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Oh, my. I don't know whether to :LOL or

From an online conversation recently, and I paraphrase: OBs are doctors with special training. CNMs are nurses with special training. So who would want a nurse when they could have a doctor? No one goes in, even with a cold, and says, "Eh, no, I don't need a doctor, just let me see the nurse."
They would probably think I am really odd then. When I go to my family doc I do ask to be seen by the nurse or np. I usually know whats wrong anyhow. The dr is super busy and I don't want to wait 2 hours to see him. And who goes to the dr for a cold? No wonder Americans are so overmedicated!

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when i was due with my first and was planning a hospital birth unmedicated, the same guy said it was impossible to have a birth without an epidural.
I wonder what humans did before the epidural was invented? :LOL

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One thing I saw on tv that was totally outrageous.
A High risk OB was talking about 3D U/Ss. He said "The first thing we look at is the face. The expression will show how they're doing. If the face is unhappy then we are sure to get them out of there fast because they're not thriving and would do better on the outside"

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Another one:

I wouldn't get a cavity filled w/out novacaine..so why would I go through childbirth w/out pain relief?!?

That one is so stupid I can't even begin to get into all the things wrong with it...ARRRGHHHHHH!
hmm....I haven't had novacaine for a filling since I was 12. I find the pain far more bearable than the effects of the "freezing".

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Childbirth is a natural event, filling teeth is not.

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From an online conversation recently, and I paraphrase: OBs are doctors with special training. CNMs are nurses with special training. So who would want a nurse when they could have a doctor? No one goes in, even with a cold, and says, "Eh, no, I don't need a doctor, just let me see the nurse."

Uh, yeah...and who is with a woman through the MAJORITY of her l&d experience? Nurses. And who diagnoses and treats over the PHONE, then whisks in at the last moment and takes all the credit? A doctor. Sure..give me a doctor any day...right.

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ITA Keeper.

Many EMTs are faster on the draw with setting up and stopping bleeding and diagnosing and handling an emergency than many doctors are even though EMTs need an OK for many of the things they do from a doctor, but they also have to justify what they want to do with the doctor. Being out in the field helps build the 'street smarts' that you need to get the job done.

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a pregnant friend of mine's baby ended up having some organs-outside-of-his-body issues and our local sOB chief of staff told her that they would have to c-sec b/c (his words)

"your vagina is dirty"
Yes, the neonatologist head of the 'special care nursery' where I used to work was fond of saying that the reason that babies got septic and infected was b/c '*that* is not a clean area of the body they are coming out of you know'. :
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My SOB said at my last and final appointment with her,
"You need to come to every prenatal visit, because its important for us to monitor you. You never know, one day the baby might not be there." Where was she going to go I wonder?
Perhaps the baby was going to be born without them in attendance....
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My dumb... sister said "You don't get a trophy for doing it naturally."

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Oh I LOVE that one. "You don't get a trophy."

Listen, chucklehead, just because you can't see my trophy doesn't mean it isn't there. It's inside me and I'll have it for the rest of my life.
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Hey, amyjeans, if one day you went in to your prenatal appointment and the baby "wasn't there" (I'm assuming she meant dead), wouldn't it have been just a touch late for her to be monitoring you?
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he he he...true true

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One thing I saw on tv that was totally outrageous.
A High risk OB was talking about 3D U/Ss. He said "The first thing we look at is the face. The expression will show how they're doing. If the face is unhappy then we are sure to get them out of there fast because they're not thriving and would do better on the outside"

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My mom asked me whether I should be wading in the ocean up to my knees in the second trimester. What if some bacteria, uh, crawled up my leg to my womb? she wondered.
H***, I was swimming in the ocean at 39 weeks. Never did me or DD any harm; I'd been on bedrest for 7 weeks and it was fabulous to get out.

Anyway, there's nothing like swimming when you're pregnant-- takes some of the weight off your back. I had nasty round ligament pain, and swimming was the only thing that helped!

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Wow, I think I must know a rare circle of people, because I've never heard anything near as outrageous as some of these! I had an OB, and she was fond of reminding me constantly and incessantly how important breastfeeding was for at least the first year, and before I left the hospital advised me not to offer the baby a bottle, saying "my first had trouble nursing because I gave her a bottle too soon. Don't listen to anyone who tells you your milk isn't enough." That's my kind of OB, I think.

But I have heard a few:

My MIL says that she only nursed DH for two days, because every time she was ready to breastfeed in the hospital, the nurses made her disinfect her entire chest and abdomen with rubbing alcohol, and put a paper sheet between DH and her, with a cutout for her breasts. After two days of that, she gave in and let them give him bottles. Ouch. And my mother was told, after I was born, that she couldn't nurse after a c-section, that she wouldn't make milk, and anyway, "your breasts are too small to nurse."

Mine are even smaller, and I had no shortage!!!!

But the real winner was from my cousin, who has had two elective c-sections: "You want to have a section, because then the baby's head won't look so squashed in the hospital photos. C-section babies are prettier."

