I swear I posted this earlier today but its not showing up??...
I have a question for you that maybe you could bring up in your meeting tomorrow.
Hypothetically, If a UC'er who is in labor feels like she needs advice, is it ok for her to post she is in labor, state her problem, then ask for advice if the advice is PMed?
Thus making the advice not public?
I just think that instead of arguing over every detail, why don't those on the board who feel like they may want to get another wise womans advice whlie they are in labor, think of solutions.
on a side note:
There is a strange phenomenon on the UC board, though. women who have no interest in UCing will come to the UC boards for wise woman advice and even though they may not agree with the decision to UC, they can feel the wisdom that is posessed by these women and seek it.
however, women who are PLANNING OR HAVE PLANNED a UC usually do a lot of soul searching and decide that they are ultimately responsible for the decisions they make during labor and birth.
Some one who is not in the right mind frame may make poor judgement or feel pressured to do a certain thing in the heat of the moment.. Even someone who has done preparation and learning, when faced with a factor that had not been thought of.
I think the best thing to do in that situation could be to offer resources to the women seeking advice, but maybe refrain from directly giving that advice.
That way she may find resources that she hadn't seen before and can make a more educated decision with out emotion getting in the way??
I don't know...
I definately have mixed feelings on this issue.
No birth is ever going to be exactly the same, and sometimes weird situations can come up that you had not heard about, or whatever. It would be nice to be pointed in the direction of where you can learn about it, if thats something you need.
But I also agree that going online and asking for advice is a good way to mess up your intuition, which is what we all advocate doing, anyway...
Know what I mean?