Emma was considered high risk this pregnancy. Most people told her to just suck it up and have a c-section. She chose to follow her gut instincts, and fight for what she felt was right, even if it went outside of what most people consider "normal" for today's child bearing mothers.
Hi, I had a c-section with my first and to date (27 weeks) plan on having another with this pregnancy.
I'm interested in using a birthing center. How can I find one? What qualification should I look for? What questions should I ask?
My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant. I have read about preconception and pregnancy but my question has to do with birthing choices. When I was born my mother used a midwife at home and when my husband was born he had a doctor in a hospital. Which do you think is better? I like the idea of a home birth but when my mother-in-law was having my husband, he got stuck coming out. Is that possibly a genetic thing? He had very big shoulders! Could that possibly happen to us?
If you're looking for more personal, less rushed care during your pregnancy, you may want to consider a midwife. The midwives' model of care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes. She usually offers a variety of options and seeks to eliminate or minimize unnecessary interventions. Read on to learn more about midwifery care.
There are a number of different techniques that can be used when you choose to birth without using any medical interventions. The following is list of techniques that have been used for many years in aiding with natural birth.
Sarah hijacked this entry, which is fine with me. After all, it's her uterus; maybe it should be her words, too.... They were also starting to hurt really bad. For some reason I kept yelling "Ouchie Momma!" When I tried to shower, it took forever because I had to stop every time a contraction came.