Quite honestly, it never occurred to me to do either, but then, I was led to believe that the main thing standing between me and another c-section was the pitocin.
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3/23/04 at 12:30am
|Originally posted by kama'aina mama
Has anyone read Ina May's new book? She talks about a midwife in the Netherlands who practiced from 1693-1745 named Schrader. Of the just over 3000 births she attended 10 were placenta previa and in 8 of those cases she was able to deliver a live baby to a live mother. It's astonishing really!
I am not advocating attempting vaginal birth with a previa, just noting this amazing accomplishment.
|Originally posted by stafl
I think what bothers me the most is the language used. Saying that a c-section, in retrospect, was or was not necessary does absolutely no good. What I think we should be discussing is whether or not c-sections are avoidable instead.
|CPD - cephalopelvic disproportion|
|Originally posted by copslass
And I *know I have cpd, because my doctor TOLD me I have it during my second c-section! He told (actually, screamed at) me that my babies and I would have DIED without a cesarean!
...Of course, I didn't have it with my midwives when I pushed my third, fourth, and fifth children into the world... ROFL
|I've had 2 vbacs now, BUT both of them required help on the exit..|
|Originally posted by Greaseball
How is the pit connected? Can't the patient turn it off, or pull out her IV?
|Originally posted by RacheePoo
T At another board I'm a regular on, which shall remain nameless, 5 out of the 6 women who have been induced (early, I might add, in all cases) ended up with c-sections. I'm one of the last left without a babe because I refuse to be induced-although it's been brought up at the last 2 appts. But I admit to being scared by the scare tactics, kwim? The stillbirth rates and all that, and you can bet the OB has brought them up.
|Originally posted by Pynki
I know alot of members roll their eyes at sentiment like that, but you are not me, and you have not had my births..
You do not live the lives of women who are told they have CPD.. Or a mis-shapen uterus.. If I didn't have such a VBAC supportive OB.. I would have had another c/s.. And it wouldn't have been neccesary.. I'm glad it was "avoidable" the 2nd and 3rd time..
I NEVER judge a woman for her birth... It does no good to tell someone after the fact.. Well you know.. You really didn't need to have a c/s..
If you felt you needed one, then you probably did..
Warm Squishy Feelings..
|Originally posted by pumpkinhead
If an OB or a midwife with much experience in catching babies tells a woman she can't birth vaginally, well, if she is of lesser experience (esp first time Mama's) she's prob going to believe them, whether it is accurate or not. She'll forever doubt her ability to birth a babe vaginally. This affects every ASPECT of labour and delivery! A woman's state of mind and ability to relax are very important when giving birth and if you always have "The Doctor told me I couldn't do this" in the back of your mind, how can you relax?