Thought some of you might enjoy these.
Here is my status
"I've had 2 kids and I still can't figure out why anyone would schedule to have their baby before 39-40 weeks. My first was over due and my second was born at 39 weeks 2 days. My second I nearly had to leave at the hospital because he was so small. I understand that not everyone has small kids but why risk having a baby that just might not be ready to come."
Here are the comments to that status
37 weeks considered full term already..with Jayden my dr. Scheduled my c-section when he was 38 weeks because it was safe already.
I had my girl at 38..my choice. She was full term and perfect.
This was me again
"I just don't agree that doctors use the same date for every woman. Not every woman has the same gestation time as another. If a doctor used that on me, my baby would have spent time in the NICU, where as my sister in law had her first boy at nearly 36 weeks and he was perfectly healthy other than some jaundice."
And with repeat csections, drs.don't want women going full term with the risk of going into labor and having complications.
"Just a difference in opinions I guess. I just really hate the comment of "I was tired of being pregnant and just wanted my baby out, that's why I had the baby at 37 weeks, the doctor said the baby would be fine sense it is term" mean while their baby is in the NICU having breathing problems."
I don't think drs would deliver if not full term unless there's other.issues. But we all have reasons for our choices.
I had my water break at 38 weeks to the day with my daughter and induced at 38 weeks with my son. I will never choose to induce again though. I really think it was hard on my son and he was barely alive when he came out. I never want to watch my newborn have CPR again and will do everything on my part I can to prevent it.
I so agree with you. When I hear someone talking about it, I have to bite my tongue.
"I know what you mean about being induced. I would do everything natural inducing method possible before every even thinking about pit again. Going into labor naturally on your own is so different than having it done forcefully before time. Just let your body do what it was meant to do when it was meant to do it. With a few exceptions of course."
I guess that's why it's nice that we all have a choice - doesn't make sense to me when people (especially doctors, who should know better) get impatient.
"I don't get it either. I've not had the best experience with doctors so I've chose to use a midwife for my next baby."
At least make sure they are a nurse-midwife and give birth in a hospital! So many scary things that can happen. Just get a good doctor. We are so lucky to have healthy children now - the more genealogy I do the more grateful I am for good medical care!
Not true most home birth go over well and the midwife knows when to take mom to the hospital if needed. Krista I agree 100% with you on this!!
I think midwifes are great and would use one BUT, I would never have a home birth. That's nice if the midwife knows when to get mom to the hosital; it's the baby having and emergency immediately after birth that makes it not worth it. You can still have an intevention free birth at the hospital with the added assurance of knowing IF something were to happen to the baby, precious time won't be wasted waiting for an ambulance.
If you look up the stats they are very very low for home births actually about the same as a hospital birth as for something going wrong.
This is from the friend that just had an unplanned home birth
it's not worth the risk.
This was my response to all of this.
What ever I choose to do will be my choice and I wont do it with out the guidance of the Lord. If something doesn't feel right I wont do it. But in the end it is my choice.
I totally get and understand your point of view, but if I posted something like that on facebook, I would get similar responses, I think. Most of my friends and family aren't in agreement with me about birth, so I let it alone. Though sometimes I feel led to share things with certain people. And I love it when people ask me! Anyhow, everyone still friends?
Oh yeah. I like to post these types of comments just to see every ones point of views. There are actually some people I thought were hard core doctor/medical lovers that turned out they have issues with the medical as well. Gives me different views on my friends and family that I didn't know were there. When it really bugs me is when they go off on me about my decisions when some of theirs have been just as stupid if not more so. I respect them but when they start disrespecting me and my choices that's when feelings arise. After this status I posted about me doing a home birth and it's my choice and that is what feels right for me, some of them on the previous post that made more sour comments to home birth actually ended up being supportive.