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I saw this over in Birth Professionals....
I read through the whole thread. It sounds like things are resolving nicely for you!
Just wanted to share something with you:
My MIL had 4 sections. The first was a breech and then once a section, always a section. She VBACd with her 5th. It was very hard for her. She had never experienced labor at all. It was a hospital birth etc. She went on to have 5 more vaginal home births. (10 total.) Her best one was her ninth baby. Her 5th vaginal. She wasn't comfortable with the midwives and sent them away. She got in the bathtub and had the baby very shortly after. It was by far her best birth. She also didn't have a very good mentality about birth (speaks very negatively about it, thinks it's the worst thing in the word, feels like she's dying etc.) I just think it's interesting that her best birth was the one where she sent the mws away and did it herself. Purely anecdotal, but maybe a little reassuring that it has been done before quite successfully!
Also, thank you all for your insight on what you like in mws. I hope that I can be the kind of mw you have described - that I will truly be "with women" and not a hindrance.
Best wishes for the rest of your pg and for a beautiful healing birth for you!
what a midwife can do that you can't: [...]
our midwife appointments lasted a good 45 minutes to an hour each time... lots of time to ask every question that popped into our heads [...]
my husband (who suggested uc... just after we got to the hospital when we were alone for a moment between contractions good timing honey!) would probably have fainted if the midwives weren't there with their calm and competent demeanour filling the room. [...] i had a bit of tearing, they stitched me up. maybe you *could* do that yourself? i don't have the flexibility or the nerve though! [...]they cleaned up [...] my bag of waters never broke - i pushed for a while and finally they said "you know, if we popped your bag, the baby will have room to drop and it will probably go more quickly." there was no pressure from them at all to do it, but i was happy to make things go more quickly at that point! lo was born just a couple of pushes later. maybe you could do that yourself, though? [...] they gave me a shot to help push out the placenta - and honestly, i don't think i would have had the energy otherwise! [...] i had a really easy birth, but just a minute before he was born lo's heartrate dropped, and when he was born the cord was already kaput. i have often wondered... could something have happened? was that no big deal, or were we really lucky? i guess we'll never know, but i'm glad i had two pros around just in case there had been issues. [...] anyway, those were the things that midwives did for me that i couldn't do for myself.
i'm really concerned for the safety of those choosing unassisted c-sectons. . .
can i please be due in sept? please? we ttc this cycle.
Single mom to ds(8), dd(6) and ds(5)