post #21 of 47
5/28/08 at 1:10pm
LOL my cervix went from 4 to 10 in an hour, and I thought I was dying.. It was ... intense. But I'm notorious for incredibly fast labor.
But seriously, EXPECTING that much dilation is ridiculous!
WHAT??? Why are doctors so ridiculously lazy and uncaring??? And why do mothers just go along blindly???
The basics sounds similar to my DS's birth, but I wasn't playing the doctor game. I went 10 days over-due (even though they talked about inducing every.single.day.), pushed for nearly 3 hours AND DS was almost 10 lbs. With DD (who was 8 lbs.) they told me, "Oh, thank God she wasn't bigger, you could never deliver anything larger!" Wanna bet?
To be fair, though, I was an 8-9 when I got to the hospital and delivered in DH's t-shirt.
Side note - when my SIL had my nephew, 26 other mothers delivered the same night and she was the only non-Cesarean. Can you believe that?
|BUT, whenever I mention that I want to have babies at home, people look at me and say, "You are MUCH too small to give birth naturally." Like it's THEIR business! (I am 4'10".)|