I am on baby # 6 this time and gradually after such a miserable first birth experience, started learning my rights and got more and more natural.
Only had the epidural the first time. Such horrible and lasting side efffects that unless i was having one of those marathon labors, I wouldnt consider it again.
Anyway, by my third baby, I denied induction at 42 weeks and 2 days later, finally had my first spontaneous labor. She came out still covered in languo and vernix, they said she actually looked 2 weeks early instead of 2 weeks late though I was sure of my conception date. I also refused IV but compromised on Hep-loc just didnt want that iv hanging from me during my very intense precipitious labor.
Mine are usually short and intense. My last two were home births with a direct entry midwife who was very much hands off. I LOVED IT!!!!!
Nothing like sleeping in your own bed, no getting woke up every hour, and having your baby handed right to you, not to be taken away until an hour later to cut the cord and weigh and get check up.
My problem is, now I am so worried how I will manage a hospital birth after having all that freedom.
My only reason going this route is that my last birth (homebirth) had some complications. I had a significant pp hemorage after a retained placenta and prolapsed uterus. Placenta came out but remained attached by one tiny piece and hung there from my cervix which had came down to the opening of the vagina for 15 minutes. Finally released, then after getting into bed, I went pale and felt nauseous out of no where, thats when it all gushed out. AFter 2 shots of pitocin and cytotec suppository, It stopped. I was never scared though and my midwife remained calm but was obviously nervous.
I suppose I was worried that this put me at risk for another pp hemmorage. Does anyone know if I am at any greater risk this time? I know this being #6 doesnt help and another anterior placenta and low cervix and uterus.
Also, I have medicaid this time (had no insurance first time) so its tempting to go hospital route since its all paid for.
however, how am I going to deal with all the nonsense rules that are there just for Dr's convienience?
If a single nurse counts at me as I try and push I will lose it, haha.
What am I allowed to say no to and what will I "have" to compromise on as long as everything is fine?