgement by that one... they are all differ
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Was it on TLC? If it was, I would think that it was awfully funny that on the RARE occasion they show a baby show with a midwife that the midwife would be yelling at her client. Talk about mind control!
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