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post #21 of 26

while i would love to see her in 3D i just don't feel like personally i can justify subjecting her (or my eggs) to anymore ultrasounds...with haye i had 3, and one of them was a fairly long 2D/3D/4D ultrasound that i had honestly never even heard of. i was just the lucky one  that they were training the tech on so i got to watch him for around an hour...but now that i know the risks of ultrasound i am kind of choked that they didn't present me with any facts or info before starting to do it. oh well, he's healthy and i was so excited to see what he looked like back then!

 

i've already had one quick u/s with this one, it was under 2 minutes long...then another 5 minute one the next day, then a 12 week u/s and a long 20 week u/s, and i have to go back AGAIN for another one on the 28th because they didn't see her spine. honestly i'm almost embarrassed to admit on MDC the amount of u/s i have had to have done! i wish that i didn't have anymore to go to but oh well. 

post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by ryleeee View Post

while i would love to see her in 3D i just don't feel like personally i can justify subjecting her (or my eggs) to anymore ultrasounds...with haye i had 3, and one of them was a fairly long 2D/3D/4D ultrasound that i had honestly never even heard of. i was just the lucky one  that they were training the tech on so i got to watch him for around an hour...but now that i know the risks of ultrasound i am kind of choked that they didn't present me with any facts or info before starting to do it. oh well, he's healthy and i was so excited to see what he looked like back then!

 

i've already had one quick u/s with this one, it was under 2 minutes long...then another 5 minute one the next day, then a 12 week u/s and a long 20 week u/s, and i have to go back AGAIN for another one on the 28th because they didn't see her spine. honestly i'm almost embarrassed to admit on MDC the amount of u/s i have had to have done! i wish that i didn't have anymore to go to but oh well. 


i wouldn't be embarrassed!

it really IS a risk-benefit decision and there is no right answer. 

i, for example, technically "don;t do ultrasounds." but i do have them if medically necessary. so for both pregnancies i've had a fairly long detailed level II with a perinatologist due to a medication i'm on and an increased risk of heart defects. this time it seems i might have placental issues so i'm already scheduled for another at 28 weeks and probably 32 and who knows after that...i can only assume they will do more as the due date approaches. and ya, know, for someone who "doesn't do ultrasounds" i don;t feel like i have anything to apologize about or feel guilty about. ya gotta do what's best.

post #23 of 26

oh i totally agree...but i do find that i have come across "crunchier-than-thou" people on these boards and have even been guilty of getting a bit sucked into that mentality in the past...you know what i mean? 

post #24 of 26

oh for sure! like every intervention you mention you have to justify it with a reason. i just wrote a response about my induction and then noted the reason for the induction to justify it's medical necessity....even though i have nobody to answer to here. and i wouldn't even consider myself crunchy so who cares?!? 

post #25 of 26

I'm actually having a really hard time getting into this message board this time around because of this same sentiment. I feel like I have to have a qualifier for every decision I make.

 

 

I don't mean to be disparaging but I seriously roll my eyes at some of the stuff on the boards this go around and just feel like I need to walk away lest I type up something thats comes away crass..because who am I to say how anyone elses experience should be ykwim? I also feel like, I'm in my thirties, this will be my fourth baby, and I'm very well educated and I don't need anyone else telling me "how it is".

 

 

I've lurked on the boards since I found out I was pregnant again but I'm not really feeling the community like I did last time this go around.

I think part of it I felt marginally threatened and a little lost with my OB last go around but have been incredibly comortable with the new practice this go around and don't feel the slightest bit pushed around.

 

 

my demographic is also wildly different...the last practice was very blue collar oriented and just generally frustrated me..now I go to a practice in the middle of a very wealthy white collar area and it seems almost like the Dr's (plural) here are generally used to being bullied and told what to do..lol

People around here are often crunchy because theyre wealthy and they hug trees (nothing wrong with that) not out of need for finances..I think this plays a part too.

 

Im also a neurobiology major and a paramedic so hospital settings and testing don't bother me, I don't have blind faith, but I see why some things are done and why..and tend to agree with the reasons more often than not and can make an educated response to said testing.

 

ALSO (if anyone is still reading...lol) I had a pretty high intervention delivery last go around but didn't walk away feeling dissatisfied and really feel like I had, and have the perfect child..I couldnt ask for more.

post #26 of 26
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ALSO (if anyone is still reading...lol) I had a pretty high intervention delivery last go around but didn't walk away feeling dissatisfied and really feel like I had, and have the perfect child..I couldnt ask for more.


 

yep. i went into delivery thinking that for me the only requirement for having a  "perfect" birth was a healthy baby, mom, and happy dad....whatever happened was cool. i think i was the only one in our bradley class that was 100% comfortable with a hospital birth and was actually looking forward to having nurses to bring me water and juice whenever i wanted :) and i did have a pitocin labor and some complications to the extent that my doula was surprised i didn't end up in c-section. not to toot my own horn too much but afterwards she totally credited the open-minded attitude for being able to physically avoid it. 

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