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post #21 of 245
nikirj, we find Love in unexpected places....



post #22 of 245
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Originally Posted by nikirj
So I'm not seeing the need for a proud little smilie... about following the mainstream.
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Originally Posted by artgoddess
We don't need Hospital Birth smiles, or Public School smiles or Stroller or bottle baby smiles. There are plenty of other boards out there where those would be appropriate, here is not the place.
And
post #23 of 245
Reading this made me think about the part of my hospitals births that I am most proud of the fact that the last 2 were VBACs, quite a feat in today's atmosphere! We should have VBAC smilies!!!!!!!!1
post #24 of 245
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Originally Posted by Madre Piadosa
Reading this made me think about the part of my hospitals births that I am most proud of the fact that the last 2 were VBACs, quite a feat in today's atmosphere! We should have VBAC smilies!!!!!!!!1
Kinda surprised we don't, actually!
post #25 of 245
Hospital births are "normal" for most people. MDC celebrates the non-mainstream. Things like hospital birth are automatic in peoples mind. Homebirth is not. That's why we have things saying we homebirth. Hospital birth doesn't need a smilie because people assume that's what you're having.
post #26 of 245
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Originally Posted by Pynki
Besides we have this smilie : which appears to be wearing hospital garb, so I would assume a hospital birth since no one I know wore a hair net for their homebirth.

Dude that's a baby bonnet

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Originally Posted by nikirj
LOL Pynki!

The point is, hospital birth does not need advocacy and is assumed to be the case where nothing else is specified. So I'm not seeing the need for a proud little smilie...about following the mainstream.
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post #27 of 245
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Originally Posted by artgoddess
But I'm not ever posting my birth story here. It was a hospital birth, it's not the place for it.
I posted my hospital birth story here(as have many others) and got very supportive responses. As a PP stated, not everyone wants/can have a homebirth, and hearing about natural hospital births can be very empowering(and are hard to come by on other boards). When I was pregnant, I loved reading about homebirths, I loved reading about natural hopital births, I loved reading about medicated births, and I loved reading about c-section births. I learned something from all of them.
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Originally Posted by artgoddess
Yes, On The Brink, hospital births are Un-natural.
I had a natural birth in a very un-natural place.





As for the hospital birth smilie idea: I had a hospital birth, but I really dislike the idea of a hospital birth smilie. I'm disappointed that I had a hospital birth, and I don't think it should be encouraged as being normal or seen as something to be proud of. I do, however, love the idea of an unmedicated-birth smilie.
post #28 of 245
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Originally Posted by Kathryn
Hospital birth doesn't need a smilie because people assume that's what you're having.
here on MDC, i assume homebirth unless people say otherwise.

i like the idea of an unmedicated birth smilie but not a hospital birth smilie. just doesn't seem necessary, somehow.
post #29 of 245
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Originally Posted by RockStarMom
I had a natural birth in a very un-natural place.
I had three hospital births and though they were unmedicated there was nothing "natural" about them. I learned that when I had my home water birth with my last son. I used to call them natural births but now that term seems so misleading. *sigh*
post #30 of 245
[QUOTE=la mamita]here on MDC, i assume homebirth unless people say otherwise.[QUOTE]

Here's a snapshot: on my DDC, the majority are planning hospital births... for a variety of reasons. But some of those people are planning to cloth diaper, AP, are learning about eating organic (me too)... as far as I know all are planning to BF. & converse probably some of the people planning hb are not planning on CD, etc.
post #31 of 245
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Originally Posted by la mamita
here on MDC, i assume homebirth unless people say otherwise.

i like the idea of an unmedicated birth smilie but not a hospital birth smilie. just doesn't seem necessary, somehow.
I wish I could assume that as well, but I've been proven wrong too many times now. MDC is becoming much more mainstream and homebirthing is again becoming a minority thing to do.
post #32 of 245
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Originally Posted by Kathryn
I wish I could assume that as well, but I've been proven wrong too many times now. MDC is becoming much more mainstream and homebirthing is again becoming a minority thing to do.
All the more reason to celebrate the non-mainstream, not the mainstream

Though VBAC smilies would rock!

-Angela
post #33 of 245
These smilie threads always get so sticky.
post #34 of 245
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Originally Posted by Kathryn
Hospital births are "normal" for most people. MDC celebrates the non-mainstream. Things like hospital birth are automatic in peoples mind. Homebirth is not. That's why we have things saying we homebirth. Hospital birth doesn't need a smilie because people assume that's what you're having.
Yep, another vote for unecessary. Hospital birth is the norm for most. I just assume when I see someone's sig - that unless there is a homebirth smilie in it - they had a hospital birth.
post #35 of 245
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Originally Posted by alegna
All the more reason to celebrate the non-mainstream, not the mainstream

Though VBAC smilies would rock!

-Angela
Yep!

I do think we need VBAC smilies as well.
post #36 of 245
Yep, I agree a hospital birth smilie would be unnecessary. But I think we should have a VBAC smilie and where is the UC smilie? I use a homebirth smilie in my sig, and I have had 2 homebirths with midwives, but I'd rather use a UC smilie to signify my last birth which was UC and the very best one :-)

Laura
post #37 of 245
I must be completely insane, because I thought the bonnet smilie looked Amish.
post #38 of 245
I agree with pp that mothering is NOT the place for a hospital birth smilie--but I do like the idea of a VBAC/HBAC smilie since DS was a HBAC and I am so proud of that!!!!
post #39 of 245
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Originally Posted by cmd
Yep, another vote for unecessary. Hospital birth is the norm for most. I just assume when I see someone's sig - that unless there is a homebirth smilie in it - they had a hospital birth.
What if they don't have anything about their births (or breastfeeding, circ, vaxing, co-sleeping, cloth diapering etc) in their sigs?
post #40 of 245
Funny - I assume most here at MDC had home births, unless told otherwise.
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