In regards to paed's I never had one in either of my c/s. The first was in a large regional hospital, no paed. he saw DD on day 3 or 4 where he checked for clicky hips since she was complete breech. He also did the wellness check.
For DS I gave birth in a little bush hospital (far better in every respect to the bigger one). No paed full stop. The nearest one is 65kms away. I had the ob, anesthetist, 2 registrars and 2 middies. The middie did the health check on discharge. IMO a paed is not needed.
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19-06-2012 13:10 #371
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19-06-2012 13:20 #372Guest Guest
I had my babies at 2 hospitals in Melbourne, the womens and St V's private. Never had a paed present for either vb or my c/s. Paed saw ds on day 3, and dd at the womens never saw one.
19-06-2012 13:24 #373
I never had a pead at either my C/S or my vaginal.
19-06-2012 13:25 #374
I hate and love the fact that articles like this get everyone talking and debating but am disapointed when someone's opinion is disrespected or they are made to feel stupid for saying what they think - it's exactly what the writer of the article was trying to do and what is wrong with people today.
I don't mind if anyone agrees with me or not and I totally respect everyone's right to an opinion, but I feel that people shouldn't lose sight of the fact that vaginally or c/section delivery is still an operation and/or a procedure.
Professionals are in place to ensure the safest delivery of your child whilst ensuring your safety - this is what they get paid for (whether it be OB, Midwife etc)
Yes have a plan if it makes you feel better - finding out my baby's sex makes me feel better so I'm going to do that!
But ultimately take comfort in the fact that women have been doing this for millions of years.
My theory is - I'll do what I'm told - I trust my OB - I trust the professionals around me - tell me how to best give birth and we'll try that.
There is no "better way" when the end result is a healthy mum and healthy baby - that's the best result.
I guess I've seen first hand as I work in a hospital - that recently a mother and her baby died during child birth which is so rare these days leaving behind a devestated father and confused 2 year old - sometimes in life you have to let go and trust.
19-06-2012 13:26 #375Senior Member
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studying nursing to be looking after my baby. I love my job but we have a purpose and managing a crisis like that is best left for someone more experienced.
19-06-2012 13:32 #376
As PP have pointed out, paeds are not normally attending births, or always doing checks. I had 3 at the birth of DS, 2 students and a fully qualified one, I had none check DD out ever, both were c-sections.
19-06-2012 13:34 #377Well midwives are actually MORE knowledgeable regading birth than some doctors.
A pity I didn't have these superior midwives at my birth. They freaked out and ran and got...you guessed it, the doctor.
Alimia, hear hear.
19-06-2012 13:35 #378
I disagree. I don't believe that women should be able to choose any birth they want. For example I wouldn't support a woman's choice to birth at the top of Mount Everest just for fun; to me it is unnecessarily risky. By that logic, while I say I support birth choices it turns out I only support certain birth choices, and I think that's true of almost all of us.
I think you'll find that almost all people have a limit to what they'll accept as viable birth choices. This doesn't preclude them from being feminist or caring about the rights of women. If Mia doesn't see homebirth or freebirth as viable birth choices because she believes they are dangerous, it makes her no less a feminist than someone who doesn't see sky-diving birth as a viable choice because they believe it is dangerous.
You can say that she's mistaken, that her opinion is based on misinformation. But to take it further and say she doesn't care about women's rights at all is illogical.
19-06-2012 13:40 #379
(Not meaning to insult anyone's inteligence here! Just stating that it's not everyone's field of speciality).
It's like a wishlist - you can think you know how you want things to go down - but there are SO many times and ways "what's best" can change throughout the process - IMO there needs to be room to move in a plan - that goes with everything in life!
19-06-2012 13:41 #380
Hah, I'm going to ask for a sky diving birth on my next birth plan.
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