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I'm watching an undercover tv show about midwives and i am now officially terrified of giving birth! One woman had to give birth in the hallway because that wards were full, one was refused pain relief because the midwife delivering didn't believe in it, One woman lost one of her twins because of complications that wern't dealt with and another had a really painfull hip condition a couldn't walk and her baby was put into another ward for no reason.
I am so glad the hospital i'm having .Mika in isn't like that one!!
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replied May 3rd, 2007
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I try not to watch stuff like that because it makes me all nervous and crap.


There is this awesome book that you should read! It's ".Ina .May's guide to chirldbirth". It makes you look at birthing in a different light. I love it!
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replied May 3rd, 2007
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i'm watching it too. the hospital i was in wasn't much better
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replied May 3rd, 2007
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I just watched that...it totally freaked me out and im not even pregnant. I felt so sorry for those parents who lost one baby and had the other who became brain damaged because of lack of oxygen.
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replied May 3rd, 2007
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Reading up on this stuff is like a double edge sword. It's good to know what could possibly happen(when i was pregnant with .brian i didn't read up on c-sections.. wish i had) even though it's not extremely common, but it worries you so much. You don't need to be stressing out so much. It's not good for you or the baby.

so either you don't educate yourself on these issues and be oblivious to what can/could happen, or you can choose to learn as much as you can, and at the same time worry yourself to death.

sucks!
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replied May 3rd, 2007
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musikmaker wrote:
I try not to watch stuff like that because it makes me all nervous and crap.


There is this awesome book that you should read! It's ".Ina .May's guide to chirldbirth". It makes you look at birthing in a different light. I love it!


I Loved that book!! another great one is "Babycatcher", but I forget the name of the author. I also read "Birthing from within" and I have given it as a gift to all of my friends who have been prego.
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replied May 3rd, 2007
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Right before I had .Logan, I heard a lot of stories about how the hospital he was going to be born in often had a shortage of space for post-delivery and that they sometimes would put women in the hallway!

I was totally appalled by the thought of having to hang out in the hall right after giving birth - not to mention while I'm trying to breastfeed. Luckily, there was plenty of room when I was there and I got my own room.
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replied May 4th, 2007
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I stopped watching it because i know i would terrify myselft into believing that all of those things will happen to me but thank god i know that the hospital i'm having .Mika in isn't like that, my sister had both of hers there and said it was amazing so pheeeeeeeew
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replied May 4th, 2007
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scary Crying or Very sad things you should not watch before giving children! Laughing
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