Quoting Melissa Grace:" Part one: I wasnt planning to breast feed because i was weirded out about having my daughter suck on ... [snip!] ... to hear some actual expirences from people who have been there. Im terrified about the birthing process, just so many unknowns "If it's your 1st & your Dr is predicting to have to cut you to avoid a 4th degree tear - RUN - fast as you can to another Ob. Get the hell out of there. That is bullsmurf if I've ever heard it. And just so you know, I got THREE cuts & still got a 4th degree tea., Knowing what I know now, I probably tore as badly as I did because they cut me. My tear healed great - the cuts were a bitch & caused needle like pains for about 6 months after.
Quoting Melissa Grace:" I deff going to try pumping and see how it goes. Not long term, but like i said, just for a few months.. ... [snip!] ... my doctor at the pelvic exam said they had way to prevent taring during birth. Im going to talk to my OB about those options."Try really hard NOT to be on your back for pushing. Seriously - it is the worst way to be. Be as upright (squatting) as you can & you WILL tear less.
Quoting justanothamotha:" Try really hard NOT to be on your back for pushing. Seriously - it is the worst way to be. Be as upright (squatting) as you can & you WILL tear less."
Quoting Melissa Grace:" Can i request not to be on my back? I didnt really know they had different positions. Generally i thought it was done while on your back."I didn't request - after my 1st I said "back the smurf up I am squatting". I wish I was kidding. That is what I said.
Quoting justanothamotha:" I didn't request - after my 1st I said "back the smurf up I am squatting". I wish I was kidding. That is what I said. "
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Melissa Grace:</b>" Can i request not to be on my back? I didnt ... [snip!] ... is on your back, but it is the WORST for women! You want to be as upright as possible. I plan to be squatting this time!"At first I wasn't even facing forward. They did talk me into turning around. LOL I was also buck naked. I was large & in charge. Do whatcha want momma - in the end they let you be if you do. I wasn't letting anyone tell me smurf this time. Last time I tore through my butt doing it your way - this time we do it my way. ;)