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post #41 of 54
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Hmmm...you've given me a few options I hadn't thought of! Hope you won't be terribly offended if I don't try any of them! :

Trying to decide which is more appealing...sharks, or upside down howling @ the moon...hmmm...will have to ponder that one!

But, thanks - I agree 100%!
post #42 of 54
well, it's really not any more absurd than going in for a c-section that you feel is unnecessary because your medical professionals refuse to give you viable options or because other people are afraid for you and think you're choosing this for the "wrong" reasons and being irresponsible and putting your baby at risk.

those are pretty absurd reasons to choose a c-section, imo, and many people choose c-sections for absurd reasons (my friend chose one because "it would be easier for her husband to plan vacation around it, as well as family to do so, so that everyone could be there when the baby was born).

sure, that makes sense too.

no thanks, rather be upside down howling at the moon or with sharks. sun sharks preferably. they don't bite so hard. feels like a pinch.
post #43 of 54
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well, it's really not any more absurd than going in for a c-section that you feel is unnecessary because your medical professionals refuse to give you viable options or because other people are afraid for you and think you're choosing this for the "wrong" reasons and being irresponsible and putting your baby at risk.

those are pretty absurd reasons to choose a c-section, imo, and many people choose c-sections for absurd reasons (my friend chose one because "it would be easier for her husband to plan vacation around it, as well as family to do so, so that everyone could be there when the baby was born).

sure, that makes sense too.

no thanks, rather be upside down howling at the moon or with sharks. sun sharks preferably. they don't bite so hard. feels like a pinch.


And I'm afraid to ask how you know about the shark bite...???
post #44 of 54
i like sun sharks. they don't have teeth like other sharks. it's more like wooden dentures. i know it makes no sense, but that's what they looked like.

anyway, as a kid, i would visit a friend whose father was a ranger for malibu beach (forest ranger). so, they lived right on the beach, and one day i'm in the water and i see these brown-ish sharks that are small--about the length of my arm or so. and i ask my friend's dad about them, and he says they're sun sharks and rather shy and don't bite as long as we leave them be.

so, every morning and evening i go out and i make friends with sharks. i'm an odd duck like that: many animals are my friends, both wild and domestic.

so, one becomes my friend and we have a rather good summer together (well, 6 weeks). and one day, i asked about this shark's teeth, you know, because i wanted tos ee everything about htis shark. and so he put his teeth on me--no pressure. and then "chomp" to show me that his jaws were pretty powerful, but largely unnecessary since he ate small fish anyway that didn't require ripping or chewing.

it left an interesting imprint/bruise on my leg for a while.

my mom asked me about it, and i said "oh, peter taught me about his teeth."

it was a few weeks before mom asked who Peter was.
post #45 of 54
btw, i was 7.
post #46 of 54
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: Wonder what you're mom was thinking during those weeks!

Sounds like a pretty cool experience! We lived in coastal GA for a little over a yr. before coming back to NC last fall, I REALLY miss the ocean. We had some dolphins with us once, it was SO SO cool!
post #47 of 54
I am so glad you are feeling better about your birth Mama. My heart just broke for you when you told us in April DDC about your c/s, it was clear how wrong it felt for you.

I wish you a happy and healthy beautiful birth.
post #48 of 54
Every woman has a right to assess the risks for herself. Whether the statistics say that a risk is 1 in 10, 1 in 100 or 1 in 1000 doesn't make a difference to an individual. An individual is either 0% or 100%. You know with which set of consequences you can live.

I'm so happy to learn that you've made a decision with which you are comfortable. Hope we can be of service to you.
post #49 of 54
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I am so glad you are feeling better about your birth Mama. My heart just broke for you when you told us in April DDC about your c/s, it was clear how wrong it felt for you.

I wish you a happy and healthy beautiful birth.
That obvious, hu? Yeah, I was pretty down. I was so happy and at peace then it all fell apart. I had to fight with myself every day to convince myself I needed the c/s. In the end I lost, or won...somethin' like that!

Thanks!
post #50 of 54
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Every woman has a right to assess the risks for herself. Whether the statistics say that a risk is 1 in 10, 1 in 100 or 1 in 1000 doesn't make a difference to an individual. An individual is either 0% or 100%. You know with which set of consequences you can live.

I'm so happy to learn that you've made a decision with which you are comfortable. Hope we can be of service to you.
Actually the perfectionist in me can't live with any set of consequences... But I still think I'm choosing right.

My thought process goes like this:

RIGHT NOW a cesarean is not indicated. I am sitting on my couch, typing, feeling good. Why do I need a c/s NOW? I don't. It may be indicated in the next 5 min. - or the next week, month, etc. At that time I will access the situation & decide. Until such a time as a need presents itself, why not just continue on? All is well. Labor, crowning & birth don't need to change anything, they are normal processes too.
post #51 of 54
well, my mom has always found me a bit of an odd duck. i love dolphins a lot. they're a blast--but you have to be careful the the randy "teen aged" male ones. they like to try and have their way. . .

so, i think that probably a not-so-great birth option would be birthing with randy "teen-aged" male dolphins. sharks (at least, sun sharks) would be better.

i've been land-locked for years. it's heartbreaking! i see the ocean about once a year, for a day.
post #52 of 54
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i think that probably a not-so-great birth option would be birthing with randy
My eyes went straight to that, my DH's name is Randy...I'm sitting here thinking "why???"
post #53 of 54
lol

well, it's ok to be with Randy, but not randy dolphins.

although a randy husband named Randy would be helpful during birth, assuming one wants that sort of stimulation . . .

there you go, another birth option that likely wouldn't be allowed in the hospital setting.
post #54 of 54
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lol

well, it's ok to be with Randy, but not randy dolphins.

although a randy husband named Randy would be helpful during birth, assuming one wants that sort of stimulation . . .

there you go, another birth option that likely wouldn't be allowed in the hospital setting.
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