Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Little Town Oregon
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I find the most difficult part is that lovely clients, smart healthy women think they can go to have a baby in a hospital and rightly believe they should be able to have an uncomplicated natural birth with their OB and at the hospital.
It then always turns into the most harrowing experience in their life, instead of the most transcendence, and they are made to feel grateful that the hospital averted a catastrophe waiting to happen with the cascading medical interventions. It's the great American Lie to birthing families.
Unsuspecting couples are just having a baby and the medically managed American birth clobbers them. Then they go home with all types of breastfeeding, and emotional complications and they do not realize it is because of the birth.
Perfectly stated. This is exactly what happened. talked into induction at 40 wks 5 days, leads to epidural, then that leads to an episiotomy during delivery, that ultimately ends in a 4th degree tear. 36 stitches for repair, hemorrhaging from what sounds like a premature removal of the placenta. Mom begins to get a fever during 2nd stage and therefore her AND baby are placed on an iv, of course interfering with nursing, so baby doesn't nurse for nearly 36 hours after birth, then they wonder why baby begins to look jaundis.............. yeah. and then my boyfriends SIL (its his daughter, well step daughter who had the baby) has the nerve to look at me and say
" She should not have delivered that baby, she wasn't big enough, she needed a c/s!"
I removed myself from the room
As a feminist I see it as a backlash against women, it controls women to have all these interventions, and prevents us from believing our bodies work perfectly to give birth and breastfeed. We are too powerful for them when we give birth normally!
It all makes my crazy x a million!