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

    Can you tell the OB to get stuffed if you're labouring off the bed and he is asking you to get on the bed with stirrups?

    I so don't wish to end up on the bed unless medically necessary
    A bit worried that the OB will push for the laying on bed position as its easier for him!

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

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    Can you tell the OB to get stuffed if you're labouring off the bed and he is asking you to get on the bed with stirrups?

    I so don't wish to end up on the bed unless medically necessary
    A bit worried that the OB will push for the laying on bed position as its easier for him!
    Not sure about an ob, but the midwives asked me to get out of the shower because i was getting close and I was all like "hell no! I'm having this baby in here!" They were cool with that, and then around 3.5 min later I suddenly decided I was done with the shower lol

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

    Most birth centres and hospitals in aus encourage an active brith, and whatever position is comfortable for you. Lying on your back and in stirrups is rarely what is comfortable... I wonder how many aus women these days had an uncomplicated birth where there was no reason to be confined to bed and still chose that position? Would be interesting to see

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    I think that I just wished that I knew that I had the right to say no. I felt so powerless and vulnerable and was treated with disdain when I dared ask a question. I wish I had been more assertive & not so trusting I guess

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

    Yes you can say you don't want to be in the bed. I laboured in the shower on all fours and then got up on the toilet to try get bubs to move (he was posterior) and that's where they gave me my sterile water injections. They then asked if I wanted to birth in the shower or on my side in the bed. My response was what will be quicker (I was exhausted by this time). The bed they said. However it was not on my back, on my side. And the only time my legs were in the stirrups was after I delivered DS so they could do my stitches.

    Honestly most hospitals and midwives encourage active births because it is quicker and better for you.

    Oh and I forgot to add before don't say you don't want drugs at the start unless you are 100% sure. My SIL said no drugs at the start with my niece, she was then begging for it during labour and they wouldn't give it to her. I said I ideally didn't want them but if the pain got too much for me then I would. I asked for gas, they got it straight away. I said I needed something for my back pain and they did the water injections straight away (I had said at the start this was my preference before peth or epi). And I could tell my midwives personal choice was no drugs whatsoever but she never pushed that on me. She was awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    Can you tell the OB to get stuffed if you're labouring off the bed and he is asking you to get on the bed with stirrups?

    I so don't wish to end up on the bed unless medically necessary
    A bit worried that the OB will push for the laying on bed position as its easier for him!
    You bet your @rse you can.

    1st baby - I wish I had known that I cannot handover responsibility of care to my care providers as they are more than likely to not offer sufficient information on risks and options for me to provide informed consent.
    I wish I had known about the risks of inductions and the alternative options so I might have had a nicer experience when birthing DS. I wish I have have known that labour and birth (even a horrible induced birth) is a walk in the park compared to breastfeeding.

    2nd baby - Perfect birth. I wish I would have known how easy labour and birth could be when you have complete trust of your body, an active labour and no intervention!

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    I wish I had known just how bad the pain would be. I know all labours are different but I really wish friends had been more open and honest about just how painful labour actually is. I knew it would hurt and friends said yeah it hurts but its not that bad. Umm yes it was that bad! I think I would have coped better if I knew what I was in for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathermy View Post
    I think that I just wished that I knew that I had the right to say no. I felt so powerless and vulnerable and was treated with disdain when I dared ask a question. I wish I had been more assertive & not so trusting I guess
    I couldn't agree with this more. I blindly followed directions by an ignorant doctor and almost lost my life. If I ever have a third (terrified now), I will know exactly what I do and don't have to put up with/do.

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

    I am kicking myself that I didn't have an Epidural with my first few labours I got my self so worked up determined not to have anything because I was scared of things going wrong from getting pain relief but in the end my last labour my 7th I had an epidural and it was my most relaxed and calm birth that I have ever had.....

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

    I wish someone had told me that it feels like you are ****ting a watermelon.

    I was so shocked by the feeling that I was pooping

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