is there any kind of pregnancy or condition that would cause you to feel that having a UP/UC was unsafe for you or for your baby?
There are probably many conditions that cause me to feel having a UP/UC was unsafe for me or for my baby.
But, i do not have any conditions, and so it's not an immediate concern.do you believe in "high risk," "moderate risk," and "low risk" pregnancies?
I believe that life carries a lot of risk, that pregnancy carries risk, that birth carries risk. but, what constitutes what level of risk is really individual. what is high risk for me is not high risk for someone else which is based on a number of factors which can be weighed in various ways.
if i felt that i was at risk for anything that medical attention would prevent or help with, then i would certainly seek that care.how do you even know if you have a complication of pregnancy if you UP?
there are two aspects to this in my mind.
the first is that many or most things have symptoms or signs that we can look to and then decide if it's at issue or not. So even if UPing, if something seems unusual, or feels bad, or what have you--we can take that and say "ok, i need some help." and then go and seek that help.
the second thing that occurs to me are those occassions during which even with extensive PNC, there is a surprise occurance.
in these occurances, the medical model didn't prevent or prepare for it, and if it occurs during birth, it may be something that the medical model can help or hinder. it really depends upon what shows up.i believe that pregnancy and birth have some inherent risk to them.
i agree with this statement. for me, weighing the risks is what creates birth choices.
some people consider very normal, healthy pregnancies to be "high risk" scenarios just on how they view birth itself. they feel most comfortable in hospitals, with medication and technology. Others look at very normal, healthy pregnancies as very "low risk" scenarios, and therefore consider things such as UC or HB as a safer option than a hospital.
i'm of this latter category, and with it, i'm of the mind that attendants can hinder one's process in both pregnancy and birth. that hinderance at the emotional level can create something to be emotionally "high risk" when it is in fact actually "low risk."
i find that PNC appointments often do this to women--scaring them and often n ot reassuring.the costs frankly outweigh FOR ME the risks in a hba2c scenario.
i think that this is also really individual, and i would also assert that it isn't always a cost-benefit analysis.
while i think the cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is a very beneficial process and often a good one, it is really rather "left brained" and not in an intuitive space.
i know that i can do that CBA, but it's not the end of the process for me. i then look at it from a completely intuitive or 'feeling' space--because what might be right "logically" or "on paper" isn't at all right for me in reality.
i've been in that sort of situation before--i'm sure that we all have.
so for me, it would depend entirely upon how i truly felt and believed about the situation. sure, the CBA might say one thing, while my spirit or total person is telling me something else. And of course, sometimes the CBA is right on.
but again, this is also an individuated process. i don't know about that woman's uterus, her process in regards to determining what was a risk and what wasn't, and what risks she was and was not willing to take. i can only support her decision based on the fact that she knows her circumstances best and is capable of making good decisions for herself.
and i take the same process with my own birth. i know my circumstances best, i know what i do and do not consider risks or problems or what have you, and from there, i make a choice that i think, believe, and feel is right for me.