Plan B, UC? - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 12-02-2012, 09:02 PM - Thread Starter
 
bmcneal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: in my own little world
Posts: 2,075
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I was talking to DF yesterday about how it seems like at least one of the OBs at the practice I'm going to seems a little trigger-happy on my having a repeat c-section, and what are we going to do if they try and pressure us to have an unnecessary c-section. He said, "Well, we'll come back here." I asked him what he meant by here, and he said home. That we would come back home, and have the baby here. Now I am thinking about what I need to do to get ready, how do I prepare?


sleeping.gifMama to DD dust.gif(12.2005), DS1 sleepytime.gif (01.2009), DS2 babyboy.gif (04.28.2013) with DH heartbeat.gif04.10.13!!heartbeat.gif namaste.gif

bmcneal is offline  
#2 of 6 Old 12-03-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Voondrop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: WNC
Posts: 345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

That's neat, that he has that much faith in your body. My husband casually mentioned UC before I had even thought of it & it gave me a confidence boost. But it's also been a crash education as I've been constantly reading the different maneuvers for shoulder dystocia, positions for breech, velamentous insertion, handling hypoxia, hemorrhage & the list goes on. I've had 3 very uneventful births w/ zero complications save the cord being wrapped 2 or 3x, praise God, but every birth is different. I like the student gynecology videos on youtube & medical/ midwifery blogs. We always keep bags of saline but we're hoping to order a transfusion kit & blood pressure cuff as money allows. We just like having medical supplies on hand.


http://domesticfelicitations.blogspot.com/transtichel.gif

Voondrop is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 12-04-2012, 08:04 AM
 
1babysmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,953
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I just replied to your question in our DDC, but while I was reading this I was thinking....I have greatly appreciated the book "Heart & Hands" as well as having "Birth Emergency Skills Training" (B.E.S.T.) on hand!


Me (27) DH (30)...9 Years

DD (7) ~ DD (4) ~ DS (3)

Praying our April 2013 baby sticks!! joy.gif


Babies in Heaven...angel.gif 9/04 angel.gif 2/05 angel.gif 3/11 angel.gif 4/11 angel.gif 6/11 angel.gif 11/11 angel.gif 2/12 (along with my tube greensad.gif )

 

1babysmom is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 12-04-2012, 11:37 PM
 
queenrilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Have you read Gregory White's Emergency Childbirth handbook? You can find it for fre on pdf searching Google.I saved it to my computer so I don't have the link anymore.

I also found a free PDF for Laurie Morgan's The Power of Pleasurable Childbirth on Google. It has a lot of great information (although biased) and great unassisted birth stories.

 

Other than that there are tons of sites with homebirth ktis, you should be able to find some easy on google. I think one of the main ones is called inhishands.com, or something like that. I've found a few. prices range at about $60 for the fanciest set that even comes with a baby cap lol.

 

I google ALOT. I've found PDF lists of "what you need" for homebirth written by midwives, usually lots of towels, a couple of bowls, and blankets. you can tie the cord with boiled shoestring and cut it with boiled scissors, or you can just have a lotus birth and keep everything attached to baby.

I think the main thing to remember is not to tug on the umbillical cord to get it to come out faster. It is for me anyways.

 

Anyways, just look around online and there is ton of information out there. www.unassistedchildbirth.com has a list of books if you have time to order them and read them before baby is supposed to come.

queenrilly is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 12-26-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Devaskyla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: in my great new home
Posts: 4,693
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I would not be looking at medical stuff if planning a UC. The mind set is so different and what your options for what to do are very different, as well. I just don't even know what to say about saline bags and transfusion kits, really. I hope at least one of you is a medical professional.

 

I like Emergency Childbirth. Stand and Deliver has a copy of the PDF on the site. And Heart & Hands, especially the 4th edition, is apparently very UC friendly (I only have the 3rd edition). There's also some great UC videos on Youtube. Mine with ds3 is on there, but it's private.

 

I would have some Shepherd's Purse on hand in case of excessive bleeding and something to tie off the cord (eventually :) ) plus rubbing alcohol for sterilizing scissors (or a pair you can safely boil). Other than normal baby/post partum supplies, those are my main bare minimum birth items.


mom to all boys B: 08/01ribboncesarean.gif,  C: 07/05 uc.jpg, N: 03/09 uc.jpg, M: 01/12 uc.jpg and far too many lost onesintactlact.gifsaynovax.gif

Devaskyla is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 12-26-2012, 02:52 PM
 
salr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 228
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

I agree with the PP.  If I had a medical emergency, I'd go to the hospital.  Otherwise, I'd just...have a baby.  Maybe have some sterilized scissors on hand.

salr is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off