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I'm planning a homebirth in July, but am doing concurrent care with a CNM (who is marvelous and very supportive of my plans) through my insurance as a 'back up'. I'm constantly amazed at the attitude difference between my homebirth midwife and the nurses and other midwives at the medical center. One nurse in particular is an absolute nazi about dates. I was prepared to take my gluclose test at my last appointment, but the nurse looked at my chart and said, 'oh you're not 28 weeks yet, not till monday, we do gluclose screening at 28 weeks. Why don't you reschedule for Monday). I pointed out that I was 27 and 5/7ths weeks pregnant and that monday was a holiday (patriots day in Mass), the whole time sort of laughing, because it seemed so absolutely rediculous that she was so serious about it.

I had been on the fence about the whole gluclose thing and that little bit pushed me right over the edge. I relented, scheduled the appt for Monday and then 'canceled' later that day. I'm sort of glad at her rigidness, it gave me a few more days to read all the posts about the test and talk to my HB midwife and realize that I didn't want it at all.
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During one of my non-stress tests with dd#2 (for going postdates), the nurse asked if I was going to use pain meds during the birth, and I told her no, because I liked all the benefits of using upright positions during labor and birth. She proceeded to explain to me how lying on your back was the best position for 2nd stage because that way, you weren't pushing the baby out against the force of gravity!!

?!?!?!?

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Anyway, there's nothing like swimming when you're pregnant-- takes some of the weight off your back. I had nasty round ligament pain, and swimming was the only thing that helped!
Me too!

My piriformas pulled on the psoas in my left rotator causing me huge pain...I rode a ten speed and it kept the weight off of it...

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because I liked all the benefits of using upright positions during labor and birth. She proceeded to explain to me how lying on your back was the best position for 2nd stage because that way, you weren't pushing the baby out against the force of gravity!!
Did she think upright is standing on your head?
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With DD #1 I had a non-emergent homebirth transport for a malpresentation and long(10 hours) pushing stage. When we got there the doc checked me and determined I could have a vaginal birth but I would probably need to use the vaccum. She then informs me that I would need an epsiotomy since my DD was very malpresented and I was ok with that too. I ask her to please numb me before she cuts me since I knew she was going to cut me more than once(3 times). She looks me right in the eye and says, "Well, there goes your natural birth!"

Like lidocane is in any way a labor pain reducing drug. I mean I get more for my teeth when they are drilled. I was pretty offended since I had just been through 30 hours of labor at home including 10 hours of pushing.

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But, and I am amazed I haven't seen this one here (but not too amazed because it really is bizarre), the number one outrageous thing anyone has ever said to me about childbirth was:

"Giving birth is just like passing a kidney stone only worse."


This from my FIL. Obviously a real expert on the subject matter

I haven't finished readingall the posts, but I have to say, at least for me, passing kidney stones was much worse than giving birth naturally! I pased out 3 times and needed 4 shots of Nubain to pass my kidney stones. No passing out, no drugs to have Maia.
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OMG, this thread is sooo funny. And so far I'm only on page 2, but I'll add mine now. When I was pregnant, a well meaning friend told me about 4 or 5 time through out my pregnancy to make sure that I shaved my legs before going to the hospital in labor. "Because if you don't shave your legs the nurses will make fun of you." She was dead serious, and she knew I planned an unmedicated labor, she wanted to keep warning me because she didn't want me to have some obnoxious nurse derailing me by making fun of me.
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OMG, this thread is sooo funny. And so far I'm only on page 2, but I'll add mine now. When I was pregnant, a well meaning friend told me about 4 or 5 time through out my pregnancy to make sure that I shaved my legs before going to the hospital in labor. "Because if you don't shave your legs the nurses will make fun of you." She was dead serious, and she knew I planned an unmedicated labor, she wanted to keep warning me because she didn't want me to have some obnoxious nurse derailing me by making fun of me.
Yeah, I'm sure they're looking at your hairy legs while they clean the poop off the bed. Some people are nuts.
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My MIL says that she only nursed DH for two days, because every time she was ready to breastfeed in the hospital, the nurses made her disinfect her entire chest and abdomen with rubbing alcohol, and put a paper sheet between DH and her, with a cutout for her breasts. After two days of that, she gave in and let them give him bottles. Ouch.

Wow, mil told me the something similar, she had to put rubbing alcohol on her nipples each time she nursed dh. Can you imagine? Rubbing alcohol on your nipples?! I told dh I think thats why his taste buds are so screwed up. Hes already swallowed his food before he tastes it.

