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DD (4.25.08) DD (4.23.10) DD (10.13.12)
I also feel like I have lost some of my birthing confidence, though. I was worried about what birth would be like before I got pregnant with my first child. My mother had such a rough experience, and I grew up knowing that. (Of course to be fair, she had pretty horrible medical care too.) When I was pregnant, though, I felt pretty confident that I would be fine and could birth fine-and then I was overdue, and then I was induced, and then the c section happened. I chalked that up to the cascade of interventions, and I told myself I was for sure going for a vbac next time. Then I thought more. Well, dd DID have a two vessel cord. Her heart rate WAS getting irratic. I never did progress whatsoever even with pitocin and having my water broken (never went 3cm), my pelvis IS apparently misshapen like my mother's, and dd's cord was around her neck. Now I know that all of that still doesn't necessarily mean I truly needed a c section, but it puts things into a different light for me. And my mother, with her misshapen pelvis, was told to have a c section-her childhood doctor (who wasn't an ob) even wrote the clinic she went to and told them this. She hemorraghed, she flatlined, she was anemic for a long time after my birth, and had an awful recovery. She did have my sister vaginally, but they let her go four weeks overdue and she had a long labor that wasn't disturbed (not even the midwives here let you go overdue that long, and I'm not sure how they feel about a stalling labor).
DD 01/2007, DS 09/2011
Fledgling midwife on hiatus, Wife to B, mama to C (c/s 12/04) and S (12/07), m/c (3/12) and expecting another bean 6/13 .
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