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I'm currently pregnant with my third child, I went in today for 15 week check up with my midwives, I was told due to first pregnancy and history of big babies being induced I had two choices, scheduled c section if things were looking big again, (questin is whats big to them)or a closely monitored natural labor, no induction ( which is fine I hated potosin) I could not do water birth at all weather baby measured on time or not, there goes that dream :-( they would not use ultrasound in end to determine measurements as they believe its inaccurate, they will go by tummy measures. After some discussion I got them to at least allow me to labor in the tub and get out to push if I do end up doing vagnal/natural birth. But they said if my baby measures big CS it will be. I feel that I can deliver a big baby, but I also know I cannot have a epi in order to do it, because ill need to be able to move positions etc, I understand there concern I just hate the thought of CS. And maybe its just pregnant hormones but I almost feel like that's what was being pushed, like they didn't really have any hopes of me delivering a smaller baby. Which was suprising because its a midwife, Is it true every baby gets bigger? What do you think?
Perfectly normal, stick with your midwife.
Keep midwife and wait till your further along, gage for yourself what you think and if need switch later or
Get another opinion and possibly switch now?
If you ladies please could just pray for her & her family in this time I would really appreciate it. She has brought so many other moms babies into this world & now she's lost her own... No momma should ever have to go through that. :,(
I'm currently working on a documentary called From Courage To Strength: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. From Courage To Strength follows the story (so far) of one mother who had multiple cesareans and wanted to vbac but could not find a provider willing to take her on. There are many women in the United States who have had one or more Cesareans and who have a hard time looking for a provider. Women are being threatened by the hospitals, doctors and even some Midwives that they are a ticking time bomb waiting to explode in subsequent pregnancies after their primary Cesarean.
From Courage To Strength takes you into the stories of women who had the Courage going into the Operating room not knowing what fate their future will hold when it came to having their babies, to the Strength that they needed to fight for their vbacs. Filming is currently being done for this documentary and we are in search of at least two more mothers who are currently pregnant and have had more than one Cesarean whose story we can follow.
I am also looking for Obstetricians and Midwives who I can interview whether or not they agree with VBACs. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PASS THIS INFO ALONG!
I usually see a midwife, but her son broke his ankle and had to see one of the practice's obs at my last appointment Friday. Thought it would be a good time to bring up my wishes. Started talking about EFM ad he basically told me that, even though they know continuous EFM doesn't improve outcomes and likely leads to more interventions, the hospital doesn't have enough nursing staff to do intermittent monitoring. So that basically takes away a lot of my mobility - not happy. Anybody run into something like this and figure out a way to get around the issue?
This is the best option in the area to deliver (trust me, the other hospitals are way worse) and I like all the midwives, homebirth isn't an option, and there aren't any birth centers within an hour and a half (I don't feel comfortable being that far away.). So far my plan is to just stay at home as long as possible to avoid the whole thing!
And just in case it sounds like I'm nitpicking this ob, I actually have liked all the ob's I've met there, they just come from such a different philosophy and have their hands tied on a lot of stuff. It frustrates me that so many involved in obstetrics refuse to update standards based on the best available evidence!