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|...would be like going to McDonald's to order a Big Mac, but asking them to make it with organic, antibiotic-free pastured-raised beef, and have it be prepared by people highly educated in nutrition. What I'd be asking for just isn't on the menu."|
A lot of the bad stuff is lack of parental education, self-advocay, or lack of parental backbone. I was always polite, but i was the momma.
Homeschooling mama to 6 year old DD.
|I just don't know how you managed it during labor and immediately after the birth.|
|... I forgot to mention this in my earlier post, but I know a woman who used to be a L&D nurse at the local hospital for several years. And when she got pregnant and began researching the kind of birth she wanted for herself--she ended up choosing a homebirth with a lay midwife...|
one other thing to think about -- and i am not dis-counting a HB --
if DH is not 100% ok with it, and behind the idea.....
you may be setting yourslef up for a more stressful and anxiety birth AT HOME than in the hsoptial.
This is DH's baby too, and you are his wife, he deserves to be confortable with the event too. he should have his fears, thoughts, wants and concerns respected too.
if he is worries, stressed, upset, anxious, or just not 100% with it -- that will effect both of you at teh birth ... and may trunt he hb into something you don't want either.
|Bradley classes pre-childbirth. My instructor had taught around 120 students over the years. About half had OBs and planned natural hospital births, the other half were working with mws. So, let's assume about 60 people planning natural childbirth in a hospital--people who took a 12-week intensive course in preparing them for natural childbirth, did all their research, ate well and exercised, did their Kegels and squats and pelvic tilts, shopped around for natural-birth-friendly OBs, wrote and discussed detailed birth plans with their doctors, etc. The instructor revealed that, during all her years as a Bradley instructor only ONE of the students who planned a hospital birth ended up birthing without any interventions. ONE! Out of this large and incredibly motivated and well-prepared group!|