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February 14th, 2010, 06:52 AM
WhoaMomma!'s Avatar Danielle
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Hello Ladies!

My name is Danielle (27) wife to Billy & Mommy to Claire (6 months). I was a frequent reader and fairly regular poster in this forum while I was pregnant with my dd. I'm a big believer in NCB and an advocate for reducing unnecessary interventions from the American standard of care for childbirth. After my dd was born, I had so much grief, anger, shame, and post-traumatic symptoms that I was afraid to come back to this forum at all. I thought it might be rubbing salt in my emotional wounds or that someone might judge my decision the same way that I did - and blame me for my horrible birth experience the way that I did. Now that I'm 6 months out and have been make some real progress emotionally, I miss taking part in these discussions. I've also decided to try and channel my experience into something positive by getting my postpartum doula certification - and I know all the cool doulas are here And I'm SO TIRED of feeling like the wierdo who believes birth is more than just watching movies while an EFM beeps away and an epidural drips and doing whatever someone tells you to do. So at the urging of my good friend ChicaChels and based largely on the display of support a lot of you ladies showed me for the fight being waged in my PR yesterday , I think I would really like to start posting here again. Even though my dd's birth is basically an example of how interventions lead to interventions and none of them are good, I still think I have something to offer to discussions on these topics. And I am also eager to learn about homebirth as I'm researching the possibility of HBAC for my next pregnancy. I look forward to getting to know all of you.

Thanks!

Here's a link to Claire's birth story if anyone would like to read about what NOT to do
http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f8...l#post19048029 (Charlotte Claire Dass ~ 8/12/09 ~ Failed Induction & ER Cesarean)
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February 14th, 2010, 08:07 AM
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Hi, I'm Tiffany! You know, I didn't have an ideal 1st birth either and without that experience I don't know if I would have been as passionate about changing the system as I am now! I did have a healing second birth! It was absolutely AMAZING! So, to be honest with you, I am thankful, now, that I had that first experience because it has lit a fire in me that no one can put out! I hope that in time you too can look back on your first experience and be thankful! Because of your experience you WILL change lives! Welcome back and just know that we are here for you if you ever need to vent! (((HUGS)))
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February 14th, 2010, 09:01 AM
moon~maiden's Avatar Cheryl~ birth truster
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welcome back! Please don't feel you will be judged here. We have women of all types on this board. We may judge the system, but not the mommies.
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February 14th, 2010, 10:49 AM
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Danielle!!!!!!!!!
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February 14th, 2010, 11:32 AM
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Chels, I love you. You crack me up
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February 14th, 2010, 01:21 PM
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Welcome back!!

I read your story and commented there.

And I totally agree about judging the system and not the mommies! It's not fair that we have to fight against a system that is in the wrong.

Chat and heal with us!
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February 14th, 2010, 01:35 PM
mgm78's Avatar Zoe's mom Meredith
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welcome back!! i came right back to this board after my csection because i am still 110% commited to NCB and feel so strongly about the harmful way obstetrics has gone in recent times. the only time i really had an issue was when i went for my annual at the birth center. it made me sad that i did not finish my birth journey there.
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