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January 25th, 2011, 05:10 PM
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*Thought I'd share this story as I know many here have experienced backlash in regards to having a "non-traditional" birth. *

Yesterday I went to my regular doctor for a non-pregnancy related issue.
Of course during the visit we did start talking about my pregnancy and she asked what OB and hospital I was using.
I somewhat reluctantly told her we were using a midwife and waited for a lecture on the dangers...
But I was wrong!
She responded by telling me she used a midwife/birth center for her first child and had her second at home! She went on and on for about 10 minutes about how great it was and how she thought all women should do it. She was very excited to hear I was having a home water birth. Speaking with her got me even more excited than I already am.

The whole conversation was really uplifting because this is a woman who works right alongside OBs and used to work in a hospital. Usually the medical community is well...pro-medical community. But she was very supportive.
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January 26th, 2011, 10:30 AM
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Yay! That is amazing!

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January 26th, 2011, 01:19 PM
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I love hearing stories like this!!

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January 26th, 2011, 01:23 PM
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That's great!
We chose our family doctor because it was the husband and daughter of one of my midwives. She ended up having her 2nd baby at home! It's so cool to see a doctor who choose home birth!
Andrea, mom to 3 beautiful girls - Abigail (8) Annabelle (6) and Alexis (3)

Expecting baby #4 in April - It's a BOY!

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January 26th, 2011, 03:48 PM
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That is FABULOUS!!!!!

Our family doctor used to be the doctor that worked at the birthing center until she resigned (wanted more time with family)....She also supports nursing on demand AND cosleeping...I wuv her! LOL...

I'm sooo happy for you that your doctor is supportive of your choice!!! YAY
Momma to Emma, Elzie, Gretchen, Olive, and Rogan

We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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January 27th, 2011, 01:10 AM
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Yay!!!! Anabela's Pediatrician is like that too! WooHoo!

Thank you Kiliki for my first beautiful Siggie!

mom of 2 angels and an earth baby
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