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June 14th, 2009, 07:08 AM
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And am so excited!

I spoke to my OB who I don't want to let go because we really love him and he is all for us doing whatever we want. He told me that so long as the baby is not at risk, he is all for me going in whatever positions works and for me not having drugs.

What a HUGE relief!
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June 14th, 2009, 07:17 AM
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That is great glad the talk went well and he seemed supportive.
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June 14th, 2009, 07:57 AM
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awesome! i hope it turns out exactly as you hope!
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June 14th, 2009, 04:01 PM
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that is great!
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June 14th, 2009, 05:18 PM
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awesome!! hope it all turns out well and you have an amazing birth
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June 14th, 2009, 06:03 PM
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That *is* good, but do you know much about the hospital you will be delivering at? Do you know their policies, STATS/Rates, that kind of thing? Do they have nurses experienced with NCB methods?

You might want to do more investigating because while your OB is a big part to get on board, you will be dealing with the hospital as well, and docs only show up for the pushing.
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June 14th, 2009, 08:27 PM
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That is great! I had a wonderful natural birth with an OB (and a midwife too) at a hospital, it is possible and can be very wonderful!
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June 14th, 2009, 10:21 PM
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I can't imagine a doctor who's AGAINST not using drugs.. wait yes I can
That's GREAT that doesn't apply here! Awesome news!
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June 15th, 2009, 04:35 AM
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That is great news about your doc. But, I feel a big "but" there. What does, "so long as baby is not at risk" really mean? For example: What if the heart rate goes down? That is often fixed by changing positions, not by getting drugs and laying on your back. How will he know that baby is okay? Are you going to attached to an IV pole and a fetal monitor? If that's the case, you can't really move around.

If I were you, I dig a little deeper. Plus, ditto to Cheryl. While a supportive Doc is a big step, the bigger hurdle is seeing what the nurses do. The doc only comes in at the last minute to "catch" the baby. The whole rest of the time the nurses are "in charge". Take a tour, ask questions, don't say you're going natural, but rather just ask questions that lead them to state what their ideas really are. Such as: Can you tell me about epidurals? What do you think about episiotomies? How long after my water breaks will I be able to labor? How long can I push? What are you able to offer for pain relief?

But, still... Congratulations! That is great news. I wish you the best of luck and success!
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