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January 4th, 2013, 05:55 PM
therevslady's Avatar Built for Birth
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Are birth rights an issue in your area during pregnancy, labor, and delivery?

This is a topic that is very important to me and I feel that we should all empower one another that no matter what type of birth you are hoping to achieve that you are aware of your rights as a mother, as a human, as a mother.

This is my favorite resource on the topic:
The Rights of Childbearing Women : Free downloadable brochure or buy as handouts :: Childbirth Connection

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January 5th, 2013, 03:44 PM
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Fortunately I have never had an issue in hospital or home birth setting. Though many think Home birth in GA is still illegal, it's not, and the laws are well on their way to improving to better serve and protect HB midwives and families!

The brochure is awesome! I need to order some!!
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January 7th, 2013, 05:22 AM
daneeleigh's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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It depends on the hospital you deliver at here. My cousin delivered at the Naval hospital here and they took her birth plan and threw it out the window. I was supposed to deliver there but after seeing that I refused. We are lucky though that we have 3, soon to be 4, birth centers in our area. 3 of which are free standing. Then there are tons of home birth midwives so our area is rich with NCB options for outside the hospital or inside. The mother really has to do her homework.
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January 7th, 2013, 06:59 PM
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Yes and no in my area. Birth centers are illegal in my state so you are limited to hospital or home. There are very few home birth midwives in my area as most of the midwives are associated with a hospital. I would say the hospitals around here usually are open to birth plans but don't follow them. C sections are very very common in my local hospitals and the doctors around here are notorious for scaring pregnant women into epidurals and csections. I've had multiple family members end up being induced prior to 40 weeks for no legitimate medical reason and end up with a c section because they weren't dilating quick enough. I'm so happy to have the support and resources to be able to at least plan for a home birth.

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January 15th, 2013, 06:34 AM
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I so wish that this wasn't even an issue. I, too, have very strong beleifs on this issue and I have to stop and scratch my head at this even being a problem!! If OBs would get on board with evidence based care it would be a good start in the right direction.
And I fully beleive that woman are not educating themselves. Even some that feel they are doing all the right things for their child, are ignorant of the impact of the decisions they are making. Brochures like these are a nice way to impart that information.
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February 3rd, 2013, 07:41 AM
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I pass those brochures out to my Bradley students.

Fortunately, in Omaha (where I give birth) there is now a free standing birth center, and 3 hospitals that are known to be incredibly supportive of ncb. There are two dr who will deliver breech, even in first time moms, and one that recently did a vaginal birth of triplets. Mom gestated to 35.4 weeks!

The hospitals closest to me...not at all supportive of anything natural. they are very small though...maybe get 1-7 births a month...sometimes 0

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February 5th, 2013, 07:22 AM
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sounds like something that doesn't really happen... strange...
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February 5th, 2013, 03:28 PM
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What do you mean? Can you elaborate? I love to hear people's personal experiences.
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