I'd told myself I wouldn't reply again lol... but my ob left huge bits out of my medical records. It says a spinal then a general, but conveniently omits why I had the GA - inadequate anesthesia. Covering the anesth. I guess. Although he records only partial placenta removal, mind you no one told me this and I thought it was normal for a c/s to pass bits of tissue for 10 weeks
Everyone keeps saying trust the med pros, you aren't a dr or a middie or an ob. What people don't understand is that many suffered at the hands of these pros. We did trust them and look where it got us....
Speaking of paeds in birth... my daughter was born not breathing (the result of being delivered via a caesarean and not having her lungs compressed via the birth canal). For 11 minutes she didn't take a breath.
The paed was called. Called again. Called again.
10 minutes after my daughter started breathing on her own, the paed finally showed up. Yes, 21 minutes after her delivery. Luckily, she was alive and well at that point... no thanks to him.
Do I think paeds are necessary in birth? No way. In our case, the only reason the paed was called was because of the caesarean delivery. If she had been born naturally, that issue would have been unlikely to have arisen in the first place.
I also trust that one midwife of my choosing, who understand my ideaology around birth and has come to know me as a person too, who is attending ONLY to me and not 10 other women, who spends all my labour in the same room as me, is going to be more likely to catch any issues than a team of random midwifes who don't know me from a bar of soap, who may switch over and be replaced with other midwives who don't know me, who flit in and out randomly, with other women on their mind too... surely if I'm going to show the signs of uterine rupture (my biggest issue being a VBAC), the one midwife focused solely on me is going to pick it up quicker and deal with it sooner. Sure, that means a trip to the hospital... 10 minutes up the road. I do suspect it'd take more than 10 minutes for the hospital midwives to recognise the signs of uterine rupture in hospital, since they may leave me alone for lengthy periods of time anyway.
Some women just feel safer at home. It's not just about the homely surroundings - I could personally give or take that. I don't care about that. It's about what's safe for me and my baby. For me, I believe that's at home.
Neither Mia Freedman or anyone else has the right to tell me I'm wrong.
This is so full on I've never heard of this before but as I'm delivering in December I'm glad to read about it now and not be so nieve.
Were your records accurate leading up to delivery?
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