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post #121 of 299
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Originally Posted by girlndocs
Oh, my. I don't know whether to :LOL or

From an online conversation recently, and I paraphrase: OBs are doctors with special training. CNMs are nurses with special training. So who would want a nurse when they could have a doctor? No one goes in, even with a cold, and says, "Eh, no, I don't need a doctor, just let me see the nurse."
They would probably think I am really odd then. When I go to my family doc I do ask to be seen by the nurse or np. I usually know whats wrong anyhow. The dr is super busy and I don't want to wait 2 hours to see him. And who goes to the dr for a cold? No wonder Americans are so overmedicated!
post #122 of 299
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when i was due with my first and was planning a hospital birth unmedicated, the same guy said it was impossible to have a birth without an epidural.
I wonder what humans did before the epidural was invented? :LOL
post #123 of 299
One thing I saw on tv that was totally outrageous.
A High risk OB was talking about 3D U/Ss. He said "The first thing we look at is the face. The expression will show how they're doing. If the face is unhappy then we are sure to get them out of there fast because they're not thriving and would do better on the outside"
post #124 of 299
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Originally Posted by andreac
Another one:

I wouldn't get a cavity filled w/out novacaine..so why would I go through childbirth w/out pain relief?!?

That one is so stupid I can't even begin to get into all the things wrong with it...ARRRGHHHHHH!
hmm....I haven't had novacaine for a filling since I was 12. I find the pain far more bearable than the effects of the "freezing".
post #125 of 299
Childbirth is a natural event, filling teeth is not.

Unbelieveable
post #126 of 299
From an online conversation recently, and I paraphrase: OBs are doctors with special training. CNMs are nurses with special training. So who would want a nurse when they could have a doctor? No one goes in, even with a cold, and says, "Eh, no, I don't need a doctor, just let me see the nurse."

Uh, yeah...and who is with a woman through the MAJORITY of her l&d experience? Nurses. And who diagnoses and treats over the PHONE, then whisks in at the last moment and takes all the credit? A doctor. Sure..give me a doctor any day...right.

Sarah
post #127 of 299
ITA Keeper.

Many EMTs are faster on the draw with setting up and stopping bleeding and diagnosing and handling an emergency than many doctors are even though EMTs need an OK for many of the things they do from a doctor, but they also have to justify what they want to do with the doctor. Being out in the field helps build the 'street smarts' that you need to get the job done.
post #128 of 299
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Originally Posted by mama_nomad
a pregnant friend of mine's baby ended up having some organs-outside-of-his-body issues and our local sOB chief of staff told her that they would have to c-sec b/c (his words)

"your vagina is dirty"
Yes, the neonatologist head of the 'special care nursery' where I used to work was fond of saying that the reason that babies got septic and infected was b/c '*that* is not a clean area of the body they are coming out of you know'. :
post #129 of 299
My SOB said at my last and final appointment with her,
"You need to come to every prenatal visit, because its important for us to monitor you. You never know, one day the baby might not be there." Where was she going to go I wonder?
Perhaps the baby was going to be born without them in attendance....
:LOL
(see Sydney's birth)

My dumb... sister said "You don't get a trophy for doing it naturally."

um...yes I do- see it on the mantle? My dh awarded me this just the other day! Isn't it lovely?
post #130 of 299
Oh I LOVE that one. "You don't get a trophy."

Listen, chucklehead, just because you can't see my trophy doesn't mean it isn't there. It's inside me and I'll have it for the rest of my life.
post #131 of 299
Hey, amyjeans, if one day you went in to your prenatal appointment and the baby "wasn't there" (I'm assuming she meant dead), wouldn't it have been just a touch late for her to be monitoring you?
post #132 of 299
he he he...true true
post #133 of 299
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Originally Posted by Belle
One thing I saw on tv that was totally outrageous.
A High risk OB was talking about 3D U/Ss. He said "The first thing we look at is the face. The expression will show how they're doing. If the face is unhappy then we are sure to get them out of there fast because they're not thriving and would do better on the outside"
post #134 of 299
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Originally Posted by captain optimism
My mom asked me whether I should be wading in the ocean up to my knees in the second trimester. What if some bacteria, uh, crawled up my leg to my womb? she wondered.
H***, I was swimming in the ocean at 39 weeks. Never did me or DD any harm; I'd been on bedrest for 7 weeks and it was fabulous to get out.

