I did think about having a home birth, but there were three reasons we decided not to:
1. The midwife wouldn’t even make it to the delivery at my house in time
2. My daughter was very, very sick when she was born and had to be flown by flight for life to a children’s hospital…I don’t want to take that chance (that someone won’t be around in case baby is sick)
3. My oldest is the only one who knows about the whole birth process. He’s 10 and I’ve explained to him that I might need his help. I also have an 8 year old daughter and a 6 year old son who would possibly freak out.
Having said all that: They probably WILL freak out anyway; since I probably WON’T make it to the hosp :p
I was told that if I make it to late in my 38th week with no baby, they will induce.
I’ve had three kids already. No pain meds for any of them.
With my first, I pulled a casserole out of the oven at 9 pm and went into the bathroom to be sick. Sat in the bathroom for 20 minutes thinking, “what a crappy time to catch the flu.” My husb said, “You’ve been in there for 20 minutes and you’ve been moaning every 2 minutes. Let’s go to the hosp.”
So we left for the hosp., which was a 30 minute drive from our house, in another town. Four miles out of our town, my baby was coming out and I was pushing him back in with my hand.
My husb turned around and we went to the little ER in our town and I had him in the hallway at 9:40 PM….40 minutes after I first felt sick
For my second: I went in for a routine doc visit and I was 8 cm. They kept me for 36 hours and I didn’t dilate much more. I was walking around and laughing and not feeling at all like I needed to be at a hosp. They put the contraction monitor thingy on me and couldn’t believe that I didn’t feel the contractions.
The doc wanted to go hiking with a friend, so she broke my water to move things along. I felt my first contraction at 3:15 PM, 2 hours after she broke my water, and my baby was born at 4….45 minutes after I felt a contraction
With my third: I prayed for a sign!! I had a 3.5 year old and a 2.5 year old at home and couldn’t load them up and make it to the hosp in time!!
My water broke at 6AM, went to the hosp. and he was born at 8 AM…I never even felt a contraction until about 40 minutes before he was born
So….I’m worried. I’m thinking I’ll just drop a baby out while I’m in the grocery store or at a meeting or something. My friend had her fourth recently…and she told me her labors were 10-12 hours for her first three (less time each time) and for her fourth, she had him in three hours.
I don’t even have an hour; and once I feel the contractions, I’m at 10 cm and pretty much incapacitated and can’t move to get into the car to drive to the hosp or call 911…
Yep. Pretty nervous. But I’m sure it will be okay…I can have a baby at home then call 911 to make sure baby is okay
Haha, professionals? Everyone will have weaknesses. As long as your motivation is to share information and do your best, I believe you belong ^^ Even the user who commented in that manner I’ve seen behave… unsavory at times. As do I occasionally.
I noticed ^^ I’m neither going to say what you did was excusable nor accuse you of it. Evaluating the act itself isn’t as important to me as the causes. Though I have heard of many people getting frustrated because they care.
PixieSticks, it looks like you could use a better way to deal with your frustration on this post, http://help.com/post/496072-fate-or-c…
I’m afraid there are quite a few people who won’t appreciate or respond well so I suggest you learn how to deal with it ^^
What has been useful for me in the past is thinking of helping someone as a gift. If a gift is trampled on or never appreciated, it was still a gift. And they can never be wasted.