Anyone here give birth while on active duty, either presently or in years past? It's been over 18 years since my oldest was born, and I'm still angry about my experience. It doesn't discolor my whole life or anything, but I desperately wish I could go back in time and redo things.
Regulations say that active duty members cannot refuse medical treatment. I was induced at 42 weeks, for no other reason than I was post-dates. I had plenty of amniotic fluid, was healthy, and baby was in no distress. What followed was a nightmarish labor and cesarean during which I lost half my blood volume (which wasn't replaced, for some reason).
Could I have refused the induction? Who knows?