I'm soooooo sorry the nasty doulas interfere with their routine of fetal monitor, epidural, (keep quiet and stay in bed), don't eat or drink so you get weaker, and here's the c-section if you take too long.
This article made me so mad when I read it yesterday I didnlt feel up to posting it.
Today's WSJ article on breastmilk contamination. Virtually no defense that even contaminated BM is STILL better than formula. Frickin' frackin' WSJ. And you know what I REALLY want to say.
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Sheesh, I'll try and calm down now. If any of you ladies want to read an article on the flip side, this was about my birth:
Hope it works
I am really looking for someone who is going to be supportive of my birth process and the decisions I have made and will make. I am going for a hospital VBAC--that is how/where I want to have my baby (and I strongly believe that the right place to have the baby is where the mother will feel safest). Right off the bat in the interview, she was recommended I do a homebirth instead, or at least switch practices (to a family practice instead of my ob practice). But I like my ob practice, and besides, I have an ongoing gynecological problem which is being monitored during my pg, and I feel like the best place for *that* is right where I'm at...
Anyway, I felt like she didn't listen to what I was saying and that she was borderline giving me medical advice during the interview. I didn't get the feeling that she would be making me feel comfortable and safe during labor--that she might secondguess me and/or try to give me more medical advice...
I'm thinking very seriously now about whether I want a doula at all. My best friend was at my last birth, and the main reason we're considering a doula for this one is because she's now in another state. Maybe I should try to fly her in for the birth...
That said I know there is nothing like a close friend who knows you as well as you know yourself. That would be awful hard to replace.
I think the educated minds that read this article will see the good points as well as the bad.
AP, Homeschooling, Part-Time working mom with 3 rambunctious boys all born with love at home. (04 & 08 & 12).
How do you think your patients feel.
But I agree. t here are probably a good deal of doulas ou thtere trying to give women thier idea of a perfect birth instead of what the woman wants or feels is appropiate.
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