I want to emphasize what AmyJean said. They used even stronger tactics to get me to comply with what the hospital staff wanted, up to and including telling me my baby would die if I didn't do whatever it was they wanted me to do, telling me that "IF your baby survives, we'll have to call CPS and you will not be allowed to see your child, much less nurse her, until their investigation is over and you are determined to be a fit mother" They played on my worst fears. It was really awful. How wonderful for some women that do have positive hospital birth experiences, but the only ones I've ever heard of had doulas present at the time. It's that important to have someone there to help you advocate in a calm, clear-headed manner.
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8/19/05 at 12:59pm