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#1 of 9 Old 01-28-2010, 06:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've just got back from a session in tended to introduce us to the 'low dependency labour suite' at my hospital. I should say that I only have the choice of two hospitals, and was really only going to this one because my experience of the other one last time was simply awful.

And I'm over the moon! They are light years ahead of my other hospital choice! They talked about optimal fetal positioning, active labouring, use of essential oils and massage, use of birthing pool, minimal examinations & interventions, and even natural delivery of placenta (not clamping until after cord has stopped pulsing), and encouraging at least an hour of skin to skin (inc breastfeeding) with mammy straight after birth.

I'm sooooooooooo happy

Honestly i'd begun to really worry about this labour / delivery, thinking it was going to end up like last time, because all the things I'd tried to teach myself about having an active, natural labour would be taken out of my hands one I reached the hospital, but the whole philosophy there couldn't be more in tuned to what I'm looking for, I'm now really looking forward to it and confident of a positive outcome. Come on baby, I'm ready!!!


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Yay! Sounds awesome!

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what a breath of fresh air, that all sounds wonderful!
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that is great! Must be such a weight off your shoulders. So happy for you!!!

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Fantastic! Is it in Teeside area? I can't remember where you're located exactly. I guess I'm going to Durham University Hospital. I haven't heard any complaints. I'm going to maybe sound like a jerk, but I WAAAANT my OOOWWWN ROOOOOMM!! I seriously could not sleep even in a private room last time around and this time I'm told I could be in a room with 2 other women and their babies? I'll be crazed!!

I am looking forward to being handed that cuppa tea at the end of labor. I think that is so wonderfully British.

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Wow; that's fantastic! I'm a bit jealous!!

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That sounds wonderful!
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I know, I'm so lucky. i can't believe you guys don't even get gas and air - which makes the whole avoidance of medication thing so much easier (I think gas and air doesn't count )

Maggie - it's the James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough. Not the closest to me, but close enough. And you get your own room - it's like a holiday inn room, with en suite corner bath. You labour in there, deliver in there, have chill time / skin to skin, and the dads are even allowed to stay over! You have the room for up to 24 hours, but they encourage you to go home as soon as you feel ready.

Seriously miles away from what I experienced 3 years ago.

Can't you ask to go there????? It would only take you half an hour to get there...

PS I was born in Dryburn hospital in Durham, but think they knocked that down a couple of years ago?

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Sounds fantastic. Maybe I'm chicken, but 45 minutes away from my first baby sounds scary (as opposed to just across Durham). We now don't have a car anymore either . I was the only driver in our family anyway. DH didn't want to committ to that whole ordeal to get the UK license, which I totally understand.

I hope you have a much, much better experience and are able to have the space to birth your baby with minimal interventions! Have a wonderful birth!

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