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post #21 of 49
Not for religious reasons. I do believe that God created the body to work a certain way and trusted that it would work as planned. I believed that after much prayer I would come to the right decision to UC or not. But as a direct decision for my specific religion? No.
post #22 of 49
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Nope. I'll admit I don't see birth as a spiritual thing either. There's none of that in it for me. Mine was almost entirely a personal boundairies thing (though not abuse related).
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I didn't trust hospitals before ds1 & really wanted a UC with him because of that (plus I'm a very solitary, introverted kind of person). After being cut open because of hospital policies and bs that had nothing to do with my safety or my baby's, I decided that I wasn't ever doing that again & I was going to have the UC I wanted the first time around.
post #23 of 49
truthfully, the only reason i had an UC was because my dd's birth progressed much more quickly than any of us could have imagined. but when it was all said and done - WOW - i never, ever wanted to go back to conventional birthing. there was something truly sacred and empowering about a man and woman together, alone, sharing in the birth of a new being - a being that they created together out of love. it makes me feel connected with the generations that have birthed since the dawn of time in ways that i can't describe. i feel joyous that our second dd's first sight of the world was her father's smiling face and the sun, birds and trees i feel devestated that our first dd's view of the world was a strange man and a plunger coming towards her head.

UC for me has become the standard in birthing (complete opposite from the hospital setting being the standard). i would love another UC for this little one and barring any potential issues that may unfold over the coming weeks, its another UC for me and dh. if not a UC, a homebirth with my midwife.
post #24 of 49
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i suppose for me spirituality/religion did play a role. i think tuning into your intuition is a very key aspect of ucing. i feel intuition is a God-given gift that all of us possesses, but that not everyone utilizes in regards to birth or even everyday life.
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For me, everything I do has some spiritual aspect to it.

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Not for religious reasons. I do believe that God created the body to work a certain way and trusted that it would work as planned. I believed that after much prayer I would come to the right decision to UC or not. But as a direct decision for my specific religion? No.
I agree with all of this. For me, it was a spiritual decision not a religious one. My first UC was the most spiritual experience of my life.
post #25 of 49
Spiritual, yes, religious, no.
post #26 of 49
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i suppose for me spirituality/religion did play a role. i think tuning into your intuition is a very key aspect of ucing. i feel intuition is a God-given gift that all of us possesses, but that not everyone utilizes in regards to birth or even everyday life.
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For me, everything I do has some spiritual aspect to it.

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Not for religious reasons. I do believe that God created the body to work a certain way and trusted that it would work as planned. I believed that after much prayer I would come to the right decision to UC or not. But as a direct decision for my specific religion? No.


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I agree with all of this. For me, it was a spiritual decision not a religious one. My first UC was the most spiritual experience of my life.
Yup all the same reasons quoted for me too.
post #27 of 49
Not religion - my church doesn't tell you how to birth... but spirituality yes. My "personal religion," (aka personal understanding, inclinations, and relationship with God) YES. I believe birth is sacred and will connect you to the Divine.

And like PP said, Everything I do is from my spirituality. I am a very spiritual person.
post #28 of 49
I plan to UC because I trust my own body more than I trust doctors or hospitals. For me personally it has nothing to do with religion/spirituality
post #29 of 49
Non-religious here. UC because I trust myself far more than I trust the professionals.
post #30 of 49
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My choice is for "religious" reasons and non-religious reasons.

I'm a Christian who views highly God's sovereignty in all things. I believe that whatever happens is His will and I trust Him that whatever happens will work out to be the best thing for me whether I understand it or not.

The non-religious part was after dealing with an upsetting hospital birth experience. I was given an episiotomy without my consent. I was made to push as hard as I could even though I didn't want to push that way. I was made to push on my back. I wasn't warned against the dangers of pitocin or an epidural. I was never given any information about anything that was done to me during my whole time of prenatal care. It was upsetting the entire time and I was not happy but I didn't realize that there were any alternatives in my area at that time. I had never heard of UC back then.

