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April 27th, 2012, 09:30 AM
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Hi ladies! I'm Claire, and I'm 24 weeks pregnant with number 2. I had a pretty great birth with my first son - I had a hospital birth with an epidural. I really have no regrets about his birth, but it did put a couple fears into me (more from doctors comments after & since, not so much from the birth itself). My son was 9lbs, and I'm a pretty small person. I pushed for 2 hours & after delivery the doctor told me that if they had known he was so big, with me being so small they would have wanted to do a c-section after about an hour of pushing with no results. Now, I'm working in a hospital & have overheard all too many doctors talking about c-sections that they knew were unnecessary. I have a really great OB who I absolutely trust, but I don't trust every doctor in her practice & don't know who would ultimately end up delivering this baby.

And all of that is why I'm in the midst of switching to a natural birth. I am touring a fantastic new birth center here on Monday night, and I'm really excited. I've been looking into hynobirthing & will probably take the birth center's classes on natural childbirth & on waterbirth. I loved spending a lot of time in the tub with my first. It will be hard to leave my OB if I do end up falling in love with the birth center (which I pretty much already am in love, I just need the tour to seal the deal!) but she's fantastic enough that I know she'll understand. And I'm just so scared of an unnecessary c-section because a doctor thinks my baby is too big. I do trust my body not to grow the baby bigger than I can birth, and I want to be around people who support that. If I end up with a c-section, I want to know it was because of an actual emergency.

So that's where I'm at on all of this. I'm loving reading your birth stories (especially waterbirth & hynobirth stories). So inspiring!

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April 27th, 2012, 09:14 PM
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Hey Claire! Good to "see" you here! KUP on how the birth center tour goes, it sounds like a great option for you.

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