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I've done this before - I've even had a NCB with pit, so why am I starting to get nervous about my ability to do it now?
for one thing, I have experienced (through a friend) some things about my OB that are way more pro-section than I had expected, but he was perfectly fine with my NCB and never once suggested I get an epidural or that I needed a c-section. Maybe he just caters to the kind of patient he has? He basically suggested a friend (first time mom) have a c-section for big baby and another doc in the practice agreed and the other doc did it and baby ended up being 7lbs. this is very concerning to me, but TBH, I actually always expected this mom would end up with a section. I think he knows that I would freak if he even mentioned that to me!
I don't really feel comfortable switching because MWs can't deliver at the hospital I'm delivering at and DH would NOT be comfortable with a home birth - he's very supportive of me going natural, but being a surgeon, he just knows too much and just wouldn't be comfortable with the closest hospital 20-30 minutes away. Just for kicks, I'm going to ask him tonight, but I expect he'll freak at the idea.
Sorry I've been MIA - my pregnancy has been a rollercoaster of emotions and I'm finally feeling comfortable thinking about the birth. I guess I felt like if I thought about it /planned for it before then I would go into labor early!
well, you are a strong woman and you know your stuff, so yeah, I am sure your OB knows that and knows better than to try any funny stuff. Just stand your ground and avoid the induction unless you totally need it.
I think it makes sense to be nervous when you don't know what to expect. You know you can do this though so don't doubt yourself. It's the unknown that is getting to you. You can't let yourself think about the what ifs. Just go in there knowing you are going to be getting another NCB!
I am just like you. I am starting to "nest" badly. What with organizing and cleaning my house I am also nesting with the birth. Reading again and thinking about it and I think I am stressing myself out some. I don't know if my midwife is on board with me, I don't know about the hospital, I don't feel comfortable right now with a home birth, I have fast labors so I'll labor in the car, what about GBS +, etc. etc. I know I can have a natural birth. I KNOW I can, I did it once and I can do it again. I just don't want to feel pushed, have them take my baby, pull on my placenta and all that. I want them to let it be natural. Sigh.
Married 7 years to my wonderful Dh