What great birth stories! I can't wait to read your upcoming story!
DH Brad ~ Married 6, together 8yrs
Mom to Anthony ~ 7yrs old
"There is only one perfect child in the world, and every mother has one" Chinese Proverbs
In memory of Reed and support of those who love him...
I loved reading your birth stories. I hope you're able to find a good dr. in your new location, but I agree that it probably won't matter since you've done so well with previous natural births. Moving during a pregnancy would be stressful. Good luck getting everything ready for your new little one!
I am thinking if we have a bigger gap between 3 and 4, I might get 5 out of the deal so number 4 isn't all by him/herself. Plus we would really like a bigger house before having a 4th.
PS Your boys are darling, I love that you have ALL boys!!! I have all sisters (4 of us) and its so much fun to have an all same gender family.
I hope your doctor works with you nicely!
Elijah ~ 8/27/04
Evan ~ 06/14/06
Emelia ~ 11/13/08
Elliana ~ 9/10/10
Ugh....I just went to my 36 week appt. It was my first appt with the DR here. I left feeling very frustrated. This DR is very conservative and I got the vibe that he isn't very NCB-minded. He said that they do IVs, but that I "might" be able to get away with a saline-lock. He also said that they manage the 3rd stage (delivering placenta) with pit. I asked if I could deny this and he was taken aback by my question. It is like he hasn't had any NCB mamas in there.
I called Dh and expressed my frustration and he told me to call the next town over (45 minutes away) and see if there is a MW there. What would you ladies do?
Chase-13, Trey-11, Layton-9, Zander-5, McKay-3, Declan-1, Keely born 9/6/2012
Hmmm, Your labours seem to be long enough to make the drive to the next town over. I would probably ring around to see who there is and what is offered and then make a decision. I can't say I have ever heard of the 3rd stage being managed by pit. We get some kind of injection in the thigh here (if not going for a physiological 3rd stage), but for the life of me, I can't remember what it is.
When I had my childbirth class at the local teaching hosptial, before I decided to switch to a group of midwives and a smaller more ncb-friendly hospital, the nurse who taught the class said that they give everybody pitocin during the 3rd stage so that they won't hemorrhage. I asked it you can refuse it and she seemed surprised by the question, like "why would you want to risk hemorrhaging?"
ANYWAY, I think 45 min away is not too bad if you can find a good midwife the next town over.
i think 45 min would be very managable. Why would they give everyone pit. not everyone needs it, seems kinda weird. A phone call wouldn't hurt just to see what they have!
<3 Dh Jason 3/22/03
Baby #4 11/24/13