I have a question for all you wise and learned mamas out there. I'm not even pregnant, but I'm starting early to prepare for a UC.
With both dd and ds, I had what for me were borderline ideal hospital births. All by God's grace, I might add, and an arrogant Doc (I'd like to thank him for missing my dd's birth because he thought he knew more about me than I did!) an amazing resident (who actually took 20 seconds to scan my birthplan and FOLLOW it) as he attended my dd's arrival, and a wonderful nurse (who was only at the hospital for the week due to a baby boom!) who helped my dh catch my ds (my M/W's legs were too short to allow her to get there in time!
) and insisted everyone that came near us adhere to my wishes. Bless them all!
That all having been said, I've been reading in the archives about lotus birth and different views on placentas and cords and whatnot. It sounds like it's sometimes difficult to deliver the placenta, but with both of my babies, I never even felt it come out.
So my question is this: was that just the way my body does things, or was that due to something the doc or midwife did? I come from a long line of 'good birthing stock!' We'd squat in the fields if we had any. (fields
) Maybe I just have huge hips? I had totally natural birth right up until they gave me the pitocin. I d*mn sure felt both babies coming out!!
I think maybe I was just too excited and pumped full of adrenaline? Neither baby was big or small..just right. I didn't know anything about when cutting cords was good or bad. I did nurse them both immediately, and with my son I had what they said was 'technically' a post partum hemorrage, but didn't suffer any ill effects. They did give me a shot of pitocin even though I was nursing my son. I could tell that the m/w was getting nervous. She said my bleeding could be because a)I'm a redhead, b)Ds came into the world fast and furious, c)I was in the jacuzzi until they dragged me out kicking and cursing (this hospital didn't do waterbirths) or d)all of the above acting together. Needless to say, no one offered me any placenta to eat. I was just figuring I'd have a bite of that if the bleeding seemed too intense with our next baby.
So any info any one has, I'd really appreciate it! Thank you, sorry this is so long!