Anyway, there's nothing like swimming when you're pregnant-- takes some of the weight off your back. I had nasty round ligament pain, and swimming was the only thing that helped!
post #135 of 299
Wow, I think I must know a rare circle of people, because I've never heard anything near as outrageous as some of these! I had an OB, and she was fond of reminding me constantly and incessantly how important breastfeeding was for at least the first year, and before I left the hospital advised me not to offer the baby a bottle, saying "my first had trouble nursing because I gave her a bottle too soon. Don't listen to anyone who tells you your milk isn't enough." That's my kind of OB, I think.

But I have heard a few:

My MIL says that she only nursed DH for two days, because every time she was ready to breastfeed in the hospital, the nurses made her disinfect her entire chest and abdomen with rubbing alcohol, and put a paper sheet between DH and her, with a cutout for her breasts. After two days of that, she gave in and let them give him bottles. Ouch. And my mother was told, after I was born, that she couldn't nurse after a c-section, that she wouldn't make milk, and anyway, "your breasts are too small to nurse."

Mine are even smaller, and I had no shortage!!!!

But the real winner was from my cousin, who has had two elective c-sections: "You want to have a section, because then the baby's head won't look so squashed in the hospital photos. C-section babies are prettier."
post #136 of 299
I'm planning a homebirth in July, but am doing concurrent care with a CNM (who is marvelous and very supportive of my plans) through my insurance as a 'back up'. I'm constantly amazed at the attitude difference between my homebirth midwife and the nurses and other midwives at the medical center. One nurse in particular is an absolute nazi about dates. I was prepared to take my gluclose test at my last appointment, but the nurse looked at my chart and said, 'oh you're not 28 weeks yet, not till monday, we do gluclose screening at 28 weeks. Why don't you reschedule for Monday). I pointed out that I was 27 and 5/7ths weeks pregnant and that monday was a holiday (patriots day in Mass), the whole time sort of laughing, because it seemed so absolutely rediculous that she was so serious about it.

I had been on the fence about the whole gluclose thing and that little bit pushed me right over the edge. I relented, scheduled the appt for Monday and then 'canceled' later that day. I'm sort of glad at her rigidness, it gave me a few more days to read all the posts about the test and talk to my HB midwife and realize that I didn't want it at all.
post #137 of 299
During one of my non-stress tests with dd#2 (for going postdates), the nurse asked if I was going to use pain meds during the birth, and I told her no, because I liked all the benefits of using upright positions during labor and birth. She proceeded to explain to me how lying on your back was the best position for 2nd stage because that way, you weren't pushing the baby out against the force of gravity!!

?!?!?!?
post #138 of 299
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Originally Posted by llyra
Anyway, there's nothing like swimming when you're pregnant-- takes some of the weight off your back. I had nasty round ligament pain, and swimming was the only thing that helped!
Me too!

My piriformas pulled on the psoas in my left rotator causing me huge pain...I rode a ten speed and it kept the weight off of it...
post #139 of 299
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because I liked all the benefits of using upright positions during labor and birth. She proceeded to explain to me how lying on your back was the best position for 2nd stage because that way, you weren't pushing the baby out against the force of gravity!!
Did she think upright is standing on your head?
post #140 of 299
With DD #1 I had a non-emergent homebirth transport for a malpresentation and long(10 hours) pushing stage. When we got there the doc checked me and determined I could have a vaginal birth but I would probably need to use the vaccum. She then informs me that I would need an epsiotomy since my DD was very malpresented and I was ok with that too. I ask her to please numb me before she cuts me since I knew she was going to cut me more than once(3 times). She looks me right in the eye and says, "Well, there goes your natural birth!"

Like lidocane is in any way a labor pain reducing drug. I mean I get more for my teeth when they are drilled. I was pretty offended since I had just been through 30 hours of labor at home including 10 hours of pushing.
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