What do you grieve?
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May 2nd, 2010, 09:13 AM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: the edge of reason
I mourned the birth I didn't get with ds1. We were planning a homebirth and I ended up being induced at the hospital because he died. My first home visit was supposed to be the following week.
I never wanted to step foot on the L&D floor unless absolutely medically necessary. I was treated poorly because we were planning a homebirth. It was assumed I had glucose intolerance issues because I'm fluffy. The OB on call had poor bedside manners. I felt incriminated. The induction itself was straightforward and pretty fast, but it was all very traumatic. I had been planning/wanting a homebirth since my second pregnancy and fantasized about the experience, but deep down I had this feeling that I wasn't going to get my homebirth. I had a very gloom and doom feeling about the pregnancy that I couldn't shake. My worst fear became reality.
I mourned the loss of my sweet boy and the birth I had long planned and hoped for.
to Grace, 12/04; Evangeline, 11/06; Duncan, 11/08
; Henry, 12/09; and Ruby, 11/14.
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