|Originally posted by miriam
It seems that medical doctors may really not have our best interests at heart regarding childbirth and wellwoman care.
That's true... it's a long story, but with my dd I was induced. At the time I thought the OB was doing me a big favor... and we thought she saved dd's life by giving me an episiotomy.
Now I find out that a bp at 130/80 that lowers when I'm resting was not sufficient to put me on bedrest and then induce me. Also, lying in bed for my eight hour labor and pushing in the lithomy position didn't help (of course I was gonna tear!). Because of internal monitoring, the second dd's heart rate dropped I got an episiotomy.
Now... had I been at home everything would have been fine. My bp was not high enough to worry about strokes! I read in The Thinking Woman's Guide to Childbirth that lots of babies' heart rates drop while in the pushing stage and there's no difference in the results when an episiotomy is done which only makes pushing maybe 15 minutes shorter.
I feel like I was used badly! She had just gone solo, so I figure she either needed the $ kickbacks or was just being too