It is sad that health care providers don't always recognise or appreciate these truths.
It is great that you have a strong advocate in your Mum. Let her know all the things you want, write it down and devise a plan together, so when it is time for baby to come, you have all the information there and don't have to think about it cos you know what you want.
While writing your plan for your optimal birth, also research, consider and devise plans for if circumstances arise. It is easier to think about what you will or won't consent to now.
Best wishes for an awesome birth and first meeting with your baby!
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Can I just say, don't go in with the attitude that they are the "experts". YOU are the expert on birthing your baby. If you believe that THEY are the experts, it will probably be your undoing. (I'm speaking from personal experience -- two out of four births I handed my control over to the "experts" and both times things went skew-wiff.) Just trust that your body and baby know what they are doing and just do what feels right for you at the time.
Keep in the back of your mind that they are the experts in "problems" and unfortunately, more often than not, they are the CAUSE of the problems.
06-10-2012 11:28 #13
As to Weather the midwife will encourage you to be on your back all depends who you get. If you want a positive birth, tell them to get stuffed and get up,walk, rock, be upright as much as you can!
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