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post #41 of 57
I kwym. On some mainstream sites you could fill in the blanks.

I like birth story diaries http://www.birthdiaries.com/ Some great pics on that site, some breechs.
post #42 of 57
way cool site mama!!!
post #43 of 57
OK, that birthdiaries site is dangerously addictive... I looooove the beautiful pictures, although every time I look at the head crowning I am like... MY body is going to do THAT?!?!? I am still in a state of disbelief I better get over it pretty quick, too!
post #44 of 57
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Originally Posted by Lousli
Well, the birth story of my second isn't boring. But it is filled with interventions and in a hospital setting. I wish I had read some stories about emergencies or premature birth. I was so unprepared and so devastated. I wish I had a boring birth story instead of the one I ended up writing. Sorry, I know that isn't very inspirational.
No, don't say that! I learnt more from birth stories with interventions than I did from any others.

Does anyone else do this - read the story and troubleshoot as you go? That prepared me so well!!
post #45 of 57
Thread Starter 
that's exactly what I do. It really is helpful. I feel more confident the more I learn.
post #46 of 57
What saddens me along with the generic nature of hospital birth (Induced at 40+10, not progressing, put the drip up, oops foetal distress, off to OR, see? birth sux) is that no one reading the hordes of them in a row seems to draw any conclusions like "Hey, maybe induction on dates isn't such a great idea?!" or "You know, epidurals as soon as you walk in the door could just very possibly not be the best idea we ever had..." And yeah, I troubleshoot big time

I wrote a short article on my recent birth which makes pregnant readers weep apparently LOL. It's in the UC forum here. And here are some pics:
http://www.joyousbirth.info/gallery/v/homebirths/janet/

They're out of order atm and will soon have lots more added. I laboured for 3 days having had surgery with my first birth. Isobel is 8 weeks old today and asleep on me as I type

The freebirth sites have excellent stories where you can see BIRTH in action as opposed to birth despite interventions. I look forward to reading your juicy, wild, sexy, passionate birth story as soon as that babe pops out!
post #47 of 57
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Originally Posted by wannabe
No, don't say that! I learnt more from birth stories with interventions than I did from any others.

Does anyone else do this - read the story and troubleshoot as you go? That prepared me so well!!
With my second birth, I think the interventions were totally needed. Most of them were trying to keep the baby IN rather than interfering with my labor once it was clear that she was going to be born. But as I said, I wish I had been more prepared with birth stories of premature babies, what the NICU would be like, that kind of thing.

I still wish my birth story was more boring It was actually pretty traumatic.
post #48 of 57
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Originally Posted by frontierpsych
I've been looking for some decent birth stories. No offense at all to the moms whose labours went like this, but I keep reading the same story with fill in the blanks!

I got to the hospital at __ cm and made it to __ cm before I asked for the epi. They made me ______ and let me ________. I had one nurse who kept _______ but overall it was ______. My whole labour was about __ hours and my baby was __ pounds __ oz.

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So.... does anyone know of any websites with some more personal birth stories?
That is because hospitals treat everyone the same way and therefore, everyone has the same story.

Sorry but true. It is like an assembly line.
post #49 of 57
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Originally Posted by JanetF
What saddens me along with the generic nature of hospital birth (Induced at 40+10, not progressing, put the drip up, oops foetal distress, off to OR, see? birth sux)
I can barely think of anyone I know who even made it to 40 weeks and 10 days before their doc pushed induction...most are getting the Cytotec and Pit before 41 weeks even if they have no problems like pre-eclampsia!
post #50 of 57
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Originally Posted by Lousli
With my second birth, I think the interventions were totally needed. Most of them were trying to keep the baby IN rather than interfering with my labor once it was clear that she was going to be born. But as I said, I wish I had been more prepared with birth stories of premature babies, what the NICU would be like, that kind of thing.

I still wish my birth story was more boring It was actually pretty traumatic.
post #51 of 57
When I read this title, my first reaction was "Oh, but I love a nice 'boring' birth... You know, the kind where there's no drugs, no epidural, no medical interventions, no crises, no surgery... Just a plain old natural birth. :-)

But I know what you mean. A lot of birth stories sound the same, esp if you're looking at websites that target a broader general audience than MDC. I think a lot of people are not as emotionally and spiritually vested in childbirthing as most mamas here. To them, it is more of a process and less of an experience, iykwim. And so the way they discuss their births reflects that. I know a few mamas who basically say "I don't really care how the baby gets out, so long as it's healthy". I may shake my head in wonder and feel like they're really missing out. But then again, I want to be careful not to be judgmental of them. These same women are good, loving mamas in general. I dunno...

Just my .02

There are many great birth stories here at MDC though.
post #52 of 57
Thread Starter 
Yep. It's not the boring birth experiences I don't want to hear about, it's the boring birth stories. I know women who can make the most routine things sound amazing, and vice-versa. Some of the women on here are really great writers! I hope no matter how my birth goes, I'll be able to make the story something enjoyable to read.
post #53 of 57
I'll second everything fourlittlebirds has said, and add- you may want to try to get some back-issues (or subscribe to) the New Nativity II newsletter- quarterly UC birthstory newsletter
post #54 of 57
Maybe my 4th counts as boring, I dunno, but it was a UC and far from normal for me!
post #55 of 57
A boring birth is recorded in your medical records as "unremarkable".

Yeah! I'll take a boring, unremarkable birth anytime!
post #56 of 57
Well, it's not love_homebirthing, but mine are in my siggy...........

I certainly wasn't bored doing them.
post #57 of 57
I found that reading the stories in Peggy Vincent's "Babycatcher: chronicles of a modern midwife", really got me psyched. Try that.
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