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Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-07-2014, 10:56 AM
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Views: 3,754
Posted By AwaitingJuno
How is it one poster says "women should be...

How is it one poster says "women should be complete information on the risks and benefits of both VB and CS..." and another poster reads "CS for everyone!"?
 
Dinah is right that not every case of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-22-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,754
Posted By AwaitingJuno
I applaud OP for even asking the hypothetical...

I applaud OP for even asking the hypothetical question. I am a Cesarean by Choice mother - and the thing I've come to understand is that birth is an immensely personal and political thing. My choice...
Forum: Birth Stories   01-25-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,191
Posted By AwaitingJuno
Thank-you Demeter for the well wishes.  My son...

Thank-you Demeter for the well wishes.  My son is doing very well - he's now four months old, and thriving and it is so nice to have regained a bit of me that was lost with my daughter's birth.  
 ...
Forum: C-section Birth   11-19-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By AwaitingJuno
Yep there's a point. While most scheduled c/s...

Yep there's a point. While most scheduled c/s happen as scheduled c/s, sometimes a woman might go into spontaneous labour and sometimes things progress too quickly to do the c/s. The swab is...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   11-16-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By AwaitingJuno
((Hugs)) I've never had cholestasis of...

((Hugs))
I've never had cholestasis of pregnancy - but I know the itch as I had a blocked bile duct once and the build up of bile caused insane itching in my hands and feet.  It sounds as though it...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-15-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,191
Posted By AwaitingJuno
Thank-you Rana.

Thank-you Rana.
Forum: Birth Stories   11-14-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,191
Posted By AwaitingJuno
Thank-you again for the supportive words....

Thank-you again for the supportive words. Alohamom - I do feel bad that the memories from my daughter's birth are not positive ones for me - I love my daughter and see her birth and her as distinct...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-12-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,191
Posted By AwaitingJuno
Actually the data I have (large study in BC)...

Actually the data I have (large study in BC) showed that the risks of elective c-section accrue to the mother and future pregnancies (placenta previa/accreta etc.) and there is a 67% reduction in...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-12-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,191
Posted By AwaitingJuno
Thank-you Storm Bride.   Linnea - you are...

Thank-you Storm Bride.
 
Linnea - you are coming across as really, really offensive.  In fact you are coming across as exactly the kind of AP/Natural parent that gives the movement a bad name -...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-12-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,191
Posted By AwaitingJuno
Linea - you have issues. I sincerely hope you...

Linea - you have issues. I sincerely hope you can come to a place where people making different choices than your own is not threatening. I am not threatened by your choices, so why are you so...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-12-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,191
Posted By AwaitingJuno
I'm sorry if I posted in the wrong category -...

I'm sorry if I posted in the wrong category - the category said 'birth stories' - and I wanted to share mine.  I know its hard not to be judgemental of the choices people make, especially when those...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-11-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,191
Posted By AwaitingJuno
To speak for myself - prior to my first birth I...

To speak for myself - prior to my first birth I knew the relative risks of vaginal birth and cesarean birth and preferred that of cesarean. For the record, prior to the first birth, I had worked...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-08-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,191
Posted By AwaitingJuno
I have absolutely no guilt around having a...

I have absolutely no guilt around having a cesarean nor around asking for one the first time. I have a lot of anger about what happened the first time, but guilt? For what? For choosing a safe and...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-08-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,191
Posted By AwaitingJuno
The back story is at...

The back story is at www.awaitingjuno.blogspot.com (http://www.awaitingjuno.blogspot.com) - and the short answer is that I don't know why a csection didn't happen with the first birth. It was agreed...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-06-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,191
Posted By AwaitingJuno
My first birth experience happened in a baby...

My first birth experience happened in a baby friendly hospital with the lights turned low, a nurse reminding me that "my body was made to do this", and resulted in the vaginal delivery of a 6 pound...
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