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That is so strange. I got a call from a woman a few weeks ago - she had had 5 normal pregnancies and then a stillbirth at 35 weeks for no apparent reason. Her OB was anxious to induce her at 38 weeks b/c of the prior stillbirth. She refused. So at 40 weeks they do a BPP and tell her that she MUST be induced (but not for 2 days when they can get her on the schedule) b/c on u/s they can see 'there is meconium in the fluid'. I said I had never, EVER heard of such a thing while working almost 5 years in L&D. I really thought it sounded bogus. Anyway, she went in for induction - which they began by rupturing her membranes and releasing totally CLEAR fluid. Is this some new idiot trend? "we can see mec on u/s"?
Many of you are well trained and know much more about this than I would. But sounds crazy to me. Incidentally, I went in for a NST & U/S when I was 41.5 weeks along. My OB thought that my fluid was a little low, but average for being "past due date". He would have liked to induce me that afternoon, but he respected my wishes for an unmedicated birth, we compromised, and I agreed to consider induction in 3 more days if things didn't get going naturally.

That was a Monday, Tuesday morning I woke up with contractions, Wednesday afternoon, still in labor, I let the OB break my water and there was meconium. I really loved my OB, and felt he was on top of things. I believe that if there really was any way for an U/S to tell anything about meconium staining he would have known.
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Oh yeah, the meconium thing reminded me. When the OB broke my bag of waters he, lt out a little "bah" sounds (kind of like 'oh shucks') and the nurse said "Well weren't not surprised right?". My OB sort of cocked his head and said, "Well I guess not." I think he was just really sad to see the meconium, and was hoping not to, well of course he was.

So I ask the nurse, what she means by not being surprised and she said to me , "Well it's and old baby." I said to her, "My baby is not old, how can my baby be old, my baby hasn't even been born yet?"
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one of my friends was talking about how her labor was so fast they had to put her epidural in between pushes; and then the ob wasnt there when the baby was born, so THANK GOD the ANASTHESIOLGIST was there to CUT THE CORD (b/c everyone knows if you don't do that immediately the baby gets pulled right back in!)

and after I'd been pushing w/ ds#1 for less than 10 minutes (after laboring 2), the ob on rotation (whom i'd never met or heard of) introduces himself, picks up the scissors and says "let me help you out here" and gives me the unkind cut. and then after yanking my placenta out by the cord, starts stitching me up and is yelling at me for jumping in pain (he probably never stitched someone who didnt have an epidural.) at my 6wk pp checkup one of the nurses told me how upset he had been that i wasnt in false labor as he had assumed and he had to leave his son's soccer game to deliver the baby. sorry, but he wasn't even with me for an hour; how much easier could his job have been! (I'll tell you, if he hadn't cut me in the first place he might not have had to do the repair and if he hadnt forcibly pulled out my placenta my bleeding might have subsided quicker. i wish i had pushed before he showed up, as the nurses will telling me not to push, that i had to wait for him!)
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one of my friends was talking about how her labor was so fast they had to put her epidural in between pushes; and then the ob wasnt there when the baby was born, so THANK GOD the ANASTHESIOLGIST was there to CUT THE CORD (b/c everyone knows if you don't do that immediately the baby gets pulled right back in!)
And I've never understood this anyway. Why even have the epidural if you are already pushing? What's the point?
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Oh, everybody knows that pushing the baby out is the very most agonizing part
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And I've never understood this anyway. Why even have the epidural if you are already pushing? What's the point?
I've never gotten that one either.

Can I tell a story? One of the most PSYCHO moms I have ever cared for in labor was a woman who had planned an elective induction so she could get an epidural when they gave the pitocin (as she had done with her first child) and never feel a thing. Well darn it all, her water broke before the scheduled day and she was moving through active labor like a ball o' fire. She was having a coniption (sp?) b/c things were NOT going according to her plan. I mean, it was like Zsa Zsa Gabor in labor. She was cursing, hitting, kicking - not b/c of the pain (well, maybe some of that too) - but BECAUSE WE WEREN"T GETTING HER AN EPIDURAL FAST ENOUGH, DAMN IT!!!!! I have never been hit by a pt. before or since. This woman kept screaming at us about all the people in the hospital (doctors' wives, administrators, etc) that she knew and she didn't want a @(#$*&)@(#*$& IV before we called the anesthesiologist, we had better get the @#($*#@()*$& anesthesiologist in there that minute or heads were going to ROLL. So here is the funniest part. The baby is visible, not quite crowning and she is HOLDING THE BABY IN with her hand b/c SHE IS NOT HAVING THIS BABY WITHOUT AN EPIDURAL!!!!!!!! At one point she actually said 'I can't take my hand off my vagina until someone gets me an epidural'. In the end, they wound up giving her a spinal so that she would take her hand away and give half a push to have a baby. BUT NO! She gets her spinal which takes almost immediate effect, announces 'I'm done' and lies back with the baby crowning and WILL NOT PUSH. Heart tones take a dive to the 50's (probably from the fact that she didn't have enough IV fluids yet to counter that ol' lowering of BP) and she will *not* push. Her OB was very stern with her and told her she needed to work with us and she could be 'done' in a minute. She gave 1/2 a grunt with the next ctx. and the kid flew out. But what a scene. And for what? I can't imagine holding that kid in and resisting the urge to push felt too good either. She kept saying afterwards about how she just couldn't imagine going through that pain without an epidural :LOL .
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