+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    2,499
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked
    11
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Thank you all for the info, it means a lot X

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1,426
    Thanks
    497
    Thanked
    1,588
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    Or he. Not all nurses/midwives are female
    I use the feminine pronoun at all times as a small protest against the dominant male pronoun particularly when describing professionals 😊

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to NoteToSelf For This Useful Post:

    Albert01  (12-11-2015)

  4. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1,426
    Thanks
    497
    Thanked
    1,588
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Can I get an elective c-section after 2 traumatic natural births?

    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    Why not just use they? I think use "she" to describe a female dominated profession is a bit hypocritical given your reasons.

    And also a bit disrespectful to male nurses and midwives who also have to fight against stereotypes and gender bias in their jobs.
    I'm more than happy with my use of she.

    I started doing it when my three year old daughter asked why there were no girls in books, or one token girl. I hadn't really noticed prior to that but then it was glaringly obvious that in most books, shows and movies that aren't aimed directly at girls, there is often one token girl. So I automatically started changing he to she.

    It's not hypocritical, it's affirmative action.

    You don't like it, you don't do it.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to NoteToSelf For This Useful Post:

    TreeGirl  (12-11-2015)

  6. #14
    Eko's Avatar
    Eko is offline Acrobatic Dominatrix.
    Winner 2012 - Most Politically Correct Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    2,837
    Thanks
    1,083
    Thanked
    1,427
    Reviews
    9
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    The long and the short of it is that you will really need to stick to your guns. Some people might be sympathetic to your plight, others might say "You never know, your next one might be fantastic!".
    For me it was "My next one might be the same, and that is NOT something I will ever go through again. Ever."

    You just need to stick to your guns, be firm, ensure that you have all the referrals that you need and even have someone to advocate for you (such as a friend or family member who cares about your particular circumstances, not just those of people 'in general') if you tend to get emotional and say what you're feeling rather than what you want.
    If you get into your feelings rather than what your desires are, you'll often find that it gives people a way to skirt the issue because it will become a discussion about your feelings rather than "this is what what I want, and I won't take no for an answer".

    If you can't do that, then it's best to have someone else that can do the talking for you. It's a hard thing to do, and even harder to not get emotional about it whilst doing it, so I'd recommend that as the smart route regardless.

  7. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    199
    Thanks
    204
    Thanked
    85
    Reviews
    0
    I see an obstetric GP and can have a public c section due to traumatic birth next time. My GP does the surgery himself- it's like being private with no hospital fees 😄


 

Similar Threads

  1. Elective c-section
    By Mummylozzie in forum Caesareans
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 30-08-2015, 10:45
  2. How long after unplanned c-section / traumatic birth did it take you to heal emotiona
    By ScubaGal in forum Postnatal & General Women's Health Chat
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 29-06-2015, 11:23
  3. Elective c-section
    By KittyDeFleur in forum Birth & Labour Questions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 17-04-2015, 10:05

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
L'il Aussie Prems FoundationAn Australian charity supporting families of premature babies & children. The charity assists families who are at ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
Booster seat for 7+Safety Issues
IVF Babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017 #2pregnancy and babies through IVF
Scientology.General Chat
Come chat, Ladies who are 40+ TTC or ExpectingConception & Fertility General Chat
Increased bleeding 2 weeks post-partumPregnancy & Birth General Chat
What do you use to listen to music?Product Recommendations & Questions
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›