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View Poll Results: how do you feel?
Yes! A woman's body is amazing 7 41.18%
No! A midwife or dr should always be present 2 11.76%
Undecided on the matter 8 47.06%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

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April 4th, 2009, 12:13 PM
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i've gotten both negative and positive thoughts on this and i want to know yours.

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April 4th, 2009, 03:21 PM
Sk8ermaiden's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I would never be comfortable without a trained professional. I don't really understand the desire to birth without a trained professional. I don't judge it at all, I just don't understand it. I think if I wanted one, I could handle a "midwife hangs out upstairs" and only comes down in an emergency arrangement, but there's just so much more that my midwife who's been in practice 17 years knows than I do.

But I draw the line at voting, "A midwife or Dr should always be present." Because someone could easily amend that thinking to "A Dr should always be present" and I totally support a woman's right to choose her birth setting and professionals.

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April 4th, 2009, 04:02 PM
c'est_la_vie's Avatar Is it nap time yet?
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I think they're amazing. I wish I could have one.
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April 4th, 2009, 05:20 PM
CameraLinds's Avatar Zane & Jude's mama
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If you feel you can do it and have enough knowledge then I see nothing wrong with it! If midwifery/homebirthing ever becomes illegal or we move to a state were it is I'd rather have an UC than be in the hospital

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April 5th, 2009, 12:35 PM
soImarriedAnerd's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I think a woman's body is amazing! I also think it ranks up there with its a woman's choice for birth. (i voted undecided because I didn't know if you wanted what I think is ok for women or what *I* would do). I personally would need someone there with me and DH...even as a nurse I know I may have the training but I don't believe my hormones/emotions would allow me to be a clear thinker about whats going on--even with my amazing body!
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April 7th, 2009, 03:09 PM
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I definitely agree with them under the right circumstances.

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April 7th, 2009, 10:22 PM
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I have had two. When you live in a place without midwives there isn't always much choice.

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April 8th, 2009, 07:33 AM
inyourhonor's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I voted undecided for myself. I believe that if you have the confidence and the will to do it, then great! If you believe in yourself and your body, then I think UC's are just fine.

I personally could not do it. Having one previous c-section, that has left me slightly scared. I'd have to have someone there for my own comfort who could handle the emergency situation if it arose. I know I would not be able to.
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