Originally Posted by wasabi
And yeah you do sound really flippant but I guess that's easy to do if you haven't been in a position that sounds too scarily much like ones you've read about or heard on the news and think "thank god I managed to deliver before I got to that point because that could have been me very easily."
What exactly makes you think I haven't been in that position before?
That is why I am asking. My situation was different but with my second I had to fight tooth and nail about certain things regarding my pregnancy, medications, labor and delivery.
Everyone makes the decisions they feel are right for them, their babies and their families, I am not condemning anyone.
I did hear about the story you referred to but that is the ONLY one I have heard of, really, I don't think that is the norm, I don't think it happens daily or to every woman that goes to 42 weeks.
BTW - I NEVER said you made up anything. I think you are taking this a little personally. I mearly asked a few simple questions.
I asked because I have known several women that went to 43 and 44 weeks. Some of them under the care of OBs, some MWs but none of them were forced to do anything. Yes, sometimes MWs do get nervous and transfer care and I know someone who was in that position and at that point she had the option of going with a different MW or going to an OB.
But she still had options.
I asked because I know there have been some women who felt they didn't have options but they really did. Some women are bullied into things because they are not told they have options. I am not at all saying this was your situation.
I guess for *me* I see other options. I chose my MW specifically because she has no delivery cut off point. I know not all women have this as an option. However, if my MW did stop treating me I would consider U/C as an option. I guess it all gets foggy once you introduce the medical establishment though and you have to worry about them calling authorities or at least threatening to.
I am rambling here.
I guess this is why I don't make my pregnancy part of the medical establishment - I don't want to be 'forced' into anything.