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July 3rd, 2013 09:36 PM #1611Member
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Doctors here are so afraid of getting sued that they often won't let women try for a natural birth if there is even the slightest risk that something could go wrong - like in my case. I asked my midwife what would happen if my baby was breech and she said it would be a C section because no one knows how to deliver a breech baby anymore. There are tons of youtube videos that show how to do it and it really doesn't look that complicated to me, but since there are a few more risks to the baby if the doctor yanks on the baby doctors are afraid of getting sued. They also like to cut corners to save money on C sections here like using staples, which have an increased risk of wound separation but take only seconds to close the incision. They have this super glue stuff called Dermabond that has a tendency to pop open during recovery if it's not applied properly, but it takes only seconds to close the incision compared to half an hour with double layer stitches so it's the preferred method in many hospitals. If one of those dermbond or staples women decides to try for a VBAC a lot of times the doctor will say they're not comfortable with it because they didn't get double layer stitches and there is an increased risk of uterine rupture.
I've talked to a lot of women who had cesareans at the hospital I go to who say a student did the epidural or surgery or incision closure and they screwed it up because they are just learning how to do it and an OB didn't watch the procedure. So while we pay the most in the US for birth we often get substandard care for major surgical procedures that weren't medically necessary. Sometimes you get less than what you paid for. While cesareans are a life saving surgery in some cases, they are performed far too often in the US - sometimes with very unfortunate consequences.
Sorry I got off topic. I came here originally to give TTC advice because it took me a while to get pregnant, but I got onto this healthcare rant because it's something that's important to me. I hope everyone here gets pregnant and has a complication free pregnancy. When you finally get pregnant there will be more research to do to make sure you don't get screwed over. But in the end most of us walk away with a healthy baby. Good luck, ladies.
July 3rd, 2013 09:40 PM #1613Senior Member
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Hope the Canadian berries had a great Canada Day, and happy 4th of July to the American berries!
Whitegold, I'm just off the pill, too (more recent than you) and my cycle is being weird. Based on body temperatures, I thought I ovulated on Thursday, but started bleeding on Monday - but not very much. So, I'll just keep tracking and see what happens. But, I wanted to share with you this information from Taking Charge of Your Fertility (I'm like a new convert, so enthusiastic about this book! ):
"The Pill can cause any of the following disruptions for up to several months after discontinuing:
- False high temperatures
- Temperature that seems out of sync with cervical fluid
- Absence of typical ovulatory cervical fluid, leading to an unchanging basic infertile pattern [just means the same cm for 14 days in a row, so a sign that ovulation isn't happening]
- Continuous seemingly fertile watery or milky cervical fluid [this might be you]
- Erratic pattern of patches of varying types of cervical fluid
- Short luteal phase indicating an unsuitable ovulation
- Heavier and redder bleeding than you became accustomed to while on the Pill
- Irregular preovulatory bleeding and spotting in the luteal phase
- Poor menstrual flow following ovulation"
I am starting to experience a number of these. It is comforting to know that it is normal for post-Pill, even if it means I'm not back to a regular cycle yet. Hope that helps you a bit!
July 3rd, 2013 09:41 PM #1615
@skylark: Blade and I (and a couple of other members) just recently specifically discussed the Netherlands and Blade had a whole bunch of great info about it, including specific numbers. It's in the forum I started called "C-Sections, Inductions, Oh My!" starting on page 2, at this link:
Just in case anyone is interested!
Last edited by cvdutch31; July 3rd, 2013 at 09:43 PM.Christine
Pregnancy #1: lost to mc, 10/11
Amelia Joelle arrived on 11/28/13 at 7 pounds, 4 ounces of pure beauty. Couldn't be happier to finally be mommy!
July 3rd, 2013 09:53 PM #1617
@andieta very informative! Thank you!! I was getting a little worried since I've never before experienced this! I NEED to buy that book! Lol thanks!Shannon, recently married my BFF and TTC our first <3
July 3rd, 2013 09:55 PM #1619Member
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Blade has some good information about getting insurance to give us service we're entitled to. She seems strangely anti pain medication-free vaginal birth at times, but I will take free insurance advice and medical advice from someone in the industry whenever I can get it so I can't complain too much. I'll read the thread and see if I find any beneficial info to my situation.