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post #31 of 49
Nope. I am not religious.
post #32 of 49
No, not at all.
post #33 of 49
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My choice is for "religious" reasons and non-religious reasons.

I'm a Christian who views highly God's sovereignty in all things. I believe that whatever happens is His will and I trust Him that whatever happens will work out to be the best thing for me whether I understand it or not.

The non-religious part was after dealing with an upsetting hospital birth experience. I was given an episiotomy without my consent. I was made to push as hard as I could even though I didn't want to push that way. I was made to push on my back. I wasn't warned against the dangers of pitocin or an epidural. I was never given any information about anything that was done to me during my whole time of prenatal care. It was upsetting the entire time and I was not happy but I didn't realize that there were any alternatives in my area at that time. I had never heard of UC back then.
: Wow that is exactly what I was gonna say! btw UC rocks! That's the only way I will birth now that I've seen the light. Oh and I'd really like to have 8 kids, always have, but now I see the labor as an added bonus to the steamy bundle of joy that you get.
post #34 of 49
I do refer to Eve who had unattended births obviously.
I also believe God is more powerful than any dr.
post #35 of 49
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Originally Posted by dayiscoming2006 View Post
My choice is for "religious" reasons and non-religious reasons.

I'm a Christian who views highly God's sovereignty in all things. I believe that whatever happens is His will and I trust Him that whatever happens will work out to be the best thing for me whether I understand it or not.

The non-religious part was after dealing with an upsetting hospital birth experience. I was given an episiotomy without my consent. I was made to push as hard as I could even though I didn't want to push that way. I was made to push on my back. I wasn't warned against the dangers of pitocin or an epidural. I was never given any information about anything that was done to me during my whole time of prenatal care. It was upsetting the entire time and I was not happy but I didn't realize that there were any alternatives in my area at that time. I had never heard of UC back then.
: Same here
post #36 of 49
I guess it would be a yes for me, technically speaking.

http://godassistedchildbirth.blogspot.com/
post #37 of 49
My desire to UC was reinforced by teachings of my religion. My faith in my ability to have UC is encouraged by my spirituality. But I also recognize the power of evolution, and the awful state of birth care in the US, as well as trauma from abuse by the birth care system. It all kind of works together to where I plan UCs unless there is something in my intuition/spiritual promptings that tell me otherwise. At this point, it would require more faith on my part to birth in a hospital with attendants than it would to birth by myself with my husband present.
post #38 of 49
religion/spirituality plays a BIG role in my UC decision. it is infact why I became interested in it. Feminism and other like things have nothing to do with it for me. I dont want to change the world (though I wish I could!) and I don't want to prove anything to anyone or to myself. it's totally a spiritual issue. about what birth was meant to be and what sex was created to be by God.
post #39 of 49
i would say that spirituality and religion had no impact on the choice to UC. for me, it just was the right thing to do; it was logically the right thing for our family (it made sense to us philosophically); so that's what we decided to do.

but, it was also a deeply spiritual process. do i think that process is possible in other settings (MWHB, BC, Hosp)--yes. i think that aspects of those make certain spiritual things easier and certain spiritual things harder. but it's still spiritual either way.
post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by dayiscoming2006 View Post
My choice is for "religious" reasons and non-religious reasons.

I'm a Christian who views highly God's sovereignty in all things. I believe that whatever happens is His will and I trust Him that whatever happens will work out to be the best thing for me whether I understand it or not.

The non-religious part was after dealing with an upsetting hospital birth experience. I was given an episiotomy without my consent. I was made to push as hard as I could even though I didn't want to push that way. I was made to push on my back. I wasn't warned against the dangers of pitocin or an epidural. I was never given any information about anything that was done to me during my whole time of prenatal care. It was upsetting the entire time and I was not happy but I didn't realize that there were any alternatives in my area at that time. I had never heard of UC back then.
Me too. My UC with dd was the most amazing spiritual event of my life, constantly calling out to God. It was beautiful. And dh and I were so close, him reading the Bible to me and praying with me and for me.
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