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Thread: C-Sections, inductions, oh my!
June 25th, 2013 10:50 PM #16Senior Member
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Just a quick note to say that while aiming for natural birth is the norm and preparation and education are excellent, please don't beat yourself up if you end up having a c-section or induction. The birth is one day, then you have the rest of her life.
Agnes wasn't moving the day of my 39 week check-up and was delivered by section two hours after I walked in for a quick appointment. It saved her life and was fine (ruined my lunch plans though!). Talk to your doctor, no one goes into obstetrics hoping to have a high c-section rate but some one specializing in high risk pregnancy may be a great doctor but have very high stats due to the profile of their patients.
Good luck!Thrilled to be mother to @gnes Ei1ish Madeline and Fe1icity Bridget Be@trice
If we'd had boys the list was: Godfrey, Seamus, Alexander, Michael, Felix, Peter, Ignatius & Sebastian.
June 26th, 2013 12:55 AM #18
June 26th, 2013 07:45 AM #20
From the Save the Children's annual Mother's Index report:
"The US ranks number 46—the worst among developed countries—in maternal health, and 41st in child well-being. Overall, the US ranks as the 30th “best place to be a mother,” just above Japan and South Korea, but below all of Western Europe, Slovenia, Poland, Belarus, and numerous other countries.
An American woman faces a 1 in 2,400 risk of death during childbirth. Only five other industrialized countries—Albania, Latvia, Moldova, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine—fare worse on maternal death rates. A woman in the US is more than 10 times as likely as a woman in Estonia, Greece or Singapore to eventually die from a pregnancy related cause."
Give me a home birth in the Netherlands vs a hospital birth in the US any day of the week.Mother to miss Mila Arden. Expecting her brother Cato Bennett in March 2014
June 26th, 2013 07:47 AM #22
June 26th, 2013 10:08 AM #24Senior Member
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The Netherlands does rather poorly when compared to other EU countries, despite the fact that it's one of the richest countries in Europe.
No one is talking about the US, I suppose we can all agree that your health system is a disgrace and (as @blade pointed out) infant mortality is measured differently anyway. A hospital birth in The Netherlands might be preferable to one in the US, but if you have any sort of complications even a camp hospital in Mozambique would be preferable to a homebirth in Amsterdam, as long as there's a doctor around.Florence Maud- Mary Valentine - Ada Imogen - Clementine Everly - Esmée Alexandra | Benedict Henry - Lucan Frederick - Augustine Louis - Emory Patrick - Theodore John