I'm hoping to have an "accidental" UCAC sometime in April. I'm strange, and I don't have the same reasons as most people for planning a UC, but that's what I want to do. Anyone else?
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8/9/05 at 4:45pm
Originally Posted by fourlittlebirds
I'm curious, though, it sounds like the reason you couldn't be with your babies after birth had to do with emergency situations rather than hospital protocol? Are you afraid that the hospital would interfere even with a normal birth and postpartum? I mean, I know I've read hospital birth stories in which the mother's wishes not to have her baby washed, to see and handle the placenta etc., were honored. And if I couldn't trust them to honor such wishes, I think I'd be worried about going in after an "accidental" UC as well -- who knows what they'd insist on?
Originally Posted by eilonwy
I've had two children, both born of my own body, and I've never even seen a brand new baby up close and personal! That just seems screwy to me. I want to touch my brand new, unbathed baby. *I* want to give the first bath! I want to know what vernix smells like, and what an umbilical cord looks like before you cut it (and afterwards, for that matter). I want to see a placenta! It seems strange to me that I've had two children and never been able to experience these things.