Log In Sign Up

What do you think is the most important advice?


Forum: Natural Childbirth

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Natural Childbirth LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
December 10th, 2008, 03:56 AM
Husher's Avatar B & E complete me.
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 10,622
When you or someone you know is delivering in a hospital with an OB, what do you think is the most important advice?

I would have to say, after going through it myself, that the most important thing to me is to make sure you have someone there who will be strong and stand up for you when you are being pushed to do things you don't want to do. It's hard to make those decisions yourself when you're in labor and having that person is crucial!
__________________

Huge thanks to Jaidynsmum for the beautiful sig!




Reply With Quote
  #2  
December 10th, 2008, 04:29 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 26,080
I completely agree with that!

I also think every woman who wants to go naturally in a hospital has to either be lucky or armed with information. It seems that doctors are quick to take over your care and not let you make any decisions. If you don't know better, you are much less likely to fight them. Now that I know how important it is to know what you are talking about, I encourage all women to research the options so they can make informed choices about everything.
__________________
Andrea, mom to Abigail (8) Annabelle (5) and Alexis (2)

Expecting baby #4!

Reply With Quote
  #3  
December 10th, 2008, 05:37 AM
Veteran
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 258
My advice would be to find a good Dr! Mine is totally supportive of natural childbirth and will even deliver breech babies if Mother and Child meet all his criteria. He is a very laid back "let things happen" type! With my last DD my water broke at noon, and I didn't start having good contractions until 9:30 that night. The word pitocin was never mentioned!!!!!!!
__________________
Jen
Reply With Quote
  #4  
December 10th, 2008, 06:16 AM
niknok's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 1,841
Send a message via AIM to niknok
BE armed with all the knowledge you can possibly have, in order to make you own decisions. Don't follow the doctor/midwife/nurses advice blindly.
__________________






Come visit my blog!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
December 10th, 2008, 06:29 AM
DoulaMama's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 9,159
labor at home for as long as possible.
__________________
Cheryl, mama to Noah Paul born 12/26/09, wife to wonderful hubby Rob
I am proudly a homebirthing, excluively breastfeeding from the tap, constantly babywearing, bed sharing, attached mama to a high needs baby. He is a part time diaper-free baby!

Reply With Quote
  #6  
December 11th, 2008, 11:08 AM
moon~maiden's Avatar Cheryl~ birth truster
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: south eastern Mass
Posts: 13,088
def to educate themselves as much as possible
and hire a doula!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
December 11th, 2008, 03:08 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 6,494
All of the above! Ummm but definately a strong support team and bring your birth plan!
__________________

Momma to Brynn 10/2/2002 (midwife at hospital)
Emme 5/26/2008 (midwife at freestanding birth center)
Pierce 11/28/2009 (midwife at freestanding birth center)
and Surprise Baby #4 due 11/13/2011
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:32 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0