Friday, January 28, 2011

Yeah, Yeah, so the baby was "Big" Whatever..

After much research regarding the whole *birthing* process, I look back on my birth experience and think WTF. I mean really, I had no clue that doctors would use scare tactics on you to convince you one way or the other that during your labor you will need countless interventions and ultimately end up with a C-section. I think they secretly think **yessss** when your ultrasound predicts you're growing a "large" baby. That way if your labor stalls and you don't produce the required 1 cm per hour they can just chalk it up to the baby being too **big**, call for a c-section, and call it a day.

I hate that.

Coming to that conclusion was very difficult for me to accept. I mean the doctor I **still** see is a fabulous and caring person. He is quite possibly the most charismatic person I've ever encountered. He's even my freakin facebook friend. He makes you love him. I would love to see him with my next pregnancy, but I ain't gonna.

Now, looking at his C-section rate, it makes me sick. He's one of the highest around. I know exactly what would happen shall I see him with my next pregnancy.

Next time, I want a med-free, all natural, VAGINAL birth or in my case a VBAC. I want to push my baby out, regardless of the *size*, have him/her thrown on my stomach, be able to nurse right away and go home within the standard 2 days and not worry about all the obstables that comes from giving birth via C-section. As opposed to having drugs injected into your spine, feeling like you cant breathe while the doctor cuts your baby out, wait almost an hour before you can breastfeed, feel like a horrible failure, and stay 4 days in the hospital to then go home and spend WEEKS recovering from major abdominal surgery. Not to mention all the *risk* that go along with that surgery and the future *risk* it could very well cause with future pregnancies.

I want a vaginal delivery. It's my god given right as a woman.

I guess what I'm trying to say is next time, I'm going to trust my body first and the doctor second.

Happy Friday! Looking forward to following some new blogs!


Smart and Trendy Moms


Megan Brown said...

Yes, if you have to live with a vagina, have horrific periods, mood swings, be the one responsible for breast feeding, most diaper changes, etc... it is definitely your right to have the kid however you want! Even if it takes an extra hour or two! Lazy turds

Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

You certainly have your right, and it sounds like your doctor wasn't too keen on helping you achieve what you wanted. But you do have an adorable child!
Following back!

Stephanie said...

Following you (o:

my face is shaped like a tasty pie said...

"I had no clue that doctors would use scare tactics on you to convince you one way or the other that during your labor you will need countless interventions and ultimately end up with a C-section."

that's horrible! why, to save time?

Brynn said...

I'm sure that doctors dont mind attending vaginal births. It's just now days women are put on the clock and if their labor goes beyond a certain point without "progress" they're pretty quick to opt for the section. The docs arent all to blame though. The hospital plays a part as well. Thanks for visiting my blog!

The White Whimsies said...

Following you back. Thanks so much!

Heavensent1 said...

I was never able to have natural births...was hit by a car and totally crushed my pelvic I'm kind of thankful that I was able to have 6 children by C-Sections...and I never stayed longer than 2 days in the hospital...except in the early days when they put you under the gas, instead of spine tapping...then I was in for 5...I always wished I could've had birth the natural way but I'm not complaining, I have 6 wonderful babes~!!

GFC following *heavensent1* from the Freakin' Friday Blog Hop...ifn you have a moment, please stop by Mad Moose Mama ~ ~ and have yourself a look around~!! Have a groovy day...peaces...xoxo

Brynn said...

Please dont get me wrong, I think C-section are wonderful and save many lives when you **have** to have them. They are just over-used now. :-) Thanks for visiting.

furygirl3132 said...

Hello! I am a new follower from Social Parade, look forward to reading more of your blog. Have a wonderful weekend!


Donna said...

I'm a new follower from Social Parade on Friday. I'd love for you to visit my blog and follow back!


Toesthattwinkle! said...

I found you on the blog hop and now Im following you! Please check out my blog and follow me, I also wanted to say how much I love your blog and reading the posts!

Anonymous said...

i know what u mean i did a vaginal birth .. i had epadural and a pezatumia . that was the best way for me and he was 6lbs and 15 .7 oz.. but he had a big head .. he kept on getting stuck in the canal . i was in labor for almost 12 hrs . but i was so glad i did it that way i will not do a c setion only if i have to...

from chari burt

billiemonster said...

What a great article. I don't have any children yet but I plan to. I had NO idea this was an issue that one could possible have to deal with - thanks for the heads up!

I'm a new follower from Social Parade on Friday. Cheerios!

~ ~