63RE: [JewishUC] Welcome Ali!
- Jul 27, 2005HI, thanks for the message! Sounds like your reasons for hbirthing are the
same as mine - just it took me two hospital labours to figure it out. I was
also made to birth on my back with #1!! Then they wanted to stitch my (in
their words) 'superficial' tear for 'cosmetic' reasons!! Huh?? Like I'm
posing for playboy?? Funny, I insisted on birthing upright for #2 and he
was over a pound bigger and no tear whatsoever...hmmmm....
Anyway, I am getting a doula for DH more than me, its a compromise!! I am
looking forward to not having different strangers 'examining' me and hooking
me up to monitors. I have group B Strep this time round, so I would also be
imobilised by an IV line which is totally unecessary and I prefer to labour
OK, well, look forward to chatting!
>From: "saragubits" <saragubits@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [JewishUC] Welcome Ali!
>Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 19:58:56 -0000
>welcome to the group! hope to chat with you some time. **hugs**'
>As for me, I used nobody in my birth. I felt better off alone.. but
>if you feel like wanting someone with you, its *up* to you as you
>have to listen to yourself...
>I chose unassisted homebirth because in my experience with my first
>baby, the attendants weren't helpful. they were bothering me all of
>the time with their checkups, and forcing me to birth on my back. I
>wouldn't want anyone to time my concractions and put time limits on
>the birth process. This makes me so nervous! If I will take too
>long, they might use interventions to hurry things along, and its
>painful and dangeorus! Also there are law limits on birthing. If
>your baby is breech they wouldn't deliver you. They would use c-
>section (after attempting to turn down the baby)
>In my own case, I had marginal previa, and some bleeding. I knew
>they wouldn't let me birth normally. They would be too nervous and
>might use interventions and protocols.. I felt safer to stay home
>You can message me on yahoo if you want, my screen name
>is 'nurturinghome'. Hope to hear from you soon!
>--- In JewishUC@yahoogroups.com, "A S" <stirpip@h...> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am a mum of two expecting #3 in the new year. I am planning my
> > homebirth, but it hasnt exactly been a raging success and I have
> > my midwife who seems to feel its ok to ignore my calls and just
> > whenever it might suit her - even if it is weeks after I first
> > she promised to call back. So, I find myself in the unexpected
> > position of now planning not only my first homebirth, but an
> > at that. I joined hoping that I might find some useful advice and
> > support from ladies who are in my position, or who have been there
> > and know the ropes, so to speak.
> > I am wondering why other mums choose to birth unassisted, any
> > people have run into, did anyone or is anyone using a doula? My
>DH is more
> > than a little upset about UC, he could only just get around a
> > midwife, so I'm thinking a doula might help?
> > Otherwise, I am not Jewish, though I have been looking into it for
> > with the thought of maybe converting, but it is a journey our
> > working thru together, slowly but surely, so I'm looking forward
> > with some Jewish mums too!
> > Cheers
> > Ali
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