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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Like not on MDC?

I lurk on another board with a May due date club and the women are taking about different kinds of interventions/inductions because they are "done" being pregnant. Its not even May - they can't be overdue.

Its annoying and I just wanna say - no one - not any of us will be the first woman to be pregnant forever.
post #2 of 15
When I was pg with dd I started out on a mainstream board. I think I was maybe 3 months along when I found MDC. Boy was I relieved to find MDC!!! I haven't even wasted my time on other boards this time around because I got soooooo frustrated with how most of those women thought about birth.
post #3 of 15
Even though I'm not as "crunchy" as many on this board, I do like the naturalistic approach -- and acceptance of various viewpoints. When I was TTC the other boards were too annoying so I haven't looked at any while pregnant.

However, now that I'm almost due I can't tell you the number of people who have asked "rhetorically" if we're getting an epidural as soon as we get to the hospital. Um... NO!

Then there is the puzzled look -- like what's the other option?!?
post #4 of 15
I don't ever go on any other boards, really, I spend too much time here but I often hear people saying that this sorta stuff goes on on other boards and I can't help but wonder what happens if you say something like, "Uh, well did ya ever think that maybe it's possible that if you haven't had the baby yet it's not because something is wrong, but because it's not ready yet?" What would they do? Just freak out or something..? I really wonder...
post #5 of 15
agreed!


What I find frustrating is the repeat c-section ladies.......the ones who refuse to think there are options.
post #6 of 15
I belong to another board too and it's amazing the difference. Sometimes I'll forget I've switched over (cuz I go back and forth a lot)and start reading about inductions, scheduled sections...it's just so crazy! I love it over here!!!

Pam
post #7 of 15
I'm a regular member of another board. I pretty much stick to the natural boards there though. I love my DD's BB, but the May one I mostly lurk and will occasionally post. My DD's BB has at least 4 moms still nursing and probably 3 who are EBFers. There are several CDs on my dDs birth board as well. The May board on the other board thinks that EBF is "digusting" and "distrurbing" Afer that post I stopped posting and became a lurker.
post #8 of 15
eh...it doesn't really bother me. I think every mom tries to do what she thinks is best. With dd1 and dd2 I loved being pregnant, but #3 is making me miserable. When people ask me how I'm feeling I say, "Done!" I'm only 37 wks and I'm pretty sure I've still got a couple weeks left.

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What I find frustrating is the repeat c-section ladies.......the ones who refuse to think there are options.

My sister had a repet c-section with her second. Where we lived the one and only hospital would not allow any VBAC's. The closest hospital in the state that did was a few hours away. She did not want to do a homebirth, so for her a repeat c-section was the only choice. Of course, even if she had the option of trying for a VBAC, she would have elected for a C-section
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
I'm sure there are exceptions, like Stacey mentioned her sister. And I normally don't have a "problem" with mainstream stuff especially like that. I'm sure I would be considered very mainstream compared to most MDC'ers.

It just rubs me the wrong way - talking about having your membranes stripped at 38 weeks or something. Now, I'm not saying I'm against having your membranes stripped. I'm not even sure that I care if someone else does or doesn't. But 38 weeks? Umm really?

Maybe you haven't gone into labor yet because your baby's not done developing their LUNGS! LUNGS! Not like all they are doing at this point is growing hair. Lungs, ladies. At the end of pregnancy, that's when lung development happens. UGH!
post #10 of 15
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Maybe you haven't gone into labor yet because your baby's not done developing their LUNGS! LUNGS! Not like all they are doing at this point is growing hair. Lungs, ladies. At the end of pregnancy, that's when lung development happens. UGH!
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post #11 of 15
I didn't even find MDC until DS was some months old. So I was on a mainstream board while preg with him. But I didn't really know the difference. I knew I was going to "try to BF" and I knew I was going to "try to CD". But I hadn't read Mothering at that point. Kinda funny to think about me back then!

I'm in a prenatal swim class and one woman in the class is due tomorrow with her 1st. Her OB told her if she hasn't given birth by one week past her due date, she's scheduled for an induction. I asked why, and she just shrugged. The male instructor was saying that his wife was allowed to go two weeks past her due date, "but they don't let you do that anymore it seems." Like we women have no say?! I kept my mouth shut. :
post #12 of 15
I support a woman's right to her birth. No matter how sheep-a-fied it may appear, its her birth.
post #13 of 15
There is another web site who's birth board I lurk on. I can't bare to post on it, though... all of the talk of circumcising, interventions on the baby and mother, how "gross" breastfeeding is and getting induced smack at 37 weeks because "you're done then, anyway!!" just made me cry. I'm too hormonal to deal with that, and because it's a birth board, it's for "support", meaning you aren't allowed to say much other than "it's your choice!"

Bleh!
post #14 of 15
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I kept my mouth shut. :
You are a better woman than I, or at least have more tact. I wouldn't have hesitated to inform them that they have rights and that those rights including saying NO to an induction if they felt that they weren't ready yet and wanted to wait for baby to arrive on it's own. But that's just me. I rubs ME the wrong way when women, and men for that matter, don't educate themselves about thier own health care, wether it is pregnancy related or not, and just let some doctor dictate what gets done and when and what medications they take and how much and for how long. I could go on a long rant about an aunt and anti-depressant meds, but I won't...
post #15 of 15
no, only mdc.
(i visit a hungarian board as well, they think i am a freak, you know, "how can a woman birth without an epidural?!": yes, we can! )
i like to lurk here, this is the best place!
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