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December 23rd, 2007, 06:22 AM
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I am getting things ready to head over to my ILs soon, and I'm feeling nothing at all as far as having a baby...

I guess that's it...
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December 23rd, 2007, 06:34 AM
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Well come on...kick that kid out already!!!
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December 23rd, 2007, 07:51 AM
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Luke, you are being evicted. Get out, NOW! lol

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December 23rd, 2007, 08:03 AM
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Have fun at your IL's. I'm thinking of you hun.
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December 23rd, 2007, 09:16 AM
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I hope he's here by Christmas! At least by going to a MW you won't be stuck in the hospital over Christmas. Just curious...what made you decide to go with a MW?
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December 23rd, 2007, 02:32 PM
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You mean other than MWs tend to be more patient focused than doctors, and in general rock? I actually recently considered going back to school for midwifery.
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December 23rd, 2007, 03:47 PM
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I'm a traditional kind of girl....I'll be heading to the doctors and the hospital!!!
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December 23rd, 2007, 03:50 PM
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I could go either way. I had the traditional hospital birth with Alisha and there were aspects (hospital policies) which I didn't agree with. If I were to have another child, I would seriously consider going the midwife route instead. And possibly a home birth with the MW instead of at a birth center.
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December 23rd, 2007, 03:54 PM
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What hospital policies did you dislike?
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December 23rd, 2007, 03:54 PM
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I don't mind hospitals, just doctors who act contradictorily to the natural process of labor and delivery. Women have been having babies for ... oh ... forever. I pity the first doctor that tries to tell me it's his way or the highway. Haha. No thanks.
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December 23rd, 2007, 03:54 PM
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Are the girls with her or just her husband?
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December 23rd, 2007, 03:56 PM
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Mandi- GET OUT OF MY HEAD! Once the kids are all back in school I plan to become a midwife. That said, I am seeing an OB right now but thats because I absolutely love him and I loved my experience last time with him. When we PCS I will seeing a midwife after that.
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December 23rd, 2007, 03:57 PM
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Mandi- GET OUT OF MY HEAD! Once the kids are all back in school I plan to become a midwife. That said, I am seeing an OB right now but thats because I absolutely love him and I loved my experience last time with him. When we PCS I will seeing a midwife after that.[/b]
Okay, maybe I'm having a dumb blonde moment..what does PCS mean?
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December 23rd, 2007, 04:04 PM
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Oh, permanent change of station. Basically, it's when the military moves you.
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December 23rd, 2007, 04:05 PM
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Kris, I don't know if the girls are with them or not. I didn't think to ask.

The policies I didn't like were no eating/drinking during labor, staying in bed the entire time just because my water had broken, and having to lie on my back and push the way they wanted me to.
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December 23rd, 2007, 04:51 PM
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Kris, I don't know if the girls are with them or not. I didn't think to ask.

The policies I didn't like were no eating/drinking during labor, staying in bed the entire time just because my water had broken, and having to lie on my back and push the way they wanted me to.
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I wasn't the least bit hungry during labor, but I was thirsty. They let me have ice chips though. I was stuck in bed for quite some time. They had me walking to see if that would help me dialate, but no such luck...so they hooked me up to drugs to get things moving along. I was in bed from about 7-8 pm at night until the following day around 1130 am. Luckily after the long hours of nothing happening the pushing part only took 30 minutes (which they said wasn't too long considering how the earlier part had been). Could be bc as hubby put it-she cut you good! (as in A LOT!)
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December 23rd, 2007, 05:23 PM
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My Mom was a midwife when she lived in Scotland, but she said it would be to much of a hassle to get the license here. I totally agree with the part about not being able to eat or drink. They wanted me to wait over 36 hours without eating-yeah like that was going to happen. I might or might not have told DH to sneak me in some food.
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Thats why I love my OB and the hospital I delivered at. They may be OB's but they think more like Midwifes. None of the things Teri mentioned were an issue. They even encouraged me to get up and walk around and labor however felt comfortable, and to NOT lie in the bed.
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December 23rd, 2007, 06:25 PM
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Kris, I don't know if the girls are with them or not. I didn't think to ask.

The policies I didn't like were no eating/drinking during labor, staying in bed the entire time just because my water had broken, and having to lie on my back and push the way they wanted me to.
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OMG, that is terrible, Teri!

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Thats why I love my OB and the hospital I delivered at. They may be OB's but they think more like Midwifes. None of the things Teri mentioned were an issue. They even encouraged me to get up and walk around and labor however felt comfortable, and to NOT lie in the bed.[/b]


They encouraged me to shower, move around, push in different position, she even helped me get onto my hands and knees to push in a squatting position, they allowed me to eat or drink if I wished (wasn't interested, as I was in much too much pain). My hospital birth center was awesome!
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December 23rd, 2007, 09:51 PM
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It's all those things and more, that bother me, Teri. Inductions, labor progression drugs, scheduled C-sections, labor time limits, pushing restrictions, basically interventionism that probably isn't necessary (to me). I believe fully in the natural process of birth, and in the fact that women have been pretty solidly good at it for ... um, ever, without hospital politics and liability statements and BS.

(And this is my hatred of the establishment, not at anyone who experienced or even preferred any of the things I don't like. I like choice, that's all. )
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