|Natural, didn't tear.|
|Natural, did tear.|
|Epidural, didn't tear.|
|Epidural, did tear.|
|I had a c-section.|
Quoting kthx.:" Don't you have to pay out of pocket for a midwife? I'll have my own insurance... but I can't afford to pay out of pocket for all that "
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting £egendary £ex:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Brink:</b>" ... [snip!] ... opening up and I stayed relaxed. I would laugh when it hurt instead of tense up. All her labor stories I learned a lot from."I'd like to say she helped me - but I did eveything I knew to do & had just as long a labor with #2 as #1. But my new midwife (that I am not pregnant for yet, but hoping someday will be - lol) said that some women just have prodromal labors regardless. :S I seriously dilate at some ridiculous rate....like one time I went 12 hrs & only got 1cm. I push fast though. I guess I have that going for me.
Quoting justanothamotha:" My insurance covers it - but you pay up front & then get reimbursed. I couldn't have a MW before ... [snip!] ... interview with her...and Dh still hasn't even agreed to TTC. I am just so dang happy to have the CHOICE I can't tell you. "
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" I'd like to say she helped me - but I ... [snip!] ... quickly and can walk around 4-5cm none the wiser. I have a jacked up uterus shape I think that might be a contributing factor."Okay - an example. I KNOW "Fear" has nothing to do with slowing labor for me. With #1 I went to the Dr after being awake for 24 hrs (too much pain to sleep) telling him I thought I slipped a disc because my back was killing me & I couldn't take it. He checked me, said I was at a 2 & to try to relax, labor should be coming soon & there is nothing they can do for back issues until baby is out. So I cried & went home telling Dh I wasn't going to make it - how would I live. 24hrs later I think ah-hah - maybe it's labor. So I got the hospital, they put me on machines, my contractions are less than 2 mins apart -- YAY! I think wow - I will be pushing soon! Right? So she checks me right away...and says (with enthusiasm because she knows no better) "OMG you are already at a 3." I seriously almost kicked her in the face. My 1st was born the NEXT day. GAH. For #2 - repeat all of that except I knew I was in labor...and kept going HOME & going back to be checked & LEAVING. When I went back the last time I as just there to push & he was out 11 mins after arrival. I love that on paper I had my son 11 mins after arrival. It sounds much better than I was there with contractions 90 seconds apart TWO days before THAT occurred & labor didn't stall - I just didn't progress. I have to admit I was very disappointed when it went so slow with #2 because I had myself convinced it wouldn't. LOL Now if there is #3 I will just expect 3 days & plan accordingly - I think that only makes sense.
Quoting kthx.:" Aw yay Unfortunately, I won't ever have a home birth Personal preference. But it'd be nice ... [snip!] ... baby who actually cares (not saying not all doctors care... but I know MW's take a little more time getting to know the woman)."
Quoting justanothamotha:" There are birth centers that have midwives & are hospital affiliated but not on hospital grounds. ... [snip!] ... to pay & then submit your own claim for insurance payments though. You'd really have to check into what is in your area."
Quoting kthx.:" Well I found a midwife center, and they deliver babies at one of the hospitals in Cincinnati. It's a ... [snip!] ... I'll have to call once I do become pregnant and talk to them about the insurance and stuff."Feel free to call them now. I have already interviewed my midwife & I am not even sure there will be TTC again. LOL She didn't mind one bit & though ti twas great that I was shopping around. ;)
Quoting kthx.:" Did you do massages or any prepping?"