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    I wish i had known how to be assertive.

    A midwife is a midwife. Not the mother of your baby.

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    Default Labour and Birth - What you wish you had known then?

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    Stay at home as long as possible!

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    Default Labour and Birth - What you wish you had known then?

    That most people poop during labour!

    Listen to your body!

    Don't let them force you into having pain relief.

    All those movies where the lady is breathing fast and heavy is crap, you need to take long slow breaths.

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    Default More of this advice please

    Great thread idea.

    I'd love to hear from those who have had an elective Caesarean section and regretted it... or not.

    Also, what's labour and birth like after a long gap between kids. And what's it like when you're over 40. Anything different to anticipate?

    I'm 30 weeks pregnant and planning on an elective C-section in a private hospital. I'm thinking less risk to baby, no pain and avoiding anxiety about my lack of fitness. My obstetrician suggests an induction at 38 weeks. But like the previous poster I recall a very painful birth of my son with the Syntocinon drip (15 years ago now but that memory is burned in).

    I've been watching "One born every minute" on SBS as mental preparation.

    My earlier experiences of labour and birth taught me that a birth plan can be largely irrelevant on the day and the only things I really needed from the carefully packed bags & supplies I took to hospital were hair ties, socks and lemonade ice blocks. I was only upset by things I hadn't expected or knew nothing of. I also found out that I had a strong instinct to be alone and not be touched while labouring - hadn't realised that was an option or a 'normal' feeling.

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    I regret going to hospital to start with. Should of stayed home the first time!

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    Default Labour and Birth - What you wish you had known then?

    I wish I had known to say as soon as that drip goes in il have an epidural as well thanks! Nothing could have prepared me for the hell that are the contractions on the drip when being induced.

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    Default Labour and Birth - What you wish you had known then?

    Quote Originally Posted by pippi View Post
    I wish I had known to say as soon as that drip goes in il have an epidural as well thanks! Nothing could have prepared me for the hell that are the contractions on the drip when being induced.
    Same for me